The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is excited to present Earth Glaze & Fire: A Ceramics Exhibit, beginning, May 5th through June 10th at 510 Museum & ARTspace.
The exhibit offers a range of exciting examples in sculptural and functional clay work, focusing on different finishing methods, including electric and wood firing, oxidation, soda firing, and how each of these methods yield a different result. Viewers will be taken through the process from raw clay to finished product, and how changing a variable can produce wildly different results. The same clay and glazing coupled with different firing temperatures or techniques can make pieces look completely unrelated. The contrasts give the viewer greater insight into the dynamics of the process, as well as a chance for the maker to refine what they like best in the ceramic spectrum.
Exhibition artists Ha Austin, Melanie Bjorge, Jean Teitelman, and Jenny Watson bring their hand-crafted techniques working with clay, glaze and firing to this multi-faceted exhibition. Each has a different style which brings a unique display of texture, color, and tactile experience. Part of the exhibition will incorporate an educational component outlining the different ceramic processes, plus artist lectures, panel presentations, children’s activities, artist demos, and workshops.
Arts Council Executive Director, Nicole Nathan remarks: “We’re excited to show how the ceramics process can be turned inside out, and bring visitors into that experience. With added programs, demos, and artist talks we can provide a rich artistic experience for visitors of all ages.”
Earth Glaze & Fire is a collection of work that is unparalleled breadth and quality. The artists will present items ranging from functional everyday homeware to figurative sculptures, and traditional to contemporary pieces. Items will be available for sale.
Join us for looking at the versatility of clay and its limitless possibilities. A First Friday opening reception will be held on May 5th from 5 to 7 p.m.
May gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 to 2 p.m., and by appointment.