American Clay Artists: Philadelphia '83

Jun 12th - Jul 8th, 1983

"American Clay Artists: Philadelphia ’83" was exhibited throughout Old City, an area in Philadelphia where The Clay Studio was founded, and provided a creative connective link with its neighborhood galleries – Rosenfeld, Helen Drutt and Marian Locks East. This exhibition also provided a way for the public to examine the ceramic movement from its classical, Anglo-Japanese traditions to its more recent entrance into mainstream art. As Helen Drutt wrote in the foreword to the catalog: “American Clay Artist: Philadelphia ’83 reinforces the notion that the categories established in art three centuries ago have been dissolved for a myriad of reasons and that the artist working in clay is a dominant force in the art of today.”