Thursday, 13 August 2020 13:18

Lip Service: National Juried Exhibition at Saratoga Clay Arts Center

Cup, by Jill Bell. Photo provided. Cup, by Jill Bell. Photo provided.

SCHUYLERVILLE — Saratoga Clay Arts Center’s Schacht Gallery presents Lip Service, a national juried exhibition of 115 drinking vessels by 71 artists. 

The exhibition opens on Saturday, Aug. 22, and runs through Sept. 26. The reception will be held outdoors, and individuals will be let into the gallery in small groups. Masks required to enter. 

A cup is one of the most intimate objects that we interact with on a daily basis. When we sit with our tea, coffee or beverage of choice, we are in communion with a drinking vessel through its touch to our lips and its feel in our hands. When we drink with a handmade object, we are also connecting with the maker of the object, one pair of hands to another. 

Selected through a jurying process by nationally renowned Massachusetts-based potter Mary Barringer, this exhibition features over 100 drinking vessels by artists from across the country– cups, mugs, teabowls, yunomi, shot cups, bourbon cups, wine goblets, espresso mugs, tumblers and more. The exhibition showcases a diverse array of objects that invite use and handling, and are made for different hands, different aesthetics and different liquids.

Barringer will also be presenting a hybrid hands-on in-person and virtual workshop “Making, Fast & Slow” Aug. 22-23 in conjunction with the exhibition. 

Founded in 2010 by clay artist and educator Jill Kovachick, Saratoga Clay Arts Center is a ceramic art center located at 167 Hayes Road, Schuylerville. Details for the exhibition and workshop can be found online at www.saratogaclayarts.org.

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