Clay?VI at Kirkland Arts Center / by Jacob Foran

"The Death by Drowning of a Once Laughing Boy."  Jacob Foran. 2015. Ceramic, glaze. 

"The Death by Drowning of a Once Laughing Boy."  Jacob Foran. 2015. Ceramic, glaze. 

"Clay? VI is the sixth installment of Kirkland Arts Center’s biennial exhibition that features mind-bending ceramic art from 19 artists across 9 states. This exhibit series showcases the versatility and unpredictability of clay, a medium that humans have been manipulating for over 16,000 years. This year’s installment drew submissions from 17 states in the US and 2 foreign countries in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures.

The jury for Clay? VI is comprised of three University of Washington Professors: Jamie Walker, Doug Jeck, and Michael Swaine. Walker and Jeck have been on the jury for Clay? since its beginnings in 2006. Swaine joins this year to replace Akio Takamori, who recently retired from UW. Walker is the Director of the School of Art + Art History + Design at UW and Jeck is the Chair of the 3D4M (shorthand for “3-dimensional forum”) program, for which all three professors teach." See more at: http://kirklandartscenter.org/eo/events/clay-vi/

Selected Artists