NATURE/NURTURE: Female ceramists reflect on experiences that shaped them, The Berkshire Eagle, March 13, 2020

NATURE/NURTURE: Female ceramists reflect on the experiences that shaped them.

The Berkshire Eagle

By Jennifer Huberdeau

“In the late 1970s, group shows, featuring women ceramists were few and far between.

“In 1979, there were no solo shows for women. The numbers today are better, but still bad,” said Leslie Ferrin, gallerist and owner of Ferrin Contemporary.

Back then, Ferrin had just opened Pinch Pottery, a working studio, shop and gallery in Northampton with fellow ceramic artists, Mara Superior and Barbara Walch. Women ceramicists, she said, struggled for recognition, not only because they were female artists, but also because their chosen medium wasn’t as accepted [as fine art] as it is today….”

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“Nature/Nurture” Installation View, 2020.