November 1, 2013–January 25, 2014
Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
presented by Ferrin Contemporary and Red Star Studios

CERAMIC TOP 40 | selected works
January–April 2015
Independent Art Projects
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

May 17–June 27, 2014
Office for the Arts, Harvard, Gallery 224, Alston, MA
presented by Ferrin Contemporary and the Ceramics Program

Ceramic art is experiencing an evolutionary leap. Economic conditions and technological advances have caused a dramatic shift in the way contemporary ceramics are conceived, designed, produced, and marketed. Ceramic Top 40 is an exhibition that emerged from the need to document this defining time in contemporary ceramics. Taking a snapshot of this pivotal transition provides a look back at recent history, an understanding of these forces of change, and a glimpse into the future of ceramic art.

This survey exhibition features work by individual artists, collaborators, and design partners who are working on the cutting edge of current processes, ideas, and presentation concepts in conceptual utilitarian and sculptural ceramics. They are responding to the external forces of a changing world and, in turn, shaping those influences.

Susan Beiner •  Robin Best  •  Stephen Bird  •  Stephen Bowers  •  Jessica Brandl  •  Andy Brayman  •  Beth Cavener  •  Craig Clifford  •  Mark Cooper  •  Cristina Cordova  •  Guy Michael Davis (Future Retrieval)  •  Thomas Lowell  Edwards  •  Michelle  Erickson  •  Sean Erwin  •  Leopold Foulem  •  Alessandro Gallo  •  Misty Gamble  •  Gerit Grimm  •  Rain Harris  •  Giselle Hicks  •  Peter Christian Johnson  •  Brian R. Jones  •  Ryan LaBar  •  Steven Young Lee  •  Linda Lighton  •  Daniel Listwan  •  Lauren Mabry • Aya Margulis (Doda Design)  •  Walter McConnell •  Sara Moorhouse  •  Ron Nagle  •  Katie Parker (Future Retrieval)  •  Kate Roberts  •  Stephanie Rozene   •  Anders Ruhwald   •  Michael Schwegmann  •  Paul Scott  •  Richard Shaw  •  Adam Shiverdecker  •  Bobby Silverman  •  Linda Sormin  •  Shawn Spangler  •  Vipoo Srivilasa  (The Spoon Project)  •  Dirk Staschke  •  Rae’ut Stern (Doda Design)  •  Emily Sudd  •  Tip Toland  •  Clare Twomey  •  Shaleene Valenzuela  •  Jason Walker

VIPOO SRIVILASA | OBJECT: SPOON  |  Liz Burrit  •  Thomas Cheong  •  Naomi Clement  •  Jenn Demke-Lange  •  Jason Desnoyers  •  Krisaya Luenganantakul  •  Laura McKibbon  •  Noriko Masuda  •  Teo Huey Min  •  Jun Myoung  •  Aaron Nelson  •  Joshua Primmer  •  James Seet  •  Vipoo Srivilasa  •  Jenna Stanton


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