Flux Studios Hosts Its First Annual Cups Show

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Brett Freund










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.

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Bianka Groves

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.

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Debra Fritts

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.

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Brett Freund

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

Michael Janis
Authored by: Michael Janis

Michael Janis developed a focus on glass after working for twenty years as an architect in the United States and Australia. Now as Co-Director of the Washington Glass School, Janis has taught at the UK’s National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, Penland School of Crafts, California’s Bay Area Glass Institute, Cleveland Institute of Art, and The Glass Furnace (Istanbul, Turkey). Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2012, he became an Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG) at the University of Sunderland. Janis’ artwork has been shown at major galleries and international art fairs and is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2011, Janis had a solo exhibition of his artwork at the Fuller Craft Museum (Massachusetts), and was named a “Rising Star” by the Creative Glass Center of America. The James Renwick Alliance named him "Distinguished Artist 2013/2014 and had him present his work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Janis was awarded the prestigious Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2016. Janis is also editor the Washington Glass School blog.