Opening Reception: October 5, 2018
Making a Difference: Social and Political Activism in Clay will bring together a wide range of artists working in clay who directly address current events through their projects. At this moment of political uncertainty and a seeming turn of popular opinion toward negativity, fear, and isolation, we want The Clay Studio to counter these notions using our curatorial platform by amplifying the voices of diverse artists. Having a publication to document this exhibition will be especially powerful at this moment with the support of CraftNOW Philadelphia. CraftNOW’s Programming Committee, consisting of curators and makers representing over a dozen other exhibiting institutions, has adopted Making a Difference as the theme for the city-wide initiative in Fall 2018. Through collective marketing and exposure, The Clay Studio will have the opportunity to share the Making a Difference narrative beyond our familiar audience.