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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

[Ferrin Gallery] FOCUS: Studio Pottery

STUDIO CERAMICS @ Ferrin Gallery

For 30 years, Ferrin Gallery has specialized in American ceramics and studio pottery. This category covers a wide range of material. From utilitarian objects for daily use to contemporary decorative arts for collecting, we always offer a large selection, specially chosen by the artists from their various kiln firings throughout the year.

ONVIEW at the
gallery or ONLINE 24/7, the gallery offers a curated collection of both established and up and coming studio potters from around the country and the region . Our "buy now" and "shopping cart" allows for immediate purchase using "paypal."

Or call 413.442.1622 during business hours for a "virtual tour" and conversation.

Click Here for Link to FERRIN GALLERY for Studio Pottery

NEW WORK by Michael McCarthy

MICHAEL MCCARTHY is a local potter arriving in the Berkshires ten years ago to apprentice with Mark Shapiro and presently working in the resident studios at Project Art in Cummington. His functional pottery concentrates on simple, reserved forms fired in his newly completed wood kiln to produce rich, natural surfaces. Intending his work to be used, McCarthy is focusing this spring on tableware and will be one of our featured "Dish" makers this summer in the Dish & Dine series that pairs local food with local artists presented on locally made dishes.

Image caption: Casserole, 2009, woodfired porcelain, 7 x 11 inches

Click Here to Link to MICHAEL MCCARTHY on FerrinGallery.com

NEW WORK by Lorna Meaden

LORNA MEADEN of Durango, CO is one of our mid career potters who creates refined forms for elaborate patterning on woodfired porcelain. Her newly arrived series include a great selection of pouring and drinking vessels include watering cans, flasks, pitchers and great cups.

Image caption: Grey Pitcher, 2009, soda fired porcelain, 13 x 8 x 7 inches
Click Here to Link to LORNA MEADEN on FerrinGallery.com

NEW WORK by Christine Knox

CHRISTY KNOX is one of our Hilltown potters who makes handmade functional pottery covered with embossed patterns derived from nature. With over 20 years of work in ceramics, Christy continues to grow and refine her well known designs.

Image caption: Large Vase, 2009, ceramic, 13 inches
Click Here to Link to CHRISTY KNOX on FerrinGallery.com

DISH & DINE: Jason Houston, Mary Anne Davis, The Market

Pairing local food with local artists.

The first in a series of evening dinners in the gallery pairing local food with local artists.

In conjunction with Jason Houston's solo show of photography, Family of Mine, the gallery teams up with THE MARKET, for a dinner using locally grown produce served on dinnerware by MARY ANNE DAVIS.

The evening starts with a reception for Houston's new work from his Farm & Food series @ The Market, our newest neighbor on Upper North Street, followed by dinner at the gallery and a visual presentation and conversation with JASON HOUSTON based on contemporary photography, documentary, and personal perspectives.

Saturday, February 20th,
Reception @ The Market 5:30 - 6:30pm
Dinner @ Ferrin Gallery 6:30-9:00pm
$35, limit 40 guests. BYOB.

Reservations required:
(413) 442-1622

Image caption: Indian Line Farm, Christoph, photograph

Click Here to Link to DISH&DINE on FerrinGallery.com

ONVIEW: Jason Houston @ The Market

Photography: Food and Farm
Ten new images taken at green markets and organic farms.

Opens February 20 - May 2010
@ The Market, 391 North Street
Reception: 5:30 - 6:30

Jason Houston, an independent documentary photographer, focuses on social and environmental issues across the country and around the world. He has photographed the small family farms throughout the Berkshire region for over a decade and traveled to over a dozen countries documenting community-based conservation in the developing world. His environmental portraits, landscapes, and elemental details focus the viewer on the global issues and processes that define how we live on this planet. Houston is a frequent contributor to Berkshire Living Magazine and serves as the photo editor of Orion Magazine.

Image caption: Street Market, Wenzhou, China. 2009, photograph, 24 x 36 inches

Click Here to Link to JASON HOUSTON on FerrinGallery.com


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