Weizenblatt Gallery, Mars Hill University

Locations: Moore Fine Arts Building 79 Cascade Street Mars Hill, NC 28754

LINEAGE: Celebrating Rock Creek Pottery

Exhibition Dates: May 22 – August 12, 2017

Opening Receptions: June 3, 6-8pm

This show brings light to the continued, widespread influence of former Western North Carolina wood fire potters, Will Ruggles & Douglass Rankin. A selection of Rock Creek Pottery pots, including some from Will & Douglass’s personal collection, will be exhibited along with the works of twenty potters from across the USA who maintain a connection to the teachings & aesthetics of Ruggles & Rankin.

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“CERAMICA POPOLARE”  Italian wood fired folk pots

Exhibition Dates: May 22 - June 11, 2017

Opening Receptions: June 3, 6-8pm

An exhibit of 18th - 20th century maiolica & lead glazed terracotta pottery from the collection of Shawn Ireland & Christopher Robinson.  These robust domestic wares tell a story as rich & grounded as the culture they come from. It is a story of materials, of production & of a life in use. Their rustic beauty eminates from their purpose.

Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery

Location: 207 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 (in the Refinery Creator Space)

Current Effects: Contemporary Woodfiring in Western North Carolina

Exhibition dates:  May 19th-June 23rd, 2017

Opening Reception: June 2nd, 6 - 8pm.

The mountains of North Carolina harbor a rich history of woodfired ceramics that forms the foundation of the region’s vibrant contemporary practice. Western North Carolina is home to some of the field’s top artists and also to a number of valuable young voices that continue to push the field of woodfired ceramics in new directions. This exhibition speaks to the diversity and strength of woodfiring in our region by bringing together established and emerging makers alike to highlight the quality of what’s being made in the mountains today.  As we survey the state of woodfiring in Western North Carolina, this exhibition clearly conveys that the future is a bright as our past. 

More details: http://ashevillearts.com/exhibitions/current-effects-contemporary-woodfiring-in-wnc/