Morean Center for Clay Past Exhibits

Artist-in-Residence Exit Shows

The Morean Center for Clay is proud to present the works of four exiting artists of its 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program by giving each artist their very own solo exhibition. The exhibitions serve as a capstone experience for the program, showcasing a concentration of each artist’s work during their time at the Morean Center for Clay. This year’s artists include second-year AIRs Emmett Freeman and Jacob Meer (June), along with first-year AIRs Katie Kearns and Ailynda Ho (July). Join us as we celebrate these incredibly talented ceramicists as they complete the final phase of their residency.

St. Petian
July 13-31
Katie Kearns is a St. Petersburg native and is dedicating her show to her hometown. With every new building that pops up, St. Petersburg is quickly evolving from the city she grew up in. In what will likely become her last year as a resident of my hometown, She was able to reflect on the pieces that make up this city. St. Petian is a collection of places that evoke this sense of familiarity and appreciation of home.

Found in Translation
July 13-31
Ailynda Ho exhibits how her Asian-American culture influences her work. This personal narration of experiences affirms her connection with a familial heritage while offering a recreation.

June 8-30
Emmett Freeman explores themes of identity through various forms and mediums. He features photographs and ceramic sculptures of himself, along with details about Emmett the person. Emmett also challenges the concept of perception through the masks we wear and how we see ourselves in others.

Inherent Qualities
June 8-21
Throughout Jacob Meer’s two-year span of making pots at the Morean Center for Clay, Jacob has been exploring wood firing as a means to glaze his work. Inherent Qualities explores how different clay bodies react within the same wood kilns, and how those clay bodies affect the shape and quality of each pot.

Ceramic Sculpture Collective
February 9 – March 29

Florida Heat Surface Presenters Exhibition
February 9 – March 31

December 8 – January 31

Eric Botbyl Exhibition
November 7 – 30, 2018

The Ronan Peterson Exhibition
October 13 – 31, 2018

New Artists-in-Residence Exhibition
September 8 – 30, 2018

Studio Members Show
August 11 – 31, 2018

Tucker Claxton
July 14 – 31, 2018

Colby Charpentier
July 14 – 31, 2018

Vitae Telam, Vitae Terra
Amanda Bury
June 9 – 30, 2018

There’s No Place Like Home
Tommy Frank and Chandra Debuse
April 7th, 2018 – May, 2018

Peter Pincus exhibit

Florida Heat Surface Presenters Exhibition
Feb 10th, 2018 – March 2018

Filling Space
Tucker Claxton and Emmett Freeman
Feb 10th,2018 – March 2018

Spectra A Survey of American Contemporary Wood Fired Ceramics
Dec 9th, 2017 – Jan 2018

Artist in Residence 2017-2018

Morean Center for Clay Exhibition Archive