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Drink This! The Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 to Sunday, February 10, 2013
Building W-8

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 6-8pm

From the elegant, formal tumbler to the rough, wood fired yunomi, an exhibition of 70 works offers a delightful taste of the many ways contemporary artists interpret the cup in Drink This! The Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show.

Juried by internationally recognized ceramic artist and professor Linda Arbuckle, the show presents lively and unusual approaches to the ceramic drinking vessel.  The 70 works from 67 artists represented here were selected from a pool of over 400 entries from five countries.   “The works were diverse, energetic, and personally felt,” Arbuckle said.  “I admire all artists who take on the challenges of the cup, and appreciate the ways they create moments of reflection at the ends of our fingers.”

Drink This! is on exhibit January 9 through February 10, 2013 in Building W-8.  Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays,  11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Sundays.  Admission is free.  For more information, call (703)584-2982 or www.workhouseceramics.org.


Juror - Linda Arbuckle

Linda Arbuckle is a professor of Ceramics at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She is recognized as one of the preeminent makers of contemporary majolica ware, and has exhibited and lectured around the world.

Ms. Arbuckle is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland, and in 2011 received the Honors Award for Service to the Field by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Among her many recognitions is the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship.

She currently serves as an advisory Board Member for the magazines Ceramics Art and Perception and Ceramics Monthly.

In 2013, she will be a resident at The Archie Bray Foundation, and teach workshops in Burnaby, B.C., Canada, and Curaumilla, Chile.

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