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Get Fired Up For Georgia's Largest Pottery Show

Immerse yourself in Macon's famous muddy medium and get your hands dirty during Fired Works, Georgia's largest event showcasing functional and sculptural pottery. Fortunately, it's okay to play with fire, or at least kiln-fired pottery, during the 14th Annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale.  The 14th Annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale will be held April 5-14, 2019 at Macon’s beautiful Central City Park. The 2019 exhibit will feature 62 potters from Georgia and the Southeast.

Fired Works began as a local pottery show and has grown to become the largest exhibit of functional and sculptural pottery in the state of Georgia.  The nine-day exhibit and sale include special events such as Clay Workshops for Children, Corks and Clay workshops for Adults, artist talks and more. A Special Preview Party will be held Friday, April 05 with live music, food, fun, and an exclusive chance to purchase work before the exhibit opens to the general public.

The mission of Fired Works is to help Southeastern ceramic artists and potters show and sell their work. Fired Works promotes the rich history of pottery in Georgia and its connection to the history of the Ocmulgee River Region. People have made pottery along the banks of the Ocmulgee River for thousands of years and local potters continue this tradition today. In fact, the oldest piece of stamped pottery ever found in North America was found at the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon.

Fired Works is a program of Macon Arts Alliance and is supported by numerous sponsors and community partners.

Meet 2019 featured artists, Laura Cooper and Janet McGregor Dunn, who will host intimate talks describing their creative journeys and the inspiration behind the sculptural and functional pieces. An exclusive Preview Party will be held Friday, April 5 with live music by Heather Kemp, complimentary wine, beer and a fajita bar. Attendees also get the first look and the first chance to purchase pottery before the exhibit opens to the public on Saturday.

Fired Works promotes the rich history of pottery in Georgia and its connection to the history of the Ocmulgee River Region. The oldest piece of stamped pottery ever found in North America was discovered at the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon during America's largest archeological dig conducted in 1933. Artisans have made pottery along the banks of the Ocmulgee River for thousands of years and local potters continue this tradition today. Fired Works honors this artistic tradition and supports Southeastern ceramic artists and potters who show and sell more than 6000 original works displayed among a group of their peers. Fired Works classes and workshops mold local Lizella Clay to create custom souvenirs during the authentic artistic experiences offered for adults and children.

2019 PARTICIPATING POTTERS

FEATURED ARTISTS
Laura Cooper and Janet McGregor Dunn

NEW ARTISTS
Cindy Angliss, Glenn Dair, Lori Demosthenes, Kathryne Gould, Laranda Hutchins, Kathy King, Ayako Kurimoto, Will Langford, Moonhee Kim, Molly O'Shaughnessy, Kyle Osvog and Sarah Piper

RETURNING ARTISTS
Lauren Bausch, Ginger Birdsey, Derek Belflower, Meredith Bradley, Ann Bray, Lori Buff, Meg Campbell, Jackie Chapman, Caitlin Chipps, Yen-Ting Chiu, Sheila Chzan, Martha Cook, Boyce Covert, Alicia Baily David, Karen Fincannon, Wade Franklin, Marise Fransolino, Jeni Hansen Gard & Forrest Sincoff Gard, Camren Gober, Barry Gregg, Kirby Gregory, Helen Helwig, Walter Hobbs, Charity Hofert, Nancy Hostetter, Roger Jamison, Emily Knapp, Christina Kosinski, Lapella Pottery, John Lowes, Marisa Mahathey, Nancy Mehrpad, David Morgan, Kathy Murphy, Mariella Owens, Geoff Picket, Holly Polich, Adrina Richard, Helen Rogers, Elizabeth Sabatino, Jim Sandefur, Bo Thompson, Keaton Wynn and Tripti Yoganathan

 

For more information about the 14th Annual Fired Works or Macon Arts Alliance click HERE

 

posted 04/02/2019 in Events
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