Project Tag: Crystal Morey



In the name of matter

Both deeply invested in exploring the alternative cultural scene, Halle Saint Pierre and HEY! modern art & pop culture continue their long and close collaboration with a sixth exhibition entirely dedicated to ceramics. If this medium occupies an increasingly visible place on the international art scene, the HEY! CERAMIQUE.S will show other forms which, from pop culture to art brut, unexpectedly emancipate themselves from all dominant norms and discourses to draw on the living forces of the imagination and the sensitive. Whether they are wise or delirious, wild or sophisticated, expressionist or narrative, whether they handle humor or emotion, the ceramic sculptures here carry excess but also poetry and innovations.

  • Martine Lusardy, director of the Halle Saint Pierre and exhibition curator
  • Anne Richard, guest curator and founder of the HEY! modern art & pop culture


Musee de la Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, France | September 20, 2023 to August 14, 2024


  • Released September 15, 2023
  • Edited by Anne Richard Bilingual (French / English)
  • 250 pages
  • Shaped cover 28 x 24.5 cm
  • Published by HEY! PUBLISHING

Long considered a minor art because of its particular status at the crossroads of art and craftsmanship, ceramics has emancipated itself artistically by making precisely this hybrid position the basis of its renewal. The truly alchemical dimension of the fire arts lends itself wonderfully to blurring and crossing boundaries. But if contemporary ceramic artists draw on timeless traditions and know-how, it is not so much out of nostalgia for the values ​​of the past as to place at the center of creation a return to making and attention to materials in their sensitive dimension. Earth, water, air, fire are no longer simple materials that can be manipulated indifferently, they become the very substance of a material imagination intended to satisfy aesthetic and psychological urgencies. 

— Martine Lusardy, Director and curator of exhibitions at the Halle Saint Pierre Museum

“Our overuse of resources has destroyed our planets natural resources. The skies churn,  rivers flood, oceans rise, and forests burn. The world is a changed place, and the most vulnerable feel the affects first.”

Crystal Morey, Shaping Interconnectedness, essay by Maria Porges

“From there, [she], like many of us, sees the news, imagines the future, and find solace in the triumphant artworks of the past. She is chronicling our time, a unique and strange mix of hope in the ace of humanities greatest collective threat— ourselves.”

Mara Superior, Chronicling our Collective Hopes, essay by Lauren Levato-Coyne.


Within a beautiful Baltard-style architecture, facing the gardens of the Butte Montmartre, the Halle Saint Pierre houses a museum and a gallery, a bookstore, an auditorium, a café. It is in this harmonious and luminous setting that the major temporary exhibitions and the multiple artistic and cultural activities dedicated to the most unexpected forms of creation are presented.



June 8 – 18, 2023

At the Gardiner Museum
Toronto, Ontario


& Symposium

Ferrin Contemporary is returning to ICAF for the third year. We applaud the Gardiner for building this international program that takes over the museum with a fair, exhibition and symposium over 10 days in June. This year we are presenting recent works that address the theme FUTURE BODIES by three artists.

The International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) is a 10-day celebration of some of the most compelling recent ceramic art, featuring works by emerging and established artists from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as online and in-person programming by artists and curators.

Alongside the artworks presented in the fair, ICAF 2023 will include a symposium on June 9 and 10. Titled Toward Future Bodies, the symposium brings together artists, scholars, and other voices from Canada and internationally to explore the boundaries of our species and our connection to other life forms as expressed through ceramics and clay.



Many artists are reconsidering how we define ourselves as a species and how these changing definitions can alter our relationships to each other, to other animals and life forms, and to the land we inhabit. The separation of the human and non-human is increasingly understood as porous or insignificant. Clay can be seen as a mediator between the human and non-human, blurring the boundaries with its life-giving properties, its capacity to record and hold human memory, its characteristic of absorption, and its capacity to connect us to the land.

How can we re-orient our relationship to the planet through a more nuanced understanding of our connection to other forms of life? How can emerging discourses of the human shift us toward new and generative understandings of our bodies place in the world?

