Function, Fire and Fun

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Thursday April 02, 2015

April’s featured exhibit at the Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center, Function, Fire and Fun, includes work from both the teachers and the students of the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Pottery Co-op. Four South Burlington residents have their artwork featured as part of the exhibit; Meredith Mann and Christina Silva are teachers at the UVM Pottery Co-op and Katy Pensak and Jessica Louisos are advanced students. The Frog Hollow exhibit demonstrates their creative styles, talent, and the effective teaching methods each individual brings to the UVM Pottery Co-op, as well as the skills of their students.

The UVM Pottery Co-op has provided a creative space for students and community members to learn both wheel and hand building skills for 42 years. The welcoming atmosphere provides a creative space where all of the teachers are volunteers with a variety of teaching skills and personal styles. Their dedication, together with the great diversity of clay backgrounds, is the backbone of the Co-op, and each one’s passion for the studio is exemplified in their students, classes and personal work.

Frog Hollow, a nonprofit organization, opened its doors in 1971 as the first state recognized Craft Center in the nation. Their goal, to promote original works of lasting beauty and impeccable quality by providing a place for artists who reside in Vermont’s communities to exhibit and sell their work, is achieved through the generosity of the artisan community, sales of artisan creations and private donations. Frog Hollow’s gallery in Burlington features the work of over 200-juried Vermont artisans.

Function, Fire and Fun at the Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center, 85 Church Street, Burlington. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit