Press Release

Small Treasures

Tom Bartel, Ruth Borgenicht, Teresa Brooks, Josephine Burr, Andrew Casto, Sam Chung, Erin Furimsky, Eric Knoche, Yih-Wen Kuo, Beth Lo, Joanna Powell, Nathan Prouty, Ralph Scala, Fred Spaulding, Ryan Takaba

December 9, 2016 - January 28, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, December 9, 5:00 - 7:00 pm


Santa Fe Clay is bringing together renowned ceramic artists from across the country in this group exhibition showcasing beautiful small-scaled treasures. Each artist was specifically invited because of his or her skill at creating engaging objects on the often-challenging smaller scale. This exhibition will showcase both functional and sculptural artworks. Below is a short selection of a few of the participating artists.

Nathan Prouty’s sculpture is intimate yet engrossing. The viewer can’t help but be drawn in close to these dazzling miniatures. Prouty likens his objects to punch-lines delivered too early. He uses humor to linger in the dangerous territory of social introspection. Prouty is currently an Assistant Professor of Ceramics & Sculpture at Eastern Oregon University.

Beth Lo’s ceramics are playfully laced with meaningful and very personal imagery. Her balance of form and illustration is masterful. Lo draws heavily upon her childhood for inspiration in her work. She grew up in Lafayette, Indiana the daughter of Chinese immigrant parents. Lo examines issues of childhood, Asian culture and family.

Ryan Takaba’s Mums and Water series combines living flowers, water and ceramic sculpture to create a truly organic intertwined wall installation. Takaba is interested in the aspects of daily ritual, specifically that of the relationship of the flower to the vase. Takaba’s wall vases hold water that must be replenished regularly. Stems connect each vessel and transfer the water between them. 

Contact: Marty Two Bulls, (505)-984-1122,

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