Object Lessons: Ceramics from the Gregg Museum of Art & Design

Temporary Exhibition, October 16, 2015 - February 13, 2016.

Honoring tradition while being of the moment is one of the essential aspects of pottery making in North Carolina. Pottery makers use a language that gathers values. Traditional forms and methods join thoughtful innovations and transformations driven by talent, energy, risk-taking, relentless work, psychological and emotional effort and need. Object Lessons is an exhibition of ceramics from the Gregg’s collection mostly made since 1988 to suggest some ways in which these makers marry tradition with innovation. 

Artists Represented:
Christopher Baumann, Jennie Bireline, Robert Keith Black, Meredith Brickell, Cynthia Bringle, Herb Cohen, Clara R. Couch, David Crane, Kim Ellington, Terry Gess, MaryLou Higgins, Michael Hunt, Michael Kline, Leah Leitson, Suze Lindsay, Marsha Owen, Jim & Shirl Parmentier, Ronan Peterson, Sally Bowen Prange, Will Ruggles and Douglass Rankin, Michael Rutkowsky, Jesse Ormond Sanderson, Virginia Scotchie, Michael Sherrill, Tom Spleth, Lydia Thompson, Jack Troy, Brian Van Nostrand, Conrad Weiser, Marguerite Wildenhain



Curated by Charlotte V. Wainwright, Phd., Hon. AIA