“Transcending Tradition”: An exhibition of ceramic work

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Spring 2011

Project Description/Abstract

This year I was invited to exhibit eight pieces of my work in a group exhibition titled “Translating Traditions”. This exhibition juxtaposes the work of two American artists, Chris Kelly and myself, with that of our Japanese mentors, Fujita Juroemon and Toshi Ohi. The exhibition will be on display in the Tampa Museum Library during the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference from March 30 – April 2nd in Tampa, Florida. This conference is designed to gather and disseminate information and ideas that are vital and stimulating to teachers, studio clay artists, and people throughout the creative arts community. Each year NCECA competitively selects exhibitions to be displayed during the conference that they believe are original, thought provoking, and/or enriching for the ceramic community. “Translating Traditions” will showcase the traditional Japanese crafts ware of Ohi and Juroemon as visual counterpoints against the contemporary interpretations of Kelly and myself. I am requesting aid to help fund the logistics of this endeavor.

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