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Picasso Ceramics Exhibition At Kennedy Center, Washington, Dc (Free)

13 February 2015 - 05:56 PM


Picasso Ceramist and the Mediterranean

Mar. 4-22 | Atrium and Atrium Foyers

Picasso Ceramist and the Mediterranean is a carefully curated selection of more than 140 of Pablo Picasso's ceramic pieces that reveal how the prolific artist reshaped the very notions of how clay could be used. Reflecting the artist's strong attraction to Mediterranean colors, shapes, and mythological creatures, the exhibition is the first of its kind to be shown in the United States. During Picasso's long career, he explored many forms of visual art: painting, sculpture, lithography, etching, collage, stage and costume design, poetry, and ceramics. He initially experimented with clay in 1900, but it was during the years after World War II that he developed an intense interest in the medium. At the time, he lived in southern France, where clay deposits had been exploited since pre-Roman times. During his lifetime, he produced some 4,500 plates, vessels, and other ceramic creations.

This exhibition was originally conceived for "Marseille-Provence 2013," the yearlong celebration of Marseille's reign as Cultural Capital of Europe and presented in Aubagne. In 2014, the exhibition traveled to the National Museum of Ceramics in Sèvres, near Paris, where it was the most successful show in the museum's history. It is curated by Joséphine Matamoros and Bruno Gaudichon, and is made possible by the generous participation of private collectors.

Smithsonian Freer/sackler Collection Is Now On-Line

04 January 2015 - 08:26 PM

Enjoy . . .


The End Of Art As We Know It

02 January 2015 - 12:00 PM

John Britt/Clay Club blog posted a link to this article. Worth reading and pondering as we try to figure out what we want to call ourselves.


Mid-Atlantic Biennial Clay Conference

25 December 2014 - 10:42 AM

October 1-4, 2015 in Front Royal, VA. Featured are Steven Hill, Fong Choo, and Danna Rzecznik.


I've not attended (am usually doing a show that weekend), but those who have speak highly of the event.


30 November 2014 - 12:07 PM

Am picking up wares from a wood firing and anticipate having to grind some glaze drips from bottoms.  What is an acceptable amount of grinding before a ware stays home and is not ready for selling?