Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay
August 17, 2019 - March 14, 2021
Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay presents recent additions to Fuller Craft’s ceramic collection. Exhibited works represent a range of processes and conceptual approaches in clay, from Cheryl Ann Thomas’s slumped, coiled sculpture to Jun Kaneko’s painterly “dango” to Steven Young Lee’s deconstructed pot. Figuration also comes into play, with strong examples by Patti Warashina, Akio Takamori, and Tip Toland. Fuller Craft Museum is proud to shine a light on the clay triumphs of these renowned ceramicists while proudly displaying the institution’s recent collecting achievements.
In order of appearance:
Mara Superior, A Spring Dream (Rabbit Teapot), 2008. High fired porcelain, ceramic oxides, underglaze, glaze, wood, and gold leaf 16″ x 17″ x 6″
Jun Kaneko, Untitled 15-02-20, 2015. Glazed ceramic. 24.75″ x 13.75″ x 9″ Photo by Dean Powell.
Cheryl Ann Thomas, Shade, 2017. Ceramic 36″ x 19″ x 19″ Photo by Dean Powell.
Mark Shapiro, Three Handled Jugs, 2018. Wood-fired and salt-glazed stoneware. 18” x 11” x 11”; 14” x 8” x 8” Photo by Dean Powell.
Akio Takamori, Grandmother, 2010. Stoneware with underglazes. 28″ x 10″ x 7″ Photo by Dean Powell.
Steven Young Lee
Cheryl Ann Thomas
Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay Press Release