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June 5-20: Student showcases ceramic artwork

FREDERICK, Md.—An art show at Hood College will display the work of a graduate student June 5-20 in the Whitaker Campus Center Gallery.

“Cause and Effect” is an exhibition of Joseph Delphia’s functional wood fired ceramic vessels showcasing the cause-and-effect relationships achieved through the controlled firing of a small wood kiln. Relying on the patterns created by flame and ash traveling through the kiln, he strategically places pots in an attempt to control the fire and the effect it will leave on each pot; through this process, each piece receives a unique surface and plays a role in the resulting surface on the pieces placed around it.

Delphia teaches at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh and is pursuing a master of fine arts degree in ceramic arts at Hood College. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art and bachelor of science degree in art education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Delphia maintains a studio at his home in Pittsburgh and is part of the Cooperative Clay Studio at the Union Project, a nonprofit arts and community organization.

The gallery will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a reception June 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. with Delphia’s gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Lisa York, assistant professor of art and curator of the Whitaker Gallery, at