A juried exhibit showcasing recent work by the pottery's instructors and advanced students
Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park
The slideshow below shows more from this special exhibit.
Photos by Bruce Douglas
2013 Master Potter Workshop
Tara Wilson* - Quiet Pots
Nationally acclaimed potter Tara Wilson will demonstrate wheel thrown shapes and surface treatments for all types of firing including reduction, soda/salt and wood firing.
November 1-3, 2003
Tara Wilson is a studio potter living in Montana City, Montana. She received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000 and an MFA degree from the University of Florida in 2003. She has been a resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation and The Red Lodge Clay Center. Tara fires in wood and soda atmospheric kilns. In this workshop, she will demonstrate her gestural forms and surface treatments that have brought her national recognition and acclaim.
Quiet pots initially speak softly yet reveal complexity in both form and surface through continued investigation and use. Embodied in my atmospheric fired vessels is the serenity that I experience by surrounding myself on a daily basis with a rich natural environment.
While the surfaces of the vessels represent the natural world, the forms often relate to the figure. Pottery’s inherent relationship to the figure is accentuated in my gestural forms. The dialog between the forms changes as the pieces are used.
The simple things in life are often the most important, the great outdoors, the company of my dog, and the beauty of making pots on a daily basis. My pots speak of my passions, while at the same time allowing the user to recognize the important things in their own lives. www.tarawilsonpottery.com
A SHARED VISION”
Glen Echo Pottery will present a spring ceramics exhibit entitled “Masterworks 2014: A Shared Vision” at Glen Echo Park’s Popcorn Gallery, May 3-June 1, 2014.
An opening reception will be held on Sunday, May 4, from 3-5 p.m.
The show will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. and by special arrangement. The show will feature the work of Glen Echo Pottery’s Artistic Director and Master Potter Jeff Kirk, as well as recent work by other Pottery instructors and advanced students. The show will highlight personal styles, interpretations, and shared visions within the Glen Echo Pottery community through the display of masterworks of form, function, and sculpture.
This show is presented in cooperation with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc., the National Park Service, and Montgomery County, Maryland.
The park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812.