Join us to view the works at ICAF and participate in the accompanying programs to explore these and other questions. Sponsored by the Raphael Yu Centre for Candaian Ceramics, Toward Future Bodies aims to foster a deeper appreciation for Canadian ceramics within a larger artistic ecosystem.

Judy Chartrand portrait 2022

b. 1959, Kamloops, BC, CAN
lives and works in Vancouver, CAN

b. Shinnecock, 1980
lives and works in Northfield, Minnesota

b. American, 1983, Nevada City, CA
lives and works in Oakland, CA

Toward Future Bodies Symposium

Friday June 9, 6 – 8 pm &
Saturday June 10, 9:30 am – 6 pm

The Gardiner Museum is pleased to host Toward Future Bodies, a symposium supported by the Raphael Yu Centre for Canadian Ceramics, and in collaboration with A-B Projects. The symposium takes place during the International Ceramic Art Fair (ICAF) and will feature a roster of local and international speakers, fostering a deeper appreciation for Canadian ceramics within a larger artistic ecosystem through discussions on the body in relation to the land, home, animals, the machine, and the future.

Online Artist Talk with Courtney M. Leonard and Judy Chartrand 

Friday June 16, 4 – 5 pm 

As part of the International Ceramic Art Fair, join exhibiting artists Courtney M. Leonard and Judy Chartrand, represented by Ferrin Contemporary, for an online discussion about their work and practice.

Watch the recording:

BREAKING GROUND: Women in California Clay

BREAKING GROUND: Women in California Clay

September 10, 2022 through March 12, 2023

Featuring work by Crystal Morey


The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to present the exhibition and accompanying catalog Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay, celebrating 44 artists who have defined—and redefined—ceramics over the past 100 years. Many of the Golden State’s most innovative and impactful ceramic artists in the 20th and 21st centuries are women who faced adversity due to gender inequality and were often ignored or overlooked in favor of their male counterparts. These incredibly determined women pushed forward, driven by creativity and tenacity.

Breaking Ground highlights the significant shifts in California ceramics over several generations of women artists. The story is told in three sections, using the artist’s “breaking ground period” (rather than their date of birth) to determine their place in history. The story begins with trailblazers Laura Andreson, Betty Davenport Ford, Stefani Gruenberg, Vivika Heino, Elaine Katzer, Mary Lindheim, Martha Longenecker, Gertrud Natzler, Susan Peterson, Ruth Rippon, Susi Singer, Helen Ritcher Watson, Marguerite Wildenhain, and Beatrice Wood. These artists laid the groundwork for the field and inspired successive generations of artists.

Breaking Ground will be on view in AMOCA’s Armstrong Gallery from September 10, 2022 through January 22, 2023, and in Gallery B and The Vault from September 10, 2022 through February 19, 2023.

The exhibition is co-curated by Beth Ann Gerstein (Executive Director), Jo Lauria (Adjunct Curator), and Edith Garcia (Professor, California College of the Arts and University of California, Berkeley).

More information about the exhibition, HERE.



View More by Crystal Morey HERE

Crystal Morey, Artist Portrait in the studio, 2022

Crystal Morey, “The RePlanting: Over the Land (Mt. Lion and Unicorn”, 2022, hand-sculpted porcelain, 17.5 x 11 x 7″.


Member Preview
Friday, September 9, 2022 • 2–4 PM (Pacific) • In Person

Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay is on view at AMOCA from September 10, 2022–February 19, 2023, and members get early access! Be among the first to see Breaking Ground by joining us on Member Preview Day on Friday, September 9.

This preview is complimentary for AMOCA Members.

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 10, 2022 • 4–6 PM (Pacific)  In Person

Join us for an opening reception for Breaking Ground: Women in California Clay, on view at AMOCA. Artists whose work is in the exhibition will be present starting at 4 PM, opening remarks will occur at 4:30 PM, and light refreshments will be served.

Admission to the event and Museum galleries is complimentary with advance registration. For information about at-the-door prices, check


As an organization of vision, devoted to the arts, we believe that visual art experiences communicated through professional artists, workshops, or gallery exhibitions, promote cross-cultural understanding and provide new perspectives and insights which enrich our lives.

