Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ellarslie Mansion Ceramics Invitational Show


Standing in front of my work
Detail from "Rebirth" by Lisa Naples

"She Thought She Knew...So...She Kept A Watchful Eye" (back view) by Lisa Naples

What a great show and such an honor to be included with so many talented artists! The show will be up through January 2nd, 2011, so if you get a chance check it out...Gallery info, hours and directions can be found here....For more pics from the show, you can check out my flickr set here....

The Trenton City Museum at the Ellarslie Mansion also has on display a collection of early pottery from Trenton. For more than 100 years, Trenton, New Jersey was one of the two major pottery centers in the United States the other being located at East Liverpool, Ohio. At its peak in the 1920's, Trenton had more than fifty potteries operating throughout the City. Since 1850, more than 150 companies have operated in Trenton. 

It was great to see such an array of contemporary ceramic works fill the first floor of the mansion and then to be able to go upstairs and to so much of the early pottery roots of the area. Read more about Trenton New Jersey's  Pottery history .

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