National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Program Planning

The Clay Studio


The Clay Studio brought together a five-person curatorial team with expertise in crafts, fine arts, and design to develop a series of exhibitions in conjunction with the 2010 National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference in Philadelphia. The team included independent curator Barbara Bloemink, Jody Clowes, director of James Watrous Gallery, independent curator Jo Lauria, art critic John Perreault, and curator Judith Tannenbaum. The resulting exhibitions included Ceramic Interactions, the project's centerpiece exhibition; Convergence: Pottery from Studio and Factory, curated by Judy Clowes and presented at the Philadelphia Art Alliance; and J.J. McCracken: Hunger, Philadelphia, a performance installation at the Painted Bride Art Center.