“Commonly Uncommon: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Craft Collection”

We are pleased to announce “Commonly Uncommon: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Craft Collection”, a three-part exhibition of objects and archives on view November 3 – December 10, 2022.
Co-curated by Hannah Bakken Morris, Sara Huston and Abby McGehee.
Please join us for a public reception on Thursday, November 3 from 5-8-pm and return in the following weeks of November for a panel discussion and film viewing.
The Museum of Contemporary Craft served as a vital nexus for the consideration of art, craft and design in Portland from its founding in 1937 to its dissolution in 2016. The permanent collection and the institutional archives, under the stewardship of PNCA and Willamette University, remain important resources for these continued and ever-shifting conversations. This exhibition presents objects that illuminate issues of function, use, the nature of labor, and methods of production. Viewers can engage with both objects and archives to understand the way in which they inform one another as well as the multiple ways makers, curators and audiences appreciate and define an institution and its place in a regional artistic ecology.
A complimentary panel discussion about the collection, craft, and community-building will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 6:30-8pm at the Lemelson Design and Innovation Studio on the 1st Floor of PNCA. This discussion will be moderated by Namita Gupta Wiggers (past Curator for the Museum of Contemporary Craft) and will include exhibiting artists Hilary Pfiefer, Joe Feddersen, Charissa Brock and other exhibiting artists. This event is open to the public, free of charge.
Additionally, please join us a week earlier to attend a screening of “Handmade Nation: The Rise of D.I.Y. Craft, Art and Design”, a film made by exhibiting artist Faythe Levine, in the PNCA Mediateque on Thursday, November 10th at 5pm. This film is the culmination of nationwide research and interviews for which its archive will be displayed in the Dane Nelson and Ed Cauduro Collection Studies Lab at PNCA, as part of the Commonly Uncommon exhibition. This event is open to the public, free of charge.

Tenth Annual Michiana Pottery Tour

The Tenth Annual Michiana Pottery Tour has taken a new approach during the pandemic. The 2021 event is planned as a hybrid event on September 25-26, 2021. With lingering uncertainty and varying levels of comfort from person to person due to COVID variants, the 2021 Pottery Tour will be a hybrid event. Some artists will have work available in-person at one of six stops. Some artists will have work available for online purchase only. Some artists will have work available in-person AND online.The event will be hosted virtually at www.michianapotterytour.com and in-person at various locations around the Michiana Region.

Guests interested in the in-person event can visit the Michiana Pottery Tour website for a details map of locations and artist participants. While visiting the website guests will also be directed to the websites and contact information of all participating artists. Guests may purchase and/or view information about each artist thru these direct links.

Interest in contemporary functional pottery is growing in the Michiana area. This tour will feature ceramic artists with local and national exhibition experience. Additionally, a new book about the potters of the Michiana region titled, The Michiana Potters, was written by Meredith McGriff, and traces the networks and culture surrounding the potters working in the region. The author will be a participant in the virtual tour this year and copies of the book are available by following links on the Michiana Pottery Tour website.


The video was shot by Goshen College students and edited by pottery tour participant Keith Hershberger.

Hosts of the tour include Mark Goertzen, Justin Rothshank, Sadie Misiuk, Brandon “Fuzzy” Schwartz, Trevor Daugherty, Alec Hoogland, and the Goshen Clay Artists Guild. Hosts have invited guests from near and far to join in this year’s event. Visit www.michianapotterytour.com for more information. Information and images can also be found on the Facebook site, www.facebook.com/michianapotterytour or on Instagram, @michianapotterytour.


upcoming events @ Belger Crane Yard Gallery

Join Jonathan Christensen Caballero for an artist talk this Friday, August 6th at 7 PM at the Belger Crane Yard Gallery (2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO). Jonathan Christensen Caballero’s exhibition La Gente/The People, on view in the Gallery, explores themes of race, class, familial ties, and labor issues.  Jonathan will discuss the inspiration and multiple layers of meaning in his work, and the technical aspects and materials used to create his life-sized, mixed-media sculptures.

This presentation is free and open to the public.  Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Please visit our website to RSVP and for our most updated COVID-19 safety measures.

Collaborative work by Tuile-Fionnuala and Paul Maloney is on view in the Belger Crane Yard Gallery (2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108) and is available online through Tuesday, August 31. The creative process for this international collaboration began in the studio of Tuile-Fionnuala, an 11-year old ceramic artist based in Ontario, Canada, where the works were given their initial shape and form.  In their wet stage, the newly formed objects were then sent to Belger Crane Yard Studio Manager Paul Maloney.  Paul contributed to the process with additional hand-building, glazing, and firing of the work at Belger. To learn more about each artist and their process, visit our website.

Tons more awesome upcoming stuff on their website! Check it out HERE.

Conflux: Alfred Ceramics MFA 2021


Opening Today! 

Conflux: Alfred Ceramics MFA 2021 

New Exhibition at Sculpture Space NYC

featuring works by
Uriel Caspi, Marianne Chenard, Justin Donofrio, Lukas Easton, Shauna Fahley, Erin Smith, Sami Tsang

Join us for the In-Person Opening!
Time: June 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

June 11th – July 24th , 2021
Gallery’s hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 2pm-8pm & Sunday by appointment only
[email protected]
(masks are required)

SSNYC Curatorial Program is dedicated to promoting contemporary visual art focusing on the research and exploration of three dimensional work with an emphasis towards ceramics.  Sculpture Space NYC’s mission is to stimulate creativity, new ideas and collaboration in ceramics-based investigations. Artists, designers and craftspeople of all backgrounds converge in this center to experiment, learn, make, reflect and grow artistically.

Special Thanks to the Division of Ceramic Art at Alfred University and the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum for their supportive grant to the artists.

Sculpture Space NYC is Located at 47-21 35th Street, Long Island City, NY, the gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday: 2pm-8pm & Sunday: by appointment. 

To schedule an appointment please email [email protected]

(masks are required)


‘Voyage of Lost Keys’ in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day (April 24th)

Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

April 24th marks the commemoration of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, a day to honor the memories of 1 million people killed in the early 1920s by the Ottoman government in Turkey. No sitting U.S. president has marked the occasion for fear of alienating the Turkish government, and sharing the stories of those whose lives were taken—or even calling this act of attempted ethnic cleansing a genocide at all—remains controversial for some.

Artist Aimée Papazian pays tribute to her lost and displaced ancestors with “Voyage of Lost Keys,” a permanent installation at Fayetteville Public Library, in Fayetteville, AR. A murmuration of 2,000 porcelain keys, among which is a replica of a key that was found in the ashes of her grandfather’s pillaged home in Turkey, the piece unlocks the history of Papazian’s family and of her people. It also speaks to refugees everywhere, including in our own time. “‘Voyage of Lost Keys’ is a way to imagine a mass migration—a way to think about people who have lost their homes and their place in the world as still being somehow connected to each other,” Papazian says.

Hrag Vartanian, editor of Hyperallergic, calls the work “moving”; The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette calls it “magical.”