Category: Featured Potters (Page 1 of 6)

Peggy Clarke

The work of Peggy Clarke is on display and for sale in the gallery through November 27th.


In the Gallery

The following studio potters are currently showing their work in the La Mano gallery: Alan Chao, Alex Salzberg, Betsy Day, Bob Pesce, Cayden Belzig, Dan Halm, Danny Kaplan, Dave Hollingsworth, David Moldover, Diane Waller, Helane Bronfeld, Janet Pytlik, Julie Hadley, Julie Hirschfeld, Karen Eigo, Laurie Ross, Liqiao Cai, Marge Lurie, Marvin Ross, Marysia Schultz Melissa Green, Nicole Donnelly, Nicole Rose, Peggy Clarke, Raffaela Vergata, Susan Baker, Tae Kim, Tantika Tivorat, Teo Ferrucci, Tessie Nam, and Yin Fan Huang.

Out of the Earth: Pit Fired Ceramics

peggypitfire-01For the month of November 2016, the La Mano gallery is featuring recent work of ceramic artist Peggy Clarke.

This unique collection highlights a process that is rarely seen in New York City—work that has been placed directly into a large pit in the earth, covered with organic and combustible materials and then fired for several hours. With flames rising as high as 6 feet from the ground, all pieces are surrounded by the hot fire. A cover is slowly lowered over the fire, creating an atmosphere of reduced oxygen during which the organic material creates lasting impressions on the pottery.

Nitrogen, potassium and sodium—from unusual sources like dried banana peels, avocado shells, coffee grounds, and seaweed—leave unpredictable and distinct imprints on the work. These natural chemicals are strategically layered with the wood throughout the pit and leave beautiful patterns of color and a soft sheen on the work.

Please stop by and have a look at the results of this creative process. All work on display in the gallery is available for sale.

peggypitfire-02Concerned about the environment and other critical issues that are at risk given the recent election, the artist will donate one half of all purchases from this show to the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. This organization has been at the forefront of the environmental movement as a champion of the Hudson River, working to pass landmark legislation like the Clean Water Act, and providing innovative educational programs and environmental advocacy.

Function to Fantasy

functionfantasy-final-webWork by DV Hirsch, Ivan Samuels, and David Hollingsworth will be on view in the gallery from July 8–August 15.

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 15, 5:30–8:00


Art in Clay by Diane Hardy Waller

Art in Clay by Diane Hardy WallerRecent work by Diane Hardy Waller will be on view in our gallery April 6–May 5.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 7, 5:30–8:00

Faculty Show

FacultyShow2016-03-04Work by La Mano’s esteemed faculty will be on display in the gallery during the month of March.

Opening Reception:
Friday, March 4, 5:30–8:30

Peggy Clarke

12195124_10153716240884839_5920684967585171550_oPeggy Clarke’s work is on display and for sale in the gallery throughout the month of November.

Summer Gallery 2

LeadImageStop by the gallery to see work by the following studio potters:

Susan Baker
Peggy Clarke
Alicia Cruz
Paula Freitas
Melissa Green
Julie Hadley
Jeffrey Loura
David Moldover
Stacey Pearson
Kristen Schrijver
Barbara Stone
Diane Waller

Summer Gallery

MariteAcosta-OliveGroupSquareJune 15–July 27
Our gallery will feature work by La Mano studio potters:

Marite Acosta
Helane Bronfeld
Robert Campos
Peggy Clarke
Rose Frankel
Julie Hadley
Dan Halm
Marge Lurie
Jesse Pape
Bob Pesce
Diane Waller

Teapot Party & Show

Teapots2015-05May 15th–June 15th
Celebrate the art of teapots! These one-of-a-kind beauties were all made by our current students and studio potters (and yes, they’re for sale!)

Opening reception:
Friday, May 15th from 5:30–8pm

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