As part of the North Carolina Pottery Center’s ongoing collaboration with East Carolina University, we are pleased to present Embracing Process, a show by ECU’s Ceramics Guild. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from Noon—2:00 p.m. Our reception is free of charge and open to the public.
At East Carolina University, ceramic students are continually engaged in the making process. Whether this leads to a wood-fired tea bowl, a figurative narrative sculpture, or an experiential installation, our students embrace the process of making work in clay. The making process in ceramics can be thrown on the wheel, hand-built using coils, or numerous glaze tests to get just the right blue. Process is the long firing of the wood kiln or the programming of an electric kilns computer. Process is the study, research, and trials that lead to unique work. Regardless of the end product, every piece goes through a variety of processes to come to fruition.
This exhibition showcases work from the studios of East Carolina University Ceramics program, it includes the experimentation, interpretation, and labor necessary to understand the process of making work from clay. It is us, as makers, celebrating making.
This exhibition runs from July 28—November 27, 2018.