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Sept. 6: Whitaker Gallery hosts internationally celebrated ceramic artist

Thursday, September 6, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—An exhibit of wood-fired pottery by an internationally recognized artist will be on display Sept. 20 through Oct. 30 in the Whitaker Gallery at Hood College.

A reception and artist talk will be Sept. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery.

Jack Troy, ceramic artist, teacher and writer, has been creating salt-glazed ceramics and wood-fired stoneware and porcelain ware since 1962. His work has been exhibited widely, and is in numerous public and private collections.

The exhibit is in conjunction with Troy’s workshop, Unrounding, offered at the College Sept. 21-23. The workshop will explore how thrown objects can take on new and unfamiliar identities as they are being made, and by off-the-wheel manipulation.

Troy taught at Juniata College in Pennsylvania for 39 years, initially directing the freshman composition program and teaching American literature and writing. He has taught nearly 200 ceramic workshops in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain. He has published more than 60 articles in ceramics journals and is the author of two ceramics books and a book of poetry.

For information on enrolling in the workshop, contact Brad Birkhimer, interim director of ceramic arts, at; or Karen Taylor at; or call (301) 696-3456.

For information on the exhibit, contact Ryan Browning, curator, at