Exhibitions and programming at AMOCA embraces a wide number of topics – all relating to clay. Within this broadly diverse community, it is our goal to increase the aesthetic appreciation of clay as an art form and to assist our audience in unraveling the creative thinking behind the making of ceramic objects. At the same time, AMOCA provides confirmed clay enthusiasts with encouragement, camaraderie, and exhibition opportunity.

Learn More, HERE

ESPRITS LIBRES | La Fondation d’Enterprise Bernardaud

ESPRITS LIBRES | La Fondation d’Enterprise Bernardaud

La Fondation d’Enterprise Bernardaud
Limoges, France

June 17, 2022 — April 1, 2023

Featuring work by:


Esprits libres encourages us to take a fresh look at unique, authentic, surprising artistic expressions. It is an invitation and a challenge to creativity and the collective imagination, privileging figurative and narrative art with a surrealist bent. The exhibition is based on these expressions’ power to transcend academic strictures and bring all generations together. No school, no line of theory, no concept is claimed: the exhibition transcribes a free state of mind, an internal rhythm of creation, a stand taken in the world.

Esprits libres gives us a second wind, a burst of spontaneity and unity, and tells a different story, without assumptions or prejudices, embodied by the choice of twelve artists–and just as many moments of thought–developing perspectives that are original, in ebullition, and open to influence. They are the product of free spirits. Confronted with these twelve artistic entities, it is easy to understand that the choice of ceramics as medium is fundamental to their chosen approach to each of their subjects: its intrinsic materiality, its capacity for volume, and its physicality project the work itself into a dimension of tactility that is utterly human. But, examining our humanist values and projects, these artists impel us to observe our own capacity for transmission, transgression, and transformation. This joyous shaking-up of certitudes nurtures new and profoundly living forms; it invites us to explore a territory of reconciliation, kindliness, and solidarity, where artworks advocate for difference, exalting dialog and respect for every person’s singularity.



Featuring Ferrin Contemporary Artists Crystal Morey and Mara Superior

All Copy and Content Courtesy of:

La Fondation d’Enterprise Bernardaud,
Limoges, France

& Anne Richard
Founder of the art magazine
HEY! modern art & pop culture,
Author, publisher,
and exhibition curator


  • View More by Crystal Morey HERE
  • View More by Mara Superior HERE




The Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud was established in 2002 in Limoges by Michel Bernardaud, chairman and CEO of the eponymous company. It is directed by Hélène Huret. From the beginning, it has worked to endow the Limoges manufactory with a cultural dimension.

A visitor circuit has been set up to explain the history and manufacture of porcelain. In addition, the Foundation holds a themed exhibition every summer to present a broad range of contemporary ceramic works by international artists seldom shown in France. This demonstrates the great vitality of ceramics on the international art scene, especially porcelain, one of today’s most interesting artistic media.

CRYSTAL MOREY: Venus on the Waves Catalog

CRYSTAL MOREY: Venus on the Waves Catalog

Crystal Morey’s “Venus on the Waves” exhibition catalog release: June 1, 2020.

Available now for $17.80, which includes domestic postage.

The 8.5 x 11″ booklet includes 16 beautiful pages of images and text from the “Venus on the Waves” exhibition
at Ferrin Contemporary in 2019.

  • Read more about the exhibition, HERE.
  • The book also includes a wonderful essay by writer Maria Porges, “Claiming Beauty: Crystal Morey’s Venus on the Waves”.

Excerpt from Maria Porges Essay:

All of Morey’s therianthropes have a kind of contained power, even when their poses might bely such a reading. A closer examination of the passive contrapposto of the standing figures in Three Gracesreveals a kind of watchful alertness. Positioned back to back around a tree stump, they are warriors creating a united defense. Rhino and mountain lion have their arms intertwined, but the gesture looks protective rather than girlishly affectionate. Alert, all three scan the horizon, dependent on each other for safety. As Morey has put it, “The rhino, mountain lion and human are all in danger of habitat loss, and extinction- although the human is just now realizing how delicate her situation is, and how dependent she is on the well -being of the creatures and environments around her.”

Like these three, Morey reminds us, all living creatures are connected. Multiple-figure compositions– a first for her—have enabled her to address increasingly complex issues. The result is a body of work in which several different meanings can be slowly unpacked, even as the immediate physical appeal of the figures provides pleasure. “You can come in at whatever level you want, but hopefully it will make you think about something you haven’t previously considered… I don’t know if this work will make a change, but I hope it instigates a conversation.”

76th Scripps College Ceramic Annual: Sentiment and Skepticism, Our Culture of Contradictions, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

76th Scripps College Ceramic Annual: Sentiment and Skepticism, Our Culture of Contradictions, Pomona College, Claremont, CA


76th Scripps College Ceramic Annual: Sentiment and Skepticism, Our Culture of Contradictions

Pomona College, Claremont, CA

January 25 – April 5, 2020

From flowers to fluorescent brains, connections and conflicts in nature and culture are the focus of the Scripps College 76th Ceramic Annual. The longest continuous exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the nation will open on Jan. 25 and continue through Apr. 5. Participating artists include Wesley Anderegg, Richard Burkett, Rebecca Hutchinson, Jeff Irwin, Kate MacDowell, Crystal Morey, James Tisdale, Theodore Vogel, Patti Warashina, Stan Welsh, and Mary Cale. A. Wilson. This exhibition is curated by Joanne Hayakawa, professor emerita at San Diego State University, School of Art and Design.

The artists in this group present some of their most active, and interactive, pieces in this exhibit. Works stand up on their own, hang from the ceiling, or extrude from the wall. In curating the show, Joanne Hayakawa, professor emerita at San Diego State University, School of Art and Design, sought to highlight the dynamism of conflicting elements and the tensions they produce within various contexts.

This exhibition features an illustrated catalog with an essay by art writer Robert L. Pincus.


Lecture: Garth Johnson, Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art will deliver a special lecture on the show will be held at the Scripps Humanities Auditorium on Sat., Jan. 25th from 4 to 5 pm.

Reception: The opening reception will follow, with live music and light refreshments, at the Williamson Gallery from 7 to 9 pm. These events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the exhibit, please visit or call (909) 607-3397.

The gallery is open from 12 to 5 pm, Wed. through Sun. during exhibitions. Admission is free.

More information on Crystal Morey HERE.

CRYSTAL MOREY: Venus on the Waves

CRYSTAL MOREY: Venus on the Waves


North Adams, MA

September 21- November 2nd, 2019

Opening Reception:

Saturday, September 21, 5-7 pm


North Adams, MA —

Ferrin Contemporary is pleased to announce CRYSTAL MOREY: Venus on the Waves, introducing a new series of porcelain sculpture that explores elements of art history and our connection to today’s changing, natural world.

Leslie Ferrin, director Ferrin Contemporary, “We are pleased to present Crystal Morey’s first solo exhibition on the East Coast and the opportunity it provides to share her artwork and learn about her process through a related series of talks and demonstrations. This new series, Venus on the Waves, captures the spirit of a new generation of pop surrealist, figurative artists who use history to inform their practice while adding a contemporary spin by introducing issues relevant to our time.”

As a result of human consumption, climate change, and habitat loss, we are experiencing increased responsibility to care for the living creatures around us. Morey’s delicate porcelain works highlight these precarious connections and our roles as advocates and protectors of our most vulnerable species. Her sculptures narrate the interdependence between humans, plants, and animals while cultivating empathy for our changing world.

Inspired by 18th century European painting, sculpture, and porcelain figurines, Morey’s works in Venus on the Waves combine the decadent and ornate qualities of the Baroque with romanticism of nature. Her emphasis on historical female archetypes and their relationship to the natural world echoes the past while reflecting on today’s environmental challenges.

CRYSTAL MOREY: Venus on the Waves

At Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA | September 21- November 2nd, 2019

Crystal Morey explains, “Venus on the Waves, is a new body of work that weaves the magic, narrative and power of art history with our contemporary environmental issues of today. Through hand sculpted porcelain creations, I am building a connection to the past though the vulnerable creatures and habitats of today.”

Crystal Morey’s ceramic works have been widely featured in publications and exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In 2018, her work was included in Revive, Remix, Respond at The Frick Pittsburgh, PA, in a group exhibition inspired by the Frick’s collection which was co-curated by Dawn Brean and Leslie Ferrin. Her work has been featured in New Age of Ceramics500 Figures in ClayJuxtapozHi-FructoseAmerican Art Collector, Hey Magazine, Palace Costas, Beautiful Bizarreand Sculpture Review.  Morey received her BFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the California College of the Arts in 2006 and her MFA in Spatial Art from San Jose State University in 2015, followed by residencies at The LH Project, OR; Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, ME; and the Penland School of Craft, NC. She currently lives and works in Oakland, California.

Entangled: Grizzly (Part 1) & (Part 2)

California Bighorn Sheep

Leda and the Swan

Release the Winds

Sea Level Rise in Eden

Three Graces

Venus on the Waves

Venus (After Michelangelo’s David)


Visiting Artist Lecture
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5:30-6:30pm
Harvard University– Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave, Allston, MA

Click HERE for more about the lecture at Harvard Ceramics.

Click HERE to read the feature in The Berkshire Eagle by Jennifer Huberdeau

Click HERE to learn more about the workshop and events at Project Art, Cummington, MA.

Click HERE to see other works and learn more about Crystal Morey.

Click HERE to inquire about available works for sale.


Download Press Release HERE

Crystal Morey in Figural Sculpture: Additive / Subtractive Processes in Porcelain
September 20 – 22, 2019

at PROJECT ART in Cummington, MA

Crystal Morey: Artist Talk
Friday, September 20, 7pm
at PROJECT ART in Cummington, MA

LOOKING WEST at The James J. Hill House in St. Paul, MN

LOOKING WEST at The James J. Hill House in St. Paul, MN


at The James J. Hill House in St. Paul, Minnesota.

March 6th- April 7th, 2019

Reception: March 29th, 6-8pm

A group exhibition exploring themes of the American West through ceramic art

“Early America saw the Mississippi River as its western border. Looking West investigates the history, anthropologies, and landscapes of the American West through ceramic art.”

Within concept and visual, Looking West explores the current conversations taking place in and about the American West. Claytopia, (NCECA 2019 March 27th-30th) will reside on the geographical border of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota the same river that was the United States western border prior to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

Located inside the historical James J. Hill House at 240 Summit Ave in Saint Paul, Looking West will respond to the historical and contemporary conversations of the American West, including its traditions, history, landscape and cultural anthropologies. As the viewer walks the home, they are reminded of the vision James J. Hill had for Western Expansion and for the growth of the Great Northern Railway. The diversity of artists included will allow viewers to indulge in a dialogue that presents many various perspectives about what the West is now.

Artist Evan Hauser states, “With the rise of Industrial America comes a threat to wilderness and untouched landscapes. When looking at a National Park such as Yellowstone, we are confronted by land that is supposedly wild and natural. In reality, the lands within the park are somewhat of a construct as the wildlife is managed, fires are suppressed, and designated paths exist for the wandering tourist. This prescribed experience brings a foreseeable encounter that was once otherwise a land of discovery.”


Dylan Beck,
Jonathan Fitz
Evan Hauser*
Mitch Iburg
Ben Jordan
Dean Leeper
Crystal Morey*
Catherine Schmid-Maybach
Paul Scott *
Jason Walker *
Paige Nicolet Ward

*click to see more by these artists


240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102

click HERE to inquire about works for sale.











7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA

February 17–May 27, 2018


In 2017, twenty contemporary artists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects, and social history of The Frick’s collections. 

Many contemporary artists are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reviving and reinvigorating age-old concepts. This reinvention is distilled into the use of 18th-century processes and techniques to create new motifs and the depiction of stories inspired by history — often with a commentary or critique on modern society.

This topic is particularly relevant to the current state of the ceramics and museum field as it answers the questions of how history meets contemporary. How can artists draw on the rich artistic traditions of ceramic history while reinvigorating their relevance in a society that prizes the contemporary? Likewise, how can museums use contemporary ceramic art to illuminate and reinvigorate historic collections? The Frick Pittsburgh is committed to using the voices and artworks of contemporary artists to meaningfully engage our audience and our collections with issues and ideas relevant to the present day. Revive, Remix, Respond is an exciting opportunity to continue that dialogue.

Organized by Dawn Reid Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Pittsburgh with Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary, the museum has invited artists to submit work that is inspired by, responds to, or relates to historic ceramics in The Frick Pittsburgh’s permanent collection. Highlight’s from the museum’s collection include Clayton, the historic Gilded Age home of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick and its impressive array of fine and decorative arts objects; 18th-century Chinese porcelains purchased by Frick from the collection of J. P. Morgan; and 18th-century French painting and decorative arts collected by Frick’s daughter, Helen Clay Frick.

The exhibition will consider the sources of inspiration shaping ceramics today and ways to keep clay vital in museums, schools, and artistic communities. These ideas directly relate to the organizing theme of NCECA 2018, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture.




Remix Your Friday Exhibition Preview
Friday, February 16, 5:30–7:30pm

Join us for a happy hour in The Frick Art Museum to celebrate the opening of this exhibition, Be among the first to see this unique exhibition, which features work from established and emerging artists. The evening will also feature gallery talks from exhibition curator Dawn Brean and exhibited artist Beth Lipman.





Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY | January 18–21, 2018

Bringing together a carefully selected and distinguished international group of more than 25 galleries offering all things “fired” — porcelain, pottery, and glass, in a setting perfect for the exhibition and sale of important small objects.


“Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists at The NYC&GF and The Frick Pittsburgh”

Organized by Dawn Reid Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Pittsburgh, and Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary.

In 2017, twenty contemporary artists were invited to respond to and produce new works that reference the art, objects and social history of the The Frick’s collections. Selected works by these artists whose artistic practice is informed by the past will preview in a special exhibition at the NYC&GF followed by the full exhibition at The Frick Pittsburgh, February 16–April 27, 2018. Click for more.

See below for illustrated lecture by Dawn Reid Brean.


“Pincus: Channeling Josiah Wedgwood”
with Peter Pincus
Friday, January 19, 12pm

Artist Peter Pincus speaks about his research and into the Wedgwood Collections at Birmingham Museum of Art and how conversations with curator Anne Forschler of the Birmingham Museum of Art are being incorporated into his new work and teaching. Pincus is visiting assistant professor of ceramics in the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Click for more.

“Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists at The Frick Pittsburgh”
with Dawn Brean and artists TBD
Friday, January 19, 2–3:00 p.m.

Dawn Reid Brean, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Pittsburgh, with Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary and artists featured in the exhibition whose work is inspired by, responds to, or relates to historic ceramics in The Frick Pittsburgh’s permanent collection. Click for more.

“Time Travel in the Period Room”
with Elisabeth Agro, Barry Harwood, Sarah Carter
Friday, January 19, 4–5:00 p.m.

Three museum curators speak about exhibitions and projects that connect past and present in innovative ways, activating spaces through collaborations with contemporary artists and interdisciplinary scholars and informing new works. The curators will share how through working with contemporary artists and interdisciplinary scholars new works evolved, historic information revealed, audiences engaged, educational programming developed and connections made to the past while reflecting on present day issues.

• Elisabeth Agro is The Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
• Sarah Anne Carter, Ph.D. is the Curator and Director of Research of the Chipstone
• Barry R. Harwood, Ph.D. is the Curator of Decorative Arts at the Brooklyn Museum

Click for more.

“American Studio Pottery — Making of a Movement”
Adrienne Spinozzi with Linda Sikora and Mark Shapiro
Saturday, January 20, 4pm

Internationally recognized potters Linda Sikora and Mark Shapiro discuss their divergent backgrounds, training, and influences as a way to touch on significant themes in postwar North American ceramics.

Moderator Adrienne Spinozzi is Assistant Research Curator of American Decorative Arts, The American Wing, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Linda Sikora resides near Alfred NY where she has a studio practice and is a Professor or Ceramic Art at Alfred University. Mark Shapiro is a potter in Western Massachusetts. He is a frequent workshop leader, lecturer, curator, panelist, and writer, and is mentor to more than a half-dozen apprentices who have trained at his Stonepool Pottery. Click for more.

Dirk Staschke "Vanitas 1"