seen +scene: Attending the opening of Ceramic Top 40 at Red Star studios at Belger Crane Yards in Kansas City  with visits to the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Nelson Atkins Museum, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Jun Kaneko’s Magic Flute Lyric Opera, Red Star studios and gallery.

CERAMIC TOP 40 | 2013

exhibition of artists under and over age 40 currently working in ceramics November 1 – January 25, 2014

presented by Ferrin Contemporary and Red Star Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri

Ceramic Top 40 | 2013 presents art work by individual artists, collaborators, and design partners – half  over and half under age 40 – drawn from the finalists of juried submissions and by invitation.  These artists are currently working on the cutting edge of current processes, ideas, and presentation concepts in conceptual utilitarian and sculptural ceramics.

The exhibition emerged from the need for a fresh overview of contemporary ceramics. The increased integration of ceramic art and objects in recent exhibitions at museums and contemporary art galleries has increased media attention and awareness of the importance of the medium of clay in our time for this generation of makers and collectors.

This survey of contemporary ceramic art features the work of established masters continuing to break creative ground alongside the next generation of artists who are developing a strong root system of their own at mid career.

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Selections from Ceramic Top 40 will be shown at the Ceramics Progran, Office for the Arts at Harvard from May 27 – August 16, 2014

A catalog will be available in June – click HERE to be on the list

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