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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Meet and Greet with Martha Grover at the Asheville Ceramics Gallery on November 3rd
Nationally renowned ceramic artist, Martha Grover, will be the featured artist at the Asheville Ceramics Gallery in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC during November. There will be a gallery opening where the public is encouraged to come and meet Martha on Friday, November 3 from 6 – 9 PM.
Martha Grover has exhibited her work internationally and is recognized as one of the leading figures in functional ceramics today. Martha travels the country giving workshops on her special techniques and has been featured in several magazines and books. Asheville Ceramics Gallery is the only gallery in the Asheville area to carry Martha’s unique and beautiful art.
Grover’s pots have a striking, special-occasion quality to them, meant to encourage the user to pause and fully experience interacting with the ceramic vessel. Reminiscent of orchids, flowing dresses, and the body, Martha thinks of the fluid visual movement around a piece, as a choreographer would move dancers across a stage. She says of her pots, “transmitting desire – there is a sense of revealing and concealing, a layering of details that serves to catch our attention immediately.”
About Martha Grover
Martha lives in Bethel, Maine. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. After college, she attended several prestigious artisan residencies throughout the country. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and can be found at galleries across the country.
About Asheville Ceramics Gallery
Asheville Ceramics Gallery is a cooperative gallery in Asheville’s River Arts District. The gallery shows work, in an elegant formal gallery environment, by local ceramic artists working in both functional and sculptural realms. The portfolio is periodically augmented with top-notch visiting artists from across the country.
The Asheville Ceramics Gallery is located in the Phil Mechanic Studios Building at 109 Roberts St. in the River Arts District.
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at email@example.com for more info.