The Weave Shed Gallery

The Weave Shed Gallery

The Hambidge Center has a long history of presenting outstanding pottery and ceramics. In the last few years, the Weave Shed Gallery has expanded its focus to include sculpture, fiber arts, painting, works on paper, and other interesting artworks from both Hambidge Fellows and outstanding talents from across the region.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm, or by appointment.
Closed on holidays.
Gallery phone: 706-746-5718

CURRENT SHOW:





MailBox:
a correspondence exhibit
to celebrate 80 years of Hambidge

July 26 – September 13, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 26, 4-6pm

Inspired by the Fluxus movement, mail art is collaboration in small scale, sent through the post; it's about communication, exchange, community and fun. In celebration of the Hambidge Center's 80th anniversary, Hambidge Fellows (writers, dancers, and musicians, as well as visual artists) were invited to creatively alter a card and send it back to us. Each piece is offered for sale at $80. Curated by Hambidge Fellow Didi Dunphy, this is a show of inventive and joyful artwork.

Artists:
Linda Armstrong, Meg Aubrey, Sheri Bancroft, Sophie Barbasch, Laura Bell, Martha Bishop, Judy Blue Anderson, Bruce Bobick, Barb Bondy, Norma Bradley, Heather Brammeier, William Buchanan, Jon Ciliberto, Susan Cipcic, Simone Clunie, Sebastian Collett, Michelle Corvette, Angeles Cossio, Jaynie Crimmins, Joan Wadleigh Curran, Helen DeRamus, Terri Dilling, Barrett Feldman, Tom Ferguson, Columbia Fiero, Margaret Fletcher, Gail Foster, Laura Foster, Jonathan Frey, Deborah Friedman, Annette Gates, Alex Gingrow, Janet Goldner, Carla Golembe, Emily J. Gomez, Matt Haffner, Anna Hamer, Tom Haney, Kate W. Henderson, Vandorn Hinnant, Brian Hitselberger, Donna Horn, Tim Hunter, Delanie Jenkins, Paul Kayhart, Anna Kell, Susan Ker-Seymer, Kathryn A. King, Joyce Watkins King, Diana Kurz, Tracey Lane, Steve Lautermilch, Jack Lawing, Mark Leibert, Elizabeth Lide, Nicole Livieratos, Deedra Ludwig, Susan Maakestad, John Maggio, Margaret McCarthy, Mariana McDonald, Jordon McLeish, Corrina Sephora Mensoff, Donna Mintz, Katherine Mitchell, Alice E. Momm, Cindy Murray, Adrienne Outlaw, Margaret Patterson, Kris Pilcher, Amy Pirkle, Mary Pousner, Julie Püttgen, Brenda Rehrig, Billy Renkl, Chrys Riviere-Blalock, Pat Riviere-Seel, Mary Robinson, Pam Rogers, Ann Rowles, Junco Sato Pollack, Gerry Sattele, Tommye McClure Scanlin, Karin Schaller, Chrissy Scolaro, Janet Shapero, Joshua Sheridan, Jerry Siegel, Stephanie Smith, Sarah Spencer White, Bob Thomas, Heather Tosteson, Linda Trice, Lisa Tuttle, Marie Weaver, Christian Bradley West, Julie Wills, Judy Winograd, Susie Winton, Elise Witt, Valerie Witte


PREVIOUS SHOWS:


Spring 2014


Body Conscious

April 5 – June 14, 2014  EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 12! 

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 5, 5-7pm

Our bodies are our first means of expression; they communicate as no other medium can. When a visual artist features a figure in their work, we feel an echo of recognition in our own bodies, which can provide an unexpected immediacy with the artwork.

For this exhibition, we have chosen Hambidge Fellows whose works make use of the human figure in various ways and for various purposes. Exhibiting artists are Krista Grecco, Fahamu Pecou, Iman Person, Ann Rowles, and Richard Russell.

Above images: “I Wish,” hand built porcelain, 2013, by Krista Grecco; “Pull Out My Tie," collage on paper, 2013, by Richard Russell

Photos of the show:




Autumn 2013

 


2013 Invitational Show of Pottery & Handmade Objects

September 28 – November 23, 2013


The Hambidge Weave Shed Gallery is proud to present an outstanding selection of over 80 regional potters & makers of handmade objects in this year’s invitational. Ranging from practical to decorative, whimsical to sculptural, the show includes jewelry, textiles, glass, wooden sculpture and pottery of all kinds.

Artists:
Corinne Adams, Deborah Adornato, Susan Berkowitz, Rick Berman, Jorie Berman, Eileen Braun, Hugh Bridgeford, Bill Buckner, Lynne Burke, Tasha Channel, Keiko Coghlin, Boyce Covert, Cameron Covert, Julie Covington, Nathan Cox, Andrew Crawford, Crocker Pottery, Judy Cutchins, Glenn Dair, Isabell Daniel, Courtney Downing Cotrell, Tesa DuPre, Lynn Durant, Tom Egan, Catharine Ellis, Mark Errol, Lynn Felton, Bridget Fox, Marise Fransolino, Gwen Fryar, Jennifer Graf, Collin Gray, Nancy Green, Jay Hallinan, Matt Henderson, Julie Hilliard, Dietrich Hoecht, Petra Seulijn Hoecht, Judy Horton, Janis Hughes, Mark Issenberg, Roger Jamison, Chris Kelly, Will Langford, Beth Lawler, Chris Lewis, Andrew Massey, Patricia McCaffrey, Peter McIntosh, Tasha McKelray, Corrina Mensoff, Matthew Mitros, Randall Moody, David Morgan, Michael Murrell, Mary O'Malley, Steve Owens, Lainey Papageorge, Margaret Patterson, Allen Peterson, Kathy Phelps, Greg Prosser, Emily Reason, Brenda Rehrig, Seana Reilly, Adrina Richard, Charlie & Linda Riggs, John Roberts, Lora Rust, Frank Saggus, Jim Sandefur, Amy Sanders, Michael Schmidt, Joey Sheehan, DeWitt Smith, Vernon Smith, Stacey Stanhope, Joann Stecker, Jean Stewart, Connie Stockdale, Becky Strickland, Patrick Taylor, Sandra Trujillo, Betty Wassmer, Jim Whales, Priscilla Wilson, Alice Woodruff, Minsoo Yuh and more!

Above images left to right: Jorie Berman, Kathy Phelps, Julie Hilliard




Summer 2013

 


S
HINE ON


June 22 - September 14, 2013

Read the article in The Clayton Tribune!

The nighttime darkness of rural places – including Hambidge – is often startling for those unused to it. Darkness can be magical and fearsome. It can heighten your senses, cause you to be introspective, to face fears, and it can make you crave light. For this exhibition, we have chosen Hambidge Fellows whose works incorporate light and darkness. Exhibiting artists are Wendy DesChene & Jeff Schmuki, Rich Gere, and Michele Schuff. We are also featuring the work of several potters who make "shine" jugs (a rