Asheville in Atlanta 2006
Opened October 21, 2006
MudFire Gallery welcomes back guest curator Kyle Carpenter for our annual exhibit of functional and decorative pottery by North Carolina artists from the Asheville region. This year for "Asheville in Atlanta," Kyle will exhibit his works alongside those of Mark Peters, Joy Tanner, and Maria Andrade Troya. The artist reception and exhibit opening will be held Saturday, October 21, from 5-9 pm. The exhibit and sale will be on display through November 18, 2006. The show continues through November 13, 2010.
Images of individual works for this past exhibit are not available.
More About Asheville in Atlanta 2006
The annual "Asheville in Atlanta" show is MudFire Gallery's most anticipated event each year. Guest curator Kyle Carpenter invites a select group of artists from in and around Asheville. This area is known internationally as home to a vast pool of ceramics talent including an intense concentration of the world's top studio potters. For the exhibit, the number of artists is limited so that visitors are able to enjoy a sizeable body of works by each artist, gaining a deep familiarity with each of their styles.
This year's show will include the natural beauty of Mark Peter's wood-fired pots . . . loose , rugged forms, with calming glaze applications that quietly let the wood ash and atmospheric effects breathe life into each piece. Joy Tanner's work is notable for extensively carved and impressed textures caressed in the kiln by salt fumes, and a careful attention to the little details of form that make a pot a pleasure see, hold and use daily. Maria Andrade Troya's background as a printmaker is clear in her work, which is characterized by elegantly simple forms with complex, layered surface treatments created with brushwork, slip-trailing, sgraffito, and resist techniques. Kyle Carpenter's work exhibits a fusion of striking contemporary designs with traditional materials & process, noteworthy for his masterful use of slips, brushwork, minimalist glazing, and a warmly inviting finish.