Category Archives: Ceramic Art

Ceramic Evolution from Toilet and Tea Cup

From the 19th to the early 20th century, Trenton was one of two major pottery centers in the U.S. (the other being in East Liverpool, Ohio). Its products were shipped all over the country and at its zenith, in the … Continue reading

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Pioneer in Paper

Great artists have a history of flourishing in groups: Think Paris in the 1920s, or New York’s Algonquin Round Table. Princeton, too, has had its share of artist collectives. In the 1960s, a group of women formed an art circle … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design

An economic downturn disrupted the American marketplace, and unemployment reached double digits. Urban dwellers retreated to the country, embracing a simple and moral work ethic, and sought a path to a better life by working on farms and making things … Continue reading

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Essential Life

The scene is quintessential New Jersey: Criss-crossing ribbons of highway, graffiti-enhanced concrete pillars, coils of barbed wire atop a brick building in the distance, pizza boxes spilling out of metal barrels and bears roaming wild. Eating the pizza, in fact … Continue reading

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Going to the Country

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for those who love arts and craft shows. One of the best in the region is the Covered Bridge Artisans Studio Tour Nov. 25 through 27. Just getting there is half the … Continue reading

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Interior Design

Art venues sprout up in the unlikeliest of venues. In some instances, office buildings offer art galleries in their lobbies in order to help bring arts-and-culturally minded types into their midst. Alternatively, guerrilla artists may present artwork in a public … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year: II

CRUISING around Philadelphia’s City Hall at street level, you might not see him at first. Take a look up at the top, and there stands William Penn. The 37-foot, 27-ton bronze rendering of the Quaker who founded the Keystone State … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year

THE air is getting raw, the days are growing shorter and even the autumnal glow is starting to fade… but there’s still more to look forward to this season. The Covered Bridge Artisans will be holding its annual studio tour … Continue reading

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Translating Nature

At last! Someone has finally found a use for knitting, that entanglement of yarn often used to create ill-fitting sweaters. Multimedia artist Joy Kreves uses knitting to create components for her wall-size installations — her fibrous masses look like a … Continue reading

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Everything Falls into Place

Every two years, the Rush Holt campaign commissions a local artist to design a fine art print, which becomes a poster for the campaign. This year’s print depicts original tile artwork of artist Katherine Hackl of Lambertville. Her magnificent tiles … Continue reading

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