When clay meets its muse : Form and Function offers argument for softening border control between ceramic, fine art

While it doesnt happen often enough yet to be an unofficial movement, the often-stereotyped world of ceramic art and high art gallery culture have been meeting often enough in Santa Barbara in recent years to validate the idea that its getting to be a habit. Border control between those cultural factions is softening, and ceramic art is having at least some forum in fine art, as evidenced by last years Fresh Clay show at Santa Barbara City College. More to the point, the Ceramics: Form and Function show, now at Westmont Colleges Reynolds Gallery, is the third such invitational group show here over the past few years. The show is culled from around the nation and beyond by someone who understands the importance and potential of the medium, gifted Westmont graduate Chris Rupp. more

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