Saturday, October 21, 2006

-Mary Roehm

Mary Roehm is a ceramic artist, professor, and Director of the Ceramics Professional Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs, State University of New York at New Paltz, New York.  Mary is known for her gravity-defying, paper-thin, wheel-thrown, wood fired porcelains.  Her design and technical skills, as well as the subtlety and beauty of her work, have led to residencies, exhibitions, and travels internationally.  Her work is in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum as well as many other distinguished public collections.

Related Lecture/ Slide Show: Mary Roehm will discuss the extraordinary design of her elegant wood fired vessels on Sunday, October 29th, at 3:00 pm in the Grand Salon of the Renwick Gallery.
In this workshop, Mary will combine a morning demonstration of her technique, ideas, and concerns about preparing and handling the material, with an afternoon interactive discussion with participants. Those who work in clay may bring their own work, and collectors may bring the work of others for discussion and critique. Participants who wish to will be able to work on the potter’s wheel and talk about their own technique. The workshop will be held at Margaret Boozer’s Red Dirt Studio.

Workshop Participants:  For those who wish to participate in the hands-on portion, please bring clay, throwing tools, a couple of soft bristled (haki) brushes and a stick about 30" to 36" long. Instructions for and directions to the workshop will be sent out approximately one week before the workshop.

For more details and to register, contact the Renwick Gallery at (301) 907-3888 or

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