Potters, artists to display work at Sherman show
CCA artwork includes professionally hand built, wheel thrown and sculpted clay made from stoneware, porcelain and earthenware. The clay is fired in electric, wood, gas and Raku kilns. Clay pieces in this show are both functional and decorative.
A highlight of the show will be the display of collaborative artwork. The group has become famous for their team teapots. Other cooperative items on display will be ceramic head sculptures, ceramic "machines" and ceramic birdhouses. The collaborative forms are made with parts crafted by individual members and placed in a whimsical relationship by teams of CCA members. The members of Connecticut Clay Artists meet monthly in each others' studios for workshops and programs.
The show will have a festive wine and cheese opening today from 5 to 7 p.m. and many of the artists will be present. The show will continue on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Videos about various ceramic techniques and pottery cultures will be on view during the show.
Members of Connecticut Clay Artists include Paula Cook of Ridgefield, Sue Ann Heller of Fairfield, Katie Tynan Helu of Ridgefield, Sarah Koster of Norwalk, Annette Morasco Marcus of Brookfield, Paula Sibrack Marian of Sherman, Karen Pinto of Newtown, Hannes Overgard of Wilton, Beth Herod of Stanford, and Peggy Thomas of Ridgefield.
The JCCS is located at 9 Route 39 South. For more information, call (860) 355-8050.