Terra Madre to exhibit at Blount Mansion
KNOXVILLE -- Terra Madre, a local group of women clay artists, will have their upcoming exhibition, "Flora and Fauna," at Blount Mansion April 13-28.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be Friday, April 13 from 5-7pm. This exhibit will feature the handmade pottery and clay work of over 20 members of the group. Terra Madre is an eclectic group of female clay artists with diverse approaches to clay. Functional, sculptural, traditional, contemporary and whimsical works of clay art relating to the flora and fauna theme will be included in the exhibit and many of the pieces will be available for purchase.
"Even though Terra Madre is a contemporary group of potters and clay artists, we are all highly influenced by and feel lucky to have such a rich heritage of clay traditions in East Tennessee," stated Terra Madre potter Judy Brater.
The exhibit by Terra Madre will be the first in a series of exhibitions at Blount Mansion showcasing traditional East Tennessee crafts.
Terra Madre potters included in the Terra Madre "Flora and Fauna" exhibit at Blount Mansion include: Elaine Barnes, Gray Bearden, Judy Brater, Karen Briggs, Pat Brown, Jane Cartwright, June Crowe, Susan Cwiek, Valerie Eiler, Candy Finley-Brooks, Anna Maria Gundlach, Janet Harper, Patricia Herzog, Liz Howell, Becky Ibrahim, Lisa Kurtz, Karyn Kyte, Janice Lewis, Patty Lewis, Wendie Love, Jackie Mirzadeh, Bett McLean, Cheri Pollack, Marion Schlauch, Linda Sullivan, Kathy Veverka and Belinda Woodiel-Brill.
Blount Mansion is located at 200 West Hill Avenue in downtown Knoxville. Regular hours for the mansion are: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Published March 26, 2012