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March 20: Exhibit showcases wood-fired tea bowls

Thursday, March 20, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—An exhibit of wood-fired tea bowls used in Japanese tea ceremonies will be on display April 4-18 in the Whitaker Campus Center Gallery at Hood College.

An artist talk will be April 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the gallery, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kristin Müller, who is pursuing a master of fine art in ceramic arts, is an accomplished ceramic artist and teacher. Her thesis exhibit and talk focus on the Hikidashi technique, whereby the pottery is removed from the kiln before the firing process is complete and then quickly cooled to create specific effects.

Müller is the executive director of Peters Valley School of Craft in New Jersey. Prior to her tenure there she taught ceramics at Southern Connecticut State University and was the education director, ceramics studio instructor and manager for Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut.

She is the author of The Potter’s Studio Handbook: A Guide to Hand Built and Wheel-Thrown Ceramics and co-author of The Potter’s Complete Studio Handbook: The Essential Start-to-Finish Guide for Ceramic Artists.

Müller, who earned a bachelor of science degree in studio arts from Southern Connecticut State University and a certificate in ceramic arts from Hood, has been a practicing ceramic artist for more than 25 years. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and maintains a studio in Dingmans Ferry, Pa.

For more information about this and other Hodson Gallery exhibits, contact Adam Farcus, gallery curator, at