May 19, 2017 – June 23, 2017
Current Effects: Contemporary Woodfiring in Western North Carolina curated by Josh Copus
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 as bright as our past.
Participating artists include:
Josh Copus, Akira Satake, Courtney Martin, Shawn Ireland, William Baker, Joy Tanner, Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish,Will Dickert, Shane Mickey, Eric Knoche, Joey Sheehan, Ken Sedberry, Linda McFarling, Amanda Holloman-Cook, Micah Thanhauser, Matt Weigleitner, Andrew Stephenson, Dustin Fowler, Dian Magie, David Vorhees, Kim Ellington, Matt Jones