Pick of the Kiln: The Work of Michael Simon


July 20, 2013 – September 08, 2013
Dorothy Alexander Roush and Martha Thompson Dinos Galleries

This exhibition features ceramic works that reveal the progression of
Athens artist Michael Simon’s work over the course of his career. The
objects are Simon’s “pick of the kiln”: the pieces he chose to keep
after every kiln firing. Simon began selecting these items later in his
career after sending previous work to exhibitions, shops and fairs for
almost a decade without keeping any. He chose one object from each
firing to track how his work developed over time. The exhibition
features dozens of objects, some that simply appealed to Simon and
others because they represent a desired form. Simon’s body of work
features mostly functional objects. His interest in pottery originates
from the role that pots play within the household, serving a utilitarian
purpose such as food preparation, serving and storage.

July 31 @ 2:00pm
Tour at Two: “Pick of the Kiln”
August 25 @ 1:30pm
Group Discussion: “Pick of the Kiln: The Work of Michael Simon”

Curator – Caroline Maddox, director of development  
Sponsors – The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art

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