Houston Center for Contemporary Craft opening reception: Nourish: ClayHouston Membership Exhibition
Nourish: ClayHouston Membership Exhibition is a juried group exhibition and exploration of the concept of nourishment through the medium of clay. The word nourish implies an act of caring, promoting or fostering life, growth, health, ideas and much more. Nourishment can represent a variety of concepts and ideas — anything that acts as food for the soul. But at its core, an act of nourishment depends on a connection between one being and another. This connection and symbiotic relationship can be played out in many different ways, yielding a diverse range of outcomes.
The 13 artists featured in the exhibition express what the concept of nourishment means to them through a variety of processes and forms. They employ hand building, wheel-thrown techniques and slip casting to construct both functional and sculptural objects. Surface treatments range from raku to wood firing, terra sigilatta, mason stains and vitreous glazes. Whether utilizing an installation-based format or creating a decorative vessel, each artist uniquely expresses his or her personal interpretation of the concept through the endless possibilities of clay.
On view through April 26, 2015.