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Jenni Sorkin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226303116

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.001.0001

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Ceramics

Ceramics

The Medium and Its Discontents

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Jenni Sorkin

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DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.003.0002

This chapter explores the unique social conditions of the ceramics field as it professionalized during the twentieth century through exhibition and collecting practices. Key exhibitions examined including the Ceramic National Exhibition, from 1932 until 1972; A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978, and New Works in Clay (1978-1982) series, all held at the premiere venue for ceramics in the United States, the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York. However, ceramics was also uniquely positioned as a socially-engaged art form: the golden era of its artistic development and display occurred in tandem to important therapeutic endeavors pioneered by its women artists, explored in detail.

Keywords:   pottery, ceramic sculpture, Ceramic National Exhibition, Syracuse, New York, Garth Clark, therapeutic craft

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