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  • Exhibition Opening Reception for Earth and Sky: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby

    Friday, May 18, 2018
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 05/18/2018 5:30 PM 05/18/2018 7:00 PM America/New_York Exhibition Opening Reception for Earth and Sky: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby

    Remarks at 6 p.m.

    Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
    Advance reservations required by 5 p.m. on May 17.  

    Registration for this event has closed. Rockwell Members can join us at the door!

    Geology meets chemistry in this exhibition of ceramic landscapes by artist and educator Wayne Higby. The exhibition explores the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby’s career, including groundbreaking work in American raku earthenware and porcelain.

    Wayne Higby, White Terrace Gap, 1984. Glazed earthenware, raku fired, 11 1⁄2 x18 x16 1⁄2 inches. Collection: Wayne Higby.

    Since the early 1970s, Higby has explored the fusion of form and surface through panoramic landscape vistas. Landscape imagery covers the interiors as well as the exteriors of his series of large ceramic bowls, establishing illusions of depth. After visiting China in 1991, Higby began using porcelain with celadon glazes to create tile-sculpture that alluded to the natural environment. This exhibition creates a dialogue between contemporary ceramic works and The Rockwell Museum’s celebrated collection of 19th century Hudson River School landscapes.

    Higby’s unique vision of the American landscape and its manifestation in work ranging from vessel form to tile, sculpture and architectural installation has brought him international recognition. Learn more about Wayne Higby and this exhibition

    Make your reservations today

    The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830

    Remarks at 6 p.m.

    Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
    Advance reservations required by 5 p.m. on May 17.  

    Registration for this event has closed. Rockwell Members can join us at the door!

    Geology meets chemistry in this exhibition of ceramic landscapes by artist and educator Wayne Higby. The exhibition explores the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby’s career, including groundbreaking work in American raku earthenware and porcelain.

    Wayne Higby, White Terrace Gap, 1984. Glazed earthenware, raku fired, 11 1⁄2 x18 x16 1⁄2 inches. Collection: Wayne Higby.

    Since the early 1970s, Higby has explored the fusion of form and surface through panoramic landscape vistas. Landscape imagery covers the interiors as well as the exteriors of his series of large ceramic bowls, establishing illusions of depth. After visiting China in 1991, Higby began using porcelain with celadon glazes to create tile-sculpture that alluded to the natural environment. This exhibition creates a dialogue between contemporary ceramic works and The Rockwell Museum’s celebrated collection of 19th century Hudson River School landscapes.

    Higby’s unique vision of the American landscape and its manifestation in work ranging from vessel form to tile, sculpture and architectural installation has brought him international recognition. Learn more about Wayne Higby and this exhibition

    Make your reservations today