Clay artists to exhibit their work
Published 11:12 pm, Monday, August 31, 2009
The Connecticut Clay Artists, a group of 14 potters, will celebrate its 10th year of exhibition Aug. 21-23 at the Jewish Community Center at 9 Route 39 South in Sherman.
The show will open with a meet-the-artists reception Aug. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will also be open Aug. 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Handbuilt, wheel-thrown and sculptured art made from stoneware, porcelain and earthenware will be featured. The clay is fired in electric, wood, gas and Raku kilns. Clay pieces will be both functional and decorative.
A signature of CCA is the members’ collaborative artwork done during their monthly workshops. The group has become known for team teapots and other cooperative creations, including a new item: thrown and altered mugs. A “seconds” are will also be available.
CCA members include president Stephen Becroft, Paula Cook, Katie Tynan Helu and Peggy Thomas of Ridgefield, Monique Brooks of Greenwich, Sue Ann Heller of Fairfield, Joyce James of Southbury, Sarah Koster of Norwalk, Rosalind Liljengren and Karen Pinto of Newtown, Annette Morasco Marcus of Brookfield, Paula Sibrack Marian of Sherman, Hannes Videos Overgard of Wilton, and Lynn White of North Salem, N.Y.