February/March 2009

February/March 2009

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Basket of Light

Ed Carpenter's glass and steel Vessel entwined with vegetation embodies the optimism of the institution that commissioned it. Suzanne Beal sheds light on the project.


Birth of a Legend

Like Tupac and Biggie, artist Peter Voulkos continues to impress even after death as this arresting survey deftly shows.


Down East in Chelsea

Nancy Margolis brings a love of clay and savvy as a gallerist, both honed in Maine, to her Chelsea showplace for international ceramics and other art.



On the River through the Valley of Fire: The Collaborative Ceramics of Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman


Kitchen Table Politics

A spirited project galvanized potters and clay enthusiasts and may have contributed to electing a president. Sarah Archer takes us inside the Obamaware Project and places its campaign in the historical context of politically charged ceramics.

Sweet Relief

The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, discovers a Renaissance treasure in storage; Marc Kristal follows a curator/sleuth on the trail of authentication.


The Big Blur

In London, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, Andrew Wagner finds a little of this and a little of that-but what does it mean?