Symposium & Blog Launch

Our blog launch is just in time for our Traces symposium. Although registration for the symposium is now closed, we welcome you to join us Thursday, March 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. for the Traces: Mapping A Journey in Textiles, reception. Traces artists and curator Barbara Lee Smith will be on hand to answer … Continue reading

Jacob, 1995

Meet Jacob. When I first glanced at his photograph, I saw a simple black and white of a young boy gazing at the camera. The half-smoked cigarette dangling naturally from the child’s mouth called for a second look. Why was this young child smoking? This is Jacob Neugent, of the Neugents from Madison, NC. The … Continue reading

Taking A Closer Look

Whether he’s singing, talking or surprised, the face of this jug is an easy one to love. With a transparent lead glaze, this Billy Ray Hussey piece would be an endearing and comical addition to any collection. Hussey, who grew up around pottery is no stranger to facial jug-ware. In the 1970s and 1980s he … Continue reading

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