Legacy of Fire: Clay Dragon Studios Revisited

Exhibition dates:

Ritvalissa Ojanen, Grey Keyhole Necklace, 2014, glass beads and silver.

From 1976 – 1984, ten ceramic artists operated out of a dynamic gallery and cooperative workspace in the historic A. H. Davenport building in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. Named Clay Dragon Studios, this collaborative became a springboard for creativity and an influential foundation for numerous artists in contemporary ceramics. Now 30 years later, this retrospective exhibition showcases the rich range of mature styles, diverse materials, and new developments of former Clay Dragon Studios members. This exhibition is curated by Ellen Schön, with Judith Motzkin and is dedicated to the memories of Shellie Zimmerman Brooks and Elee Koplow.

Closing Reception: Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The roundtable discussion begins at 3:00 pm. There will be a special roundtable discussion with six members of the exhibition who will talk about their process and the evolution of their work over the years. Admission to the reception is included with the cost of Museum admission. The Legacy of Fire Roundtable is $15 ($7 Members). Space is limited so click here to register online below of call our front desk 508.588.6000 to reserve your seat.



The following artists will be featured in the exhibition:

Shellie Z. Brooks (post)
Ellen Grenadier
Abby Huntoon
David Judelson
Elee Koplow (post)
Jod Lourie
Judith Motzkin
Ritvaliisa Ojanen
Ellen Schön
Dick Studley
Nancy Train Smith
Kyoko Tonegawa