Event Details

Opening reception and artist talk

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Contact: Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery
Phone: (401) 341-2981

"Transformed by Fire: A Wood Fire Community" is a group exhibition of ceramic work fired at Carolina Pottery, the home studio of Jay Lacouture, Salve Regina's ceramics professor. The exhibition features work from the last two firings of "Uncle George," the two-chamber wood kiln at Carolina Pottery that has been a valuable teaching tool for Lacouture and hundreds of his former students, professional potters and visiting artists since 1999, when it was first built and fired.

Curated from the May 2017 and October 2017 firings, the exhibition is a celebration of all who have been a part of this vibrant process and learning community. Current students and alumni, former visiting artists in ceramics and potters from across the region were invited to participate in both the firings and the exhibition.

During this opening reception for the artists, Lacouture will also give a talk, "Transformed by Fire: Forty Years Later," at 6 p.m. that evening in the adjacent DiStefano Lecture Hall. "Transformed by Fire" marks the conclusion of Lacouture's illustrious 37-year teaching career. He will retire from Salve Regina in May.

 

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