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Noted ceramic artist exhibits functional tableware

Thursday, October 10, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—An exhibit of functional porcelain ceramic works will be on display Oct. 25 through Nov. 17 in the Whitaker Gallery at Hood College.

An opening reception will be held Oct. 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with a lecture "Historical Inspirations," at 6:30 p.m., also in the Whitaker Gallery, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bound Volumes, by noted ceramic artist Margaret Bohls, will feature a selection of her functional tableware—pieces that are richly adorned with diagonal grid-like surface textures and floral details; slab-built, black-and-white ware with simple lines and smooth textures; and pots on trays that are based on early to mid-20th century modernist tea and coffee sets from Europe.

Bohls teaches ceramics at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She has lectured at universities across the U.S. and has taught hands-on workshops at art centers such as Greenwich House Pottery in New York; Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado; and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Bohls' work has been shown in more than 100 group and solo exhibitions and is included in the permanent collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the American Museum of Ceramic Art and in the Sonny and Gloria Kamm Teapot Foundation Collection. She has written articles for the Journal of the National Council for Education on Ceramic Arts and Pottery Making Illustrated, and her ceramic work has been featured in periodicals such as Ceramics Monthly and Studio Potter Magazine.

Bohls earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989 and a master of fine arts from Louisiana State University in 1995.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Bohls will conduct a ceramic workshop, Form and Volume: Handbuilding with Porcelain,Oct. 25-27. For more information and to register, visit www.hood.edu/ceramics.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Adam Farcus, gallery director, at farcus@hood.edu.