"Colorado has such a rich tradition of strong ceramic artists," says Michael Chavez, curator of the Foothills Art Center. "The Colorado Clay exhibition is important because it showcases this tradition." Twelve ceramicists from all over the state were hand-picked to display eight to ten pieces touching on everything from functional teapots and breakfast dishes to figurative and geometric sculptures to larger installation pieces.
In conjunction with the show, local ceramicist Richard Notkin will present a slide lecture tonight at 6 p.m. focusing on his politically infused work. Then tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., Notkin will serve as juror for the Colorado Clay awards ceremony, with the top prize weighing in at a ton literally of clay.
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Colorado Clay opened January 18 and continues through March 9 at Foothills, 809 15th Street in Golden. Admission to the exhibit is $3; all other events are free. For information, call 303-279-3922 or go to www.foothillsartcenter.org.
Jan. 19-March 9, 2008