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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON-AUGUST 9, 2017)

Academy Art Museum 2017 Fall Craft ShowFired Up” Showcases Ceramics

The Academy Art Museum celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Academy Craft Show and highlights the medium of ceramics on October 20-22, 2017. The show, “Fired Up,” will feature an exhibition of the works of renowned ceramics artist Bennett Bean, who is also the Visionary Artist and Honorary Chair of the 2017 Show.  Regional artist Brett Thomas with his Mobile Raku Unit will present a weekend-long live demonstration of Raku-fired pottery. In addition, three featured ceramics artists have been chosen to be honored:  Robert Hessler, 2015 Best of Show winner; Lynn Latta, a unique jeweler with modern organic porcelain creations; and the Academy Art Museums own ceramics instructor and studio potter, Paul Aspell.  Several of the juried exhibitors will also focus on ceramic artworks.

Over 60 outstanding artists from across the United States will be presented. Their for-sale collections encompass all craft medias; basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, sculpture, and wood. There will be something for everyone from well-priced handmade treasures to expensive one-of-kind pieces of art.  It’s an opportunity for attendees to meet and talk to over 60 artists and for attendees to become collectors of fine craftsmanship. The Craft Show is one of the major fundraisers for the Museum and an easy way to support its many community-based programs for all ages. For more information about this event, visit academycraftshow.com or call 410-822-2787.

The Academy Art Museum will celebrate and highlight the medium of ceramics at its 20th Annual Craft Show, “Fired Up” on October 20-22, 2017 in Easton, Maryland, featuring the magnificent works of renowned ceramics artist, Bennett Bean.

Scott Causey’s sculptures are large vibrantly colored ceramic animals and vessels. They have been sculpted and in clay, then bisque fired.

Artist David Bacharach’s new work has been inspired by two interests; wind powered kinetic sculpture and the architectural beauty inherent in insects, birds and plants.