It’s time to shine the light on Pottery Northwest’s Permanent Collection! We have many interesting pieces that various Directors have acquired over the last 51 years. For this exhibition, we asked former resident Amy Simons and current resident Chase Lilleholm to explore this collection and curate a show.
The result is a survey of artists who have, in one way or another, influenced Pottery Northwest through the last 51 years — including a selection of bisque-ware from artists such as Matt Kelleher, Julia Galloway, and Betty Woodman.
About the curators:
Amy Simons was born in Ohio, raised in Minnesota, and currently lives in Washington state. She hopes to visit all fifty states before the age of thirty, with only three years and seven states left to go. She graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with a B.F.A. in ceramics and a B.S. in geology.
Her passion for art is matched by her love of science, and the two constantly inform and inspire one another. Geology and ceramics intersect in her research. Together her two passions speak of how materials combine and why their union is significant.
Chase Lilleholm gained an interest in clay his junior year of high school and has been working with clay for over 10 years. In 2012, he earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota with an emphasis in ceramics. He currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington.