Playing it Cool – Red Lodge Clay Center

Playing it CoolOct 07, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022

Curatorial Statement

Exhibition Posted Online: Monday, October 10, 2022 at 10 am MT

Wood-fired pottery that has been reduction cooled is the cohesive element of all the work that is included in this exhibition. While this firing process is the commonality, each maker’s work is distinctly different as a result of each artist employing various cooling methods and cooling temperatures. Other diversifying factors include varying kiln types, clay bodies, slips, glazes, wood sources, and firing durations. The possibilities of the reduction cooled pallet, ranging from re-oxidized reds to metallic maroons and blacks are all celebrated in this collection of works made by potters from around the US, and is guest curated by Seth Green.

Participating artists include Trevor Dunn, Seth Green, Stephen Heywood, Shasta Kruger, Hideo Mabuchi, Dan Murphy, Ted Neal, John Neely, Lindsay Oesterritter, Josh Scott, and Megan Thomas.