Ceramists to ‘fire’ their works

     (NWPR) – Opening Friday, September 17 at ArtSpace/Lima with an artist’s reception between 6:30-8:30 pm, the show “For The Fire: Makers of Wood-Fired Ceramics and Selections from Their Collections” will feature works by Midwest ceramists who work with wood-fired kilns. In addition, the artists have each selected a piece with special meaning from their personal collections.

     Curated by Luke Sheets, Assistant Professor of Art at Ohio Northern University notes, “One of the goals of this exhibit is to showcase the tremendous variety within the wood-fired aesthetic. In the 1960’s, Japanese potters began relearning the use of more primitive wood-fueled kilns to recapture the look of the older historic pottery they admired. These kilns did not protect the pieces from the flying ash given off by the burning wood, and the interaction between ash and piece is the basis of the current ‘wood-fired’ aesthetic.”

     Other artists exhibiting are: Dick Lehman and Mark Goertzen, Goshen, Indiana; Mark Nafziger of Brush Creek Pottery at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio; John Balistreri, Professor of Art in Ceramics and head of the 3D studios at Bowling Green State University; Cary Hulin of Holmes County Pottery in Big Prairie, Ohio; Kirk Mangus, Professor of Art, and Eva Kwong, adjunct faculty, both at Kent State University.

    On view through October 30, for further information on ‘For The Fire’ or for other ArtSpace/Lima programs, call Bill Sullivan at 419.222.1721.

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