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Thursday, March 18, 2010

[Ferrin Gallery] FOCUS: Studio Pottery - March

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. 

Image Caption: Mark Shapiro, Fluted Bottle, 18 x 7 in.

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NEW WORK by Seth Rainville

SETH RAINVILLE of New Bedford, MA is one of our emerging talents. "Inkware",  his term for narrative style painting on woodfired porcelain, provides a perfect format for this born storyteller.  His current series focuses on tales of the sea and the whaling industry.  A graduate of UMASS Dartmouth, he was a winter resident artist at  Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts 2006-7 followed by a year in Chris Gustin's apprenticeship program.  These new pieces follow his "sell out" introductcion at SOFA Chicago in The Illusculptors. 

Image caption: Ready, Set, Go, 2010, porcelain inkware, 7 x 4 x 7.5 inches

Click Here to Link to SETH RAINVILLE on FerrinGallery.com

NEW WORK by Steve Godfrey

STEVE GODFREY of Anchorage, AK is best known for using birds as decorative elements on celebratory porcealin objects.  However, he continues to flirt with the mundane by producing functional pottery that "balances between the images of ornate 'Sunday dinner' ware and the trustworthy 'coffee mug in the car' ware."

Image caption: Emperor Goose Family Salt Celler, 2009, reduction fired porcelain, 6 x 9 x 9 in.
Click Here to Link to STEVE GODFREY on FerrinGallery.com

NEW WORK by Peter Scherzer

PETER SCHERZER  uses the teapot as an object to explore the combination of "Baroque excess with basic utility".  Currently the studio manager at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Scherzer graduated from Alfred University in 1999 followed by a two year artist residency at The Archie Bray Foundation. 

Image caption: Teapot, 2009, ceramic, 4.75 x 7 x 5 inches
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ONVIEW 24/7 The Teapots: An Ongoing Changing Collection  with regular survey "shows" of teapots taking place at musuems and galleries throughout the country, in the gallery and online, we offer an ongoing, presorted selection of contemporary teapots.  For the teapot collector or for those who enjoy this way of viewing a survey of contemporary studio pottery, we present the work of twenty five artists, for sale - online.  While most are functional, some stretch the limits by exploring the conceptual aspect of the form.  Christa Assad does just this with her current series that uses architecturally interesting structures as inspiration for her latest works.  These pieces are offered as a preview for our upcoming, "ReObjectification", a group show of 2D/3D works in all media to be presented at SOFA and the gallery this spring.

Image Caption:  Christa Assad, Wood Burner Teapot, Donald, British Columbia, 2010, 8 x 9.5 x 6.5 in
Click Here to Link to THE TEAPOTS on FerrinGallery.com

Studio Pottery at NCECA 2010

The National Conference of Educators in the Ceramic Arts
March 30 - April 2
Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street, Philadelphia
Liberty Ballroom Salons

The annual convergence of professionals, collectors, artists, educators and students attracts over 4,000 to the conference and exhibits staged throughout the city.

Adjacent to Conference Headquarters and open to the public, Ferrin Gallery presents an in-depth collection of functional pottery by emerging and established studio potters from around the country.

Bernadette Curran, PA
David Eichelberger, NE
Kristen Kieffer, MA
Michael Kline, NC
Brooke Noble, NY
Michael McCarthy, MA
Deborah Schwartzkopf, WA
Mark Shapiro, MA
Sam Taylor, MA
Shoko Teruyama, NC
Kurt Weiser, AZ

Image caption: Brook Noble, Mug with Handle (Owl), 2009, ceramic, 3 x 4 inches

Click Here to Link to the NCECA page on ferrringallery.com


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