Out and About – Renwick Gallery 50th Anniversary Show Part 1: Ceramic Houseware
by Elizabeth Eby
Posted July12, 2022
The current 50th Anniversary Show at the Renwick gallery is fabulous. It is just impossible for me to choose one favorite object so I decided to write about objects I like that I can relate to one another and tell you the stories and makers behind them. The Renwick is at 17th and Pennsylvania, Ave NW.
Pots, pots, pots.
This group of three ceramic pots tells a story about modernizing traditional craft. Each of them takes a traditional pottery form and makes it unique to the person who made it. Work that shows the artist’s handprint is one part of the definition of the modern craft movement. This isn’t anything new, but the pride it shows to claim imperfection in fine art is radical.
2 responses to “Out and About – Renwick Gallery 50th Anniversary Show Part 1: Ceramic Houseware”
Wow, the Eight Bean Stew looks delicious. Let’s eat!
I visited the Renwick last weekend and plan to return soon; one viewing is just not sufficient to take in this amazing exhibit! The Renwick is absolutely my favorite Smithsonian venue.