Friday, October 29, 2010

Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort


Bradley Sumrall taking a quick break from installing over 100 cups!

Many thanks to Bradley Sumrall, Richard McCabe and Michael Barr for all their hard work installing Art of the Cup! The exhibition is located on the 3rd floor of the Ogden Museum and opened last night during Ogden After Hours at 6 p.m. It is a favorite with visitors! 


Vist the Museum and see Art of the Cup for FREE until November 7th (limited to 25). Just say the secret password  "tasse", which is cup in French!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Art of the Cup in Gambit's "Blog of New Orleans"

Many thanks to Missy Wilkinson for her write up on the Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort.
To check out her post,  click here

Micah Sherrill

We will be be posting installation shots next week!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort

 October 28 - January 2
Andrea Freel Chrisite, Porcelain Birds


The third annual invitational exhibition, Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort  will be opening very soon at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Center for Southern Craft and Design.   
The exhibition will be on display until January 2, 2011. 

The show will include two functional cups from over 50 artists. Each invited artist has a Southern connection, based on where they choose to live, work or teach.
The work in this exhibition will also be offered for sale. 
Kathryn Gremley, Penland Gallery Director, will serve as this year’s awards judge. 

(Click on the artist's name to learn more about them)

Kent Harris, Tenmoku Yunomi


Friday, October 8, 2010

Justin Rothshank The Big Spill: Flora & Fauna / American Craft Week

Justin Rothshank The Big Spill: Flora & Fauna 
The Center for Southern Craft & Design opened Rothshank's exhibition during Art for Art's Sake this past Saturday. The exhibition will be up until December 5th so be sure to come by and see the installation. 
Fish Plate  
Justin Rothshank received his B.A. in ceramics and sculpture from Goshen College in Indiana. Rothshank decorates his ceramic pieces using a laser decal technique. He creates the decals using his own free-hand drawings and Photoshop-generated images.

His ceramic work has been published in Clay Times Magazine, Pottery Making Illustrated, Ceramics Monthly Magazine,, 500 Pitchers, and 500 Tiles. He has been a presenter, panelist, and visiting artist at numerous universities, schools, conferences, and art centers throughout the United States. Justin was presented with and Award of Excellence by the American Craft Council in February 2009. In 2007, he was recognized by Ceramics Monthly as an Emerging Artist. He has also been awarded an Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant for Arts Managers, a 2007 Work of Art Award from Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the 2005 Decade of Servant Leadership Award from Goshen College, and was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2005.
Fish Pitcher

American Craft Week

In honor of American Craft Week the Center for Southern Craft & Design has presented Spotlight on Tennessee

Anderson Bailey Jars

Craft from Tennessee is on display at this exhibition featuring the work of: 
Anderson Bailey (Chattanooga - potter)
Ben Caldwell III (Nashville - metalsmith)
Bill Griffith (Gatlinburg - potter) 
Tim Hintz (Smithville - chair maker) 
Tommie Rush (Knoxville - glass artist)