COLLECTORS 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. Macon Arts Alliance presents the nine-day public event scheduled for April 5-14 in Macon’s beautifully renovated Central City Park in the historic Round Building featuring 60 jury-selected potters from Georgia and the Southeast. Take a spin at creating your own custom piece of art in a Wheel-Turning Workshop or sip and sculpt your hand-crafted piece during a Corks and Clay class.
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
Fired Works is a program of Macon Arts Alliance (MAA) and is supported by numerous sponsors and community partners. The proceeds from Fired Works benefit the participating artists, stimulate the local economy and help fund important programs of MAA including the Macon Arts Roundtable, Mill Hill East Macon Art Village, Macon Arts Gallery and macon365.com’s community calendar. Get your tickets at maconartsalliance.org to have a great time while supporting vital community arts initiatives.