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May 6: Gallery exhibits feature two students in graduate ceramic arts program

Friday, May 6, 2011

FREDERICK, Md.—Two ceramic art exhibitions—one that explores the relationship between an object and its creative process and the other the manner in which forms relate to one another—will be displayed in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center at Hood College May 20 through June 6.

A reception for both exhibits will be May 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gallery, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Momentarily,” showcasing the work of Brooke Schoolfield, is a series of undulating clay sculptures that represents the transitory nature of art. In much of Schoolfield’s work, the clay is intentionally left in as natural a state as possible, devoid of glaze or stain and kiln-fired at very low temperatures or not at all, allowing the pieces to disintegrate when exposed to the elements of nature.

Schoolfield’s exhibit marks the completion of her certificate in ceramic arts; she plans to pursue a master’s degree in ceramic arts.

“Sustained” features the sculptures, wall hangings, tiles and large floor vases of Jessica Craver. For her, the curved lines, sharp points and abrupt changes in direction symbolize the many paths people take as they navigate through life.

Craver earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Hood, where she is also pursuing a graduate certificate in ceramic arts.

For more information about the exhibits, contact Milana Braslavsky, curator of the Hodson Gallery, at (301) 696-3521 or by e-mail at