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Distinguishing itself outside of utilitarian use, this show explores the materiality and form in the traditionally domestic medias of ceramic and fiber art. This collection will balance on the contrast of the physical nature of these two mediums and the similarities in their connotations to craft.
“Concentric Craft surveys a diverse group of ceramics and fibers artists that are using innovative methods and material combinations. Using a variety of alternative processes, the artists transcend and translate the handcrafted – expanding and challenging traditional notions of ‘craft.’” – Ashley York
About the juror:
Ashley York holds a MFA in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art and Architecture and a BFA in Sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has exhibited nationally at NCECA, Carnegie Mellon, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Katzen Art Center in DC, GreenHill Center for Art and numerous other venues including a solo exhibition at 360 Gallery of Fine Art in Charlotte, NC. She has been awarded several fellowships and scholarships to attend residencies at Chautauqua School of Fine and Performing Art, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and also served as Emerging Artist in Residence at Millersville University from 2012-2014. Her artworks and writings have been featured in several literary-arts publications, including the text, Photography: History and Theory by Jae Emerling, published by Routledge New York and London in 2012. York currently serves as Digital Fabrication and Technicians Manager, as well as, Faculty of Digital Tools, at Moore.
Barbara Schulman, Beth Armour, Jackie Abrams, Carolina Marin Hernandez, Eleanor Levie, Fannie Lee, Heather Amabile, Joan Diamond, Leslie Sudock, Libbie Soffer, Liz Hamilton Quay, Ruth Jeyaveeran, and Teresa Shields.