Current & Upcoming Exhibits
Wood Fire Invitational Exhibition 2023
EXHIBITION DATES: June 2-24, 2023
Reception: Friday, June 2, 5-8pm
Wood Fire Artist in Residence, Grayson Fair, has invited a variety of established and emerging talent in the ceramics field to take part in our final Spring Anagama Wood Firing. Approximately three dozen artists will load and fire the anagama at the beginning of June, and our June exhibition will feature works by Wood Fire Invitational artists.
The anagama kiln was developed in Japan centuries ago, and is a single-chamber kiln built in a sloping tunnel shape. Anagama kilns are fueled with wood, in which stoking occurs until the desired temperature is reached and sustained, generally around 2400 degrees Fahrenheit. In additional to glazes applied to works in the kiln, the ash from the burnt wood disperses and melts, creating a texture or glaze upon the surfaces it lands upon. Because of the long firing time involved (7 days around the clock), the process often becomes a shared communal experience. Through this, artists working in their individual studios come together in a collaborative experience in the final stage of creation for their works.
Invited Artists include Johnny Arvizu, Nikki Asay, Sarah Conti, LeeAnn Dodde, Kristen Easters, Abbi Fitzkam, Dexter Gardner, Joe Godfrey, Nicole Hamm, Christina Harrelson, Perry Hass, Jeff Heeg, Cody Hilleboe, Jotham Hungand, Haylie Jimenez, Sydnie Jimenez, Bruce Kitts, Heidi Kreitchet, Mary Krochmalny, Greg Morris, Jenny Mulder, Sarah Newberry, Kayla Noble, Kevin O'Neal, Krissy Ramirez, Augusta Smith, Joe Taylor, Rio Weber, Tara Wilson, Morasha Winokur, Dexter Woods,
William Wright, Casey Zablocki
The exhibition will be on display at the Clay Studio of Missoula from June 2-24, with an opening on Friday, June 2, from 5-8pm.
Gallery events are free and open to the public.
June 2023- Wood Fire Invitational
July 2023 - Austin Coudriet Resident Exhibit
August 2023 - Grayson Fair Resident Exhibit
September 2023 - Rachel Stevens
October 2023 - Boundaries
November 2023 - UM Graduate Exhibition
December 2023 - Holiday Sale & Exhibition