Clay as Care

The Intersection of Health and Ceramic Art

Oct 9th - Dec 31st, 2025

The relationship between ceramic art and health is examined through an exhibition, scientific research, a publication, and public programs. The project considers ways in which care manifests in ceramic art and how viewing art and working with clay can promote personal and communal health. The exhibition features artists whose practices address healing, rest, and resilience, including Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Pew Fellow Adebunmi Gbadebo, and Ehren Tool.

Co-Curators Jennifer Zwilling and Nicole Pollard will work closely with The Clay Studio Exhibition Council, partners in the health research field, and the three lead artists to create an exhibition and space that reflects the values of care that we see as inherent in the act of making art with clay. 

Clay as Care is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.