Curvature by Martha Grover
January 27, 2012
MudFire Gallery is proud to feature a solo exhibition of lavish porcelain creations by Martha Grover. Displaying the elegant influences of flowers, dance, old movie costumes, and antiques, Martha's work is lush with color, curves and grace. Selected as the 2010 Emerging Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Martha has perfected a technique for altering and decorating thrown pieces - making them as delightful to the senses as they are practical and functional to the user.
The exhibit opens online and in the gallery at 12:00 Noon on Friday, January 27, with an opening reception from 5-9pm that evening.
Work will be available for purchase online and in the gallery starting 12:00pm EST on opening day. Shipping is available to all 50 states and Canada.
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More About Curvature by Martha Grover
MudFire Gallery launches its 10th year of Studio Pottery and Ceramic Arts exhibitions with "Curvature", a solo show by Martha Grover.
Martha's work is meticulously executed in porcelain. Stretched and altered, traditional wheel thrown forms evolve into flowing silhouettes of perfectly balanced pieces, at once evoking orchids, courtesan gowns, and dancers. Her work is luxurious yet not precious. Fine yet not frighteningly fragile. At home on a dinner table, as a centerpiece for special occasions, or for everyday, Martha's ceramic art is certainly special.
Martha received her Masters of Fine Arts from Dartmouth and most recently has been a Resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. A recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Martha has been featured in three important ceramics books, and been the focus of several articles in national publications. Her work has been rewarded with the 2010 Emerging Artist of the Year award presented by the premier ceramics magazing in the US, Ceramics Monthly.
Martha's first solo exhibit in Atlanta features an exquisite selection of her newest works in a glowing palette of blues, greens, corals and gold. The highlight of the collection is a giant, three-tier tulipier meant to hold almost three dozen tulips. The exhibit also includes several alluring porcelain baskets and ewer sets, as well as a beautiful selection of jars, flower vases, and cups perfect for the discerning tea drinker.
Read more about Martha on the MudFire Blog.