On a quiet Monday, while on the way to Plaza Art Supply, I stopped at Lee Arts Center to visit an extraordinary display of greenware pottery, stuff that was prepared by master potters in workshops and left behind in the studio for whatever reason. The potters mounted these objects from inventory so that everyone can appreciate them.
Unfinished and unfired works like these have their own intrinsic beauty. In a pristine state, one can appreciate the essence of their design and craftsmanship.
Take look at the slideshow. Here is a compendium of the potters whose work is represented here.
Richard Aerni, Giant Urn, Stoneware, 1999
Akira Satake, Teapot, Stoneware & Kohiki Slip 2011
Bernadette Curran, Handled Bowl, Porcelain 2005
Michael Simon, Footed Box, Stoneware, 1993
Steven Fabrico, Large Planter, Stoneware 2003
Dan Reifz, Large Footed Bowl 1917
Martha Groet, Juice Pitcher 2013
Bob Briscoe, Vase,Stoneware, 2012
Emily Shroeder Willis, Vessel, Porcelain 2012
Liz Ziet Summerfiled, Tumbler and Mugs, Low Fire Stoneware and Underglaze, 2013
Lee Arts Center
5722 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
Lee Center Hours:
Monday & Friday: 9:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Lee Arts Center Staff:
Assistant to the Director
The Lee Arts Center, a program of the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division, is housed in the Lee Community Center. Studios for ceramics and printmaking are maintained in large, airy rooms with abundant natural light. There are ongoing open studio programs in pottery, ceramic sculpture, tilemaking, and printmaking.