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WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Contemporary Artists Give Centuries-Old Ceramics a Modern Twist
by Mieke ten Have
Aug. 1, 2017 12:56 p.m. ET

Starting in the 16th century, international trade began to leave its traces on tableware as European and Asian ceramics were created for newly opened export markets. Contemporary artists are now mining the rich heritage of these styles

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Penn State News: Jason Walker invited artist at Korean ceramic festival

Penn State News: Jason Walker invited artist at Korean ceramic festival

PENN STATE NEWS: JASON WALKER INVITED ARTIST AT KOREAN CERAMIC FESTIVAL

Tammy Hosterman reports in the PENN State News: 
Alumnus Jason Walker an invited artist at prominent Korean ceramic festival

May 23, 2017

Penn State alumnus Jason Walker is an invited artist in “Story Telling: About Life” at the ninth Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) 2017 in Korea, presented by the Korea Ceramic Foundation. The exhibition began April 22 and runs through May 28 at the Icheon World Ceramics Center in Icheon Cerapia, Gyeonggi province.

“It is a great honor to be a part of this exhibition,” said Walker, who earned his master of fine arts degree in 1999. “I was invited to the event in 2003 to demonstrate and lecture. When I visited at that time I did not realize how celebrated ceramics is in South Korea. I have dedicated my life to making my ceramic work, and I feel very fortunate to have this kind of recognition.” More.

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The Charlotte Observer: Cristina Cordova

The Charlotte Observer: Cristina Cordova

The Charlotte Observer: Cristina Córdova

Near and Far by Cristina Córdova is worth a drive to Penland” by Mark Leach, correspondent for The Charlotte Observer 

“The human forms Córdova sculpts are powerful, immediately discernible representations. Each is, as are her mixed media drawings, provocative and lovingly intimate: deeply felt portrayals of her subjects.”

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Cristina Córdova: Involuntary Dialogs in Ceramics Monthly

Cristina Córdova: Involuntary Dialogs in Ceramics Monthly

Cristina Córdova: Involuntary Dialogs

Ceramics Monthly, Feb 2016
by Kathleen Whitney

“For centuries, both painting and sculpture were synonymous with the representation of figures; the earliest images we know are figurative. The foundation of Cristina Córdova’s work lies squarely within this global tradition.”

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POISE: Peter Christian Johnson press release

POISE: Peter Christian Johnson press release

POISE: Peter Christian Johnson press release

November 18–December 31, 2016 at Ferrin Contemporary 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

Opening Reception Saturday, November 19, 4–6pm

“POISE explores the tension between acts of labor and collapse, between precision and failure.  It is a meditation on entropy that uses Gothic cathedrals as a foil to examine the dichotomy of beauty and loss. For this exhibition Johnson has created a series of highly organized architectural forms based on the floor plans of historic cathedrals. These forms are distorted and deconstructed under the weight of the glaze in an attempt to find virtue in brokenness.” — Peter Christian Johnson

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CLAY POLITICS with Justin Rothshank

CLAY POLITICS with Justin Rothshank

Clay Politcs with Justin Rothshank

October 15, 3–5
Ferrin Contemporary
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Gallery open Wed–Sun, 11–5.

Join us in the gallery to meet one of the featured artists in KNOW JUSTICE,  Justin Rothshank for a discussion of Clay Politics

At 4:00, Justin Rothshank will join in conversation with Elenor Wilson, editor of the Studio Potter journal, in the gallery at Ferrin Contemporary.

They will discuss the ways in which contemporary ceramics and art is used to raise awareness of social and political issues. The exhibition, KNOW JUSTICE: Brooke & Justin Rothshank, incites conversations about justice, our political system, and the structures that govern them.

Elenor Wilson the editor of Studio Potter journal and an independent artist living in Western Massachusetts. She has traveled extensively as an artist, including residencies in Taiwan, Finland, and throughout the U.S.

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KNOW JUSTICE — PREVIEW

KNOW JUSTICE — PREVIEW

KNOW JUSTICE — PREVIEW

Join us at Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
on Saturday, August 13 for a PREVIEW of KNOW JUSTICE.

Justin Rothshank will present a tablescape of original decal-printed ceramics depicting the 44 US presidents.

KNOW JUSTICE
September 10–November 13

presents a two-person show by Justin and Brooke Rothshank focusing on American politics, the Supreme Court, and presidential history. Brooke’s miniature watercolor portraits are complemented by Justin’s decal-printed tableware.

Save the date: KNOW JUSTICE DISH+DINE Saturday, October 15, panel 3–5, dinner 6–9
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