Renowned local potter Kevin Crowe is exhibiting his work at Sweet Briar College this fall. “Kevin Crowe: Feeding Fire” will open on Thursday, Sept. 20 in Babcock Gallery with a reception and talk by the artist at 5 p.m.
“The exhibitions featured in Babcock Gallery typically focus on established artists who are actively producing new work, so that Sweet Briar students can see current works coming right out of an artist’s studio,” said Sweet Briar galleries director, Karol Lawson.
“Crowe’s stoneware will offer ceramics students working with Professor Joe Monk some fascinating examples to study.”
Crowe is the founder of Tye River Pottery in Nelson County and has been creating wood-fired stoneware and porcelain pottery for 30 years. He is internationally known for “sophisticated, contemporary pieces using ancient techniques,” according to Lawson. His work has been shown in galleries across the country, and he has shared his expertise in throwing pots and designing and constructing wood-fired kilns in numerous articles, lectures and workshops. For more information, visit kevincrowepottery.com.
The exhibition runs until Dec. 9. Babcock Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Karol Lawson at email@example.com or (434) 381-6248. The gallery closes when the College is not in session; it is recommended that visitors call ahead to confirm hours.