Artist: Molly Hatch; Title: Dresden I; Photo: John

Two exhibitions will open during the NCECA conference in March – Both Artist & Mother and Conanicut Clay.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 6 – 8pm

Gallery Hours:

March 22 – 28 (during NCECA conference): Sunday, 10:00am – 2:00pm;
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 5:00pm; Friday 9:30am – 8:00pm; Saturday
10:00am – 2:00pm

March 29 – April 30: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm

Both Artist & Mother (NCECA)

Curated by Kate Fisher

In our contemporary ceramic community, many women have gracefully
tackled the lively experiment that is being both artist and mother.
These dual roles simultaneously impact each other both practically and
conceptually. As many women have discovered, to experience maternity is
to epitomize the vessel. This along with clay’s often-recognized
metaphoric relationship to the stages of life itself provides artists
who utilize clay in their work a unique perspective on the
art/motherhood lively experiment.

Over the past year, Kate Fisher has been surveying, interviewing and
documenting a cross section of ceramic artists who are also mothers.
Examining how children, or the circumstances of their lives as they
include them, changed and impacted the work these artists choose to make
and/or how they make it. This exhibition features the women of Kate’s
research collaborations and the creative work they make in their studio

Participating Artists:

(Interviewed Mothers)

Jen Allen, Kate Fisher, Erin Furminsky, Molly Hatch, Alicia Mack,
Jess Parker, Kristin Pavelka, Amy Smith, Mikey Walsh, Rhonda Willers,
Summer Zickefoose

(Mentor Mothers)

Linda Christianson, Jeannie Hulen, Julie Johnson, Eva Kwong, Kari Radasch, Ellen Shankin

As part of this exhibition, participating artist, Amy Smith, will run
a demo at the Jamestown Arts Center from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday, March 24.
More information to come.

Conanicut Clay (concurrent exhibit during NCECA conference)

Organized by Jillian Barber and Susie Matthews

This exhibition showcases the ceramic artwork created by 10 artists
who either live in or work on Conanicut Island. This show represents and
celebrates Jamestown’s ceramics community during the 2015 National
Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference, taking
place in Rhode Island March 25-28. Each artist has a different approach
to clay, demonstrating the potential of the ceramic medium and its
diverse applications

Participating Artists: Jillian Barber, Jennifer
Clancy, Craig Crawford, Connie Payne Enright, Peter Flood, Lisa Harris,
Martin Keen, Susan Matthews, Robin Monihan, Natalie Squillante