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A masterful collection of unique gifts and art pieces available for purchase.

Rick Berman

hannah Cole - Monday, March 28, 2011
Rick Berman has been a potter for forty three years. He earned his MFA in Ceramics from the Universtiy of Georgia in 1973 and served as founder and director of the ceramics program at Callanwolde Art Center in Atlanta from 1973-1980. After a nine month Artist in Residency with the South Carolina Arts Commission he and his wife Jennifer opened Berman Gallery (1981-1997) featuring some of the worlds most celebrated artists including Andy Warhol, Andres Serrano, Robert Motherwell, Howard Finster, Peter Voulkos, and Living National Treasure Tatsuzo Shimaoka.

Rick has taught at numerous schools including Penland, Arrowmont, John C. Campbell Folk Scool, The Hambidge Center, Brookfield Craft Center, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, North Georgia College, West Georgia College, The Everson Museum, The Universtiy of Hawaii, Emory Universtiy, The Arusha School in Tanzania, Africa, the Pune Ceramics Center in Poona, India, and The University of Kentucky to name a few.

Rick has also served as curator and juror for numerous exhibitions and has authored two books, Teapots and Rick Berman Clayworker, and written articles for Ceramics Monthly, Art Papers, Claytimes, and Studio Potter which include interviews with Peter Voulkos, Paul Soldner, Jack Earl, Seth Cardew, Don Reitz, Lauren Gallaspy, Simon Levin, Andy Nasisse, and Ron Meyers. His work has appeared on the covers of Ceramics Monthly and Claytimes and in more than a hundred one man, group, and invitational exhibitions.

His work can be found in a variety of collections including those of The High Museum, The Harriet Tubman Museum, Andres Serrano, Peter Voulkos, The Chicago Art Institute, The Takasaeo Research Institute in Tokoyo, Xu Xing Thao in Suzhou, China, the Mehera Irani Estate in Meherazad, India, Congressman John Lewis, Jane Fonda, and Yo Yo Ma to name a few.

Rick is presently experimenting with the unique salt and charcoal method of firing he calls Salku and often leads workshops on this technique as well as Raku, Kiln Building, Teapots and all types of wheel work. From 1997 to present Rick has taught ceramics in the Upper School at Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Barry Gregg

hannah Cole - Sunday, March 27, 2011
These delightful clay totem sculptures created by artist Barry Gregg liven up a home mantle or garden space.

Attend the Barry Gregg's Workshop and build your own Totem Sculpture

This 2 day handbuilding clay workshop will concentrate on garden totem construction. Topics will include “Finding Your Inspiration” to create and personalize your work.

CICK HERE to learn more.

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