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Randy Edmonson (American, born 1947), Tea Bowls, 2019, wood-fired stoneware and glaze, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches each, lent courtesy of the artist. © Randy Edmonson
Sep 22, 2019
throughMay 07, 2021

Continuum: Contemporary Ceramics in Historical Context

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The exhibition is an exploration of the continuing themes and traditions evident in the works of contemporary ceramic artists. Presenting the work of eight Virginia potters, the installation juxtaposes their newly-created ceramics with historical works from the museum’s permanent collection and highlights the continuum of clay traditions that go back more than 25,000 years. The artists were invited to find resonances with specific objects in the collection to create new works for this exhibition. Focused on a range of possible connections, such as theme, symbol, technique, shape, firing, decoration, and glazing, the exhibition emphasizes the profound continuity of ceramics through the centuries.

Organized by the University of Richmond Museums, the exhibition was curated by Richard Waller, Executive Director, University Museums, in collaboration with Stephen Addiss and Randy Edmonson.

Curator's Talk & Reception

Curator's Gallery Talk with Richard Waller, executive director, University of Richmond Museums

Sun., Sept. 22 14, 1 to 3 p.m.

Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts

Free, no tickets required

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts'

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts'  54th Annual NCECA Conference, titled Multi(VA)lent: Clay, Mindfulness, Memory, to be held in Richmond March 25-28, 2020.

Continuum: Contemporary Ceramics in Historical Context