Event: Saturday December 14 from noon to 5pm
Gateway Arts District’s Flux Studios in Mount Rainier will be hosting its First Annual Cup Show, . The focus of the exhibit & sale is on the variety of ways artists explore the cup, in functional, sculptural, traditional and non-traditional forms.
A cup show – amongst ceramic enthusiasts – is popular as a cup is often the most personal and the most used of handmade pots. Cups are communal yet individual, for everyday use or special occasion, utilitarian and/or sculptural, formal and/or conceptual, and can stand on their own or be members of larger sets.
To the potter, it can be a sketch for a more complex idea. In terms of sales it serves as financial bread and butter for many ceramic artists. It is the most common yet can also be complex.
Said Flux Studio founder Novie Trump: “A cup can be intensely personal; it’s something that one will interact with every day – the piece comes truly alive in the user’s hand”.
Works on exhibit/for sale by:
- Mary Cloonan
- Brett Freund
- Debra Fritts
- Yoshi Fujii
- Bianka Groves
- Jeff Herrity
- Bryan Hopkins
- Matt Hyleck
- Elizabeth Kendall
- Tamara Laird
- Laurel Lukaszewski
- Alfredo Ratinoff
- Novie Trump
Flux Studio’s First Annual Cup Show
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 – Noon to 5pm
3708 Wells Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712