Asheville in Atlanta 2010
Opened October 9, 2010
MudFire Gallery welcomes back guest curator Kyle Carpenter for our annual exhibit of studio pottery by North Carolina artists from the Asheville area. This year for "Asheville in Atlanta," MudFire is very pleased to present the works of Cynthia Bringle, Kyle Carpenter, Becky and Steve Lloyd, Courtney Martin and Keith Phillips.
Meet the artists and experience world-class clay by some of the top studio potters in the Southeast at the artist reception on October 9 from 5-9pm. The exhibition continues through November 13, 2010.
Images of individual works for this past exhibit are available in the video below.
More About Asheville in Atlanta 2010
The annual "Asheville in Atlanta" show is curated by Kyle Carpenter, a highly regarded studio potter whose work has won acclaim throughout the United States. Each year Kyle Carpenter invites a select group of artists from in and around Asheville to participate. Selected on the basis of their artistry, technical achievement and aesthetic principles, the artists singularly contribute to a complex tapestry of Western North Carolina fine craft.
This year's show will feature functional pottery by Cynthia Bringle, the honorary Mayor of Penland,one of America's pre-eminent potters and a legendary teacher whose sphere of influence stretches around the globe.
Kyle Carpenter's work exhibits a fusion of striking designs with traditional materials & process, noteworthy for his masterful use of slips, brushwork, minimalist glazing, and a warmly inviting finish. The combination of three-dimensional forms and two-dimensional drawings is a natural fusion of both his love of drawing and pottery, art and craft.
Becky and Steve Lloyd collaborate on the elaborately carved surfaces of their porcelain vessels. The work is influenced by a fascination with motifs from textiles, wood cuts, arts and crafts period pieces and the vast details in nature.
Courtney Martin's forms provide a beautiful canvas for playful and sophisticated patterns. Easily accessible and infinitely functional, her work is a continuing evolution of her voice in clay and reflects all of the pleasures of handmade objects.
Keith Phillips' wood and soda fired pieces are adorned with playful victorian and turn-of-the-century imagery and have a wonderful organic quality that makes them a joy to hold and use.
Take a virtual tour of the show...