Clay? VII – Biennial Juried Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition

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Kirkland Arts Center is proud to present the seventh installment of its biennial juried contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? VI. This exhibition explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression. Showcasing a range of sizes, scales, subject matter, and techniques, the artwork of this exhibition is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and future of the field.


University of Washington Professors

Doug Jeck
Jamie Walker
Michael Swaine

Selected Artists

Malia Ambata
Lauren Clay
E. Valentine DeWald
Lois Harbough
John Masello
Meg Murch
Donna Porter
Jessica Smith
Janet Still
John Taylor

Opening Reception

Date: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Free to the public. Meet some of the selected artists and enjoy complimentary appetizers. $5 wine and beer. Free parking is available.

The jury’s awards for Best in Show and Second Place will be revealed and you will be invited to cast your vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award.

Featured Ceramics Workshops
All Levels
Ceramics Art & Wine with Aaron Murray, Saturday, August 18th
Clay Coil Illustration with Anna Marie Cooper, Sunday, August 19th
Clay for a Day with Aaron Murray, Saturday, August 4th

Previous Ceramics Experience Required
Clay & Encaustic Collage with Deborah Kapoor and Pat Colyar, July 14th and 15th

More Information About the Clay? VII

The jury for Clay? VII is comprised of three University of Washington Professors: Jamie Walker, Doug Jeck, and Michael Swaine. Walker and Jeck have been on the jury for Clay? since its beginnings in 2006.  Walker is the Director of the School of Art + Art History + Design at UW and Jeck is the Chair of the 3D4M (shorthand for “3-dimensional forum”) program, for which all three professors teach.