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October 3, 2019 - February 2, 2020Free
Location: Display Cases, First Floor, HUB-Robeson Center
Duration: October 3 – February 2, 2020
Free and open to the public
The HUB-Robeson Galleries are proud to present Ghosts, an exhibition of works selected from the Ceramics Area’s collection of bisqueware, known as the Bisque Library. Bisqueware is clay that has been kiln fired once and has no chemically bonded water remaining in it. Clay can be fired a second time at a higher temperature for a glaze, or glass surface, that is often referred to as “finished.” Ghosts are a colloquial way to reference ceramics made during demonstrations and workshops that were never intended to be finished. Instead, they were made as an instructional tool to show students and publics the “how to” side of the artist’s practice.
This exhibition is an invitation to explore the variety of forms and numerous approaches to handling clay. Notably, none of the artists are identified- the origins of these works may only be known by the maker themselves, or in the memory of a workshop attendee. As a library for the Ceramics Area, the pots are typically kept in open, available spaces for learners to interact with.