There is nothing more graceful than feminine beauty in its various shapes and forms. With pottery and ceramics like this, the work speaks for itself. Let Mother Earth have a ball, and leave the game at the park to see some fine art in clay.
Tracy Griffith describes it best:
“Forms and figures have become distinctly feminine, shedding angles for curves, foliage for flowers and massive bulk for graceful linear sensibilities. A knockout of a vase reflects bursts of crystalline light in porcelain. A dishy dish with earthy embossing emphasizes linear waves of design. Forms are flared, divas and lookers with commanding presence. Colors are ethereal, soft seafoam, or jewellike with glassy emerald. Sculptures show feminine bonds with substantive forms and dynamic gesture. Crackled raku baby polar bears follow their mother. Stalwart sisters stand together, hair whipped back by the wind.
- Hourglass forms, spiraled knobs and lace embossing are in.
- Flowing glazes are the new hue.
- Smooth tapering and delicate edges are the trendy silhouettes of today.
Clay artists have used feminine wiles, creating allure that attracts the everyone's better half.”
Traci Griffith Tso
List of four artists’ work to see at The Scope Gallery:
1. "3 Sisters: Corn, Bean and Squash" trio of hand-sculpted forms on a granite base by Christine Moerenhout-Hubloue of McLean, Va
2. Baby polar bears trail after mother: Raku-fired crackle glazed sculptures on a natural slate base by Heidi Schramm of Arlington
3. High-fire golden hourglass vase by Klaudia Levin of Silver Spring, Md.
4. Handsculpted stoneware Guinea Piggy Bank "Ginger" by Tracie Griffith Tso of Reston, Va
Scope Gallery's Ceramic Guild show runs April 28 to June 1 and is in conjunction with the Art League Gallery's "Art and Feminism" show; hours are Monday throughSunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Thursdays open until 9 p.m. The gallery is located at 105 North Union Street, ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria, VA. 22314. For further information, call Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/scope.
The Ceramic Guild is an organization of over 40 juried Washington D.C. area artists working in the clay medium. Organization members exhibit themed shows every other month at the artist-run cooperative Scope Gallery in Alexandria's Torpedo Factory Art Center.
The Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursdays
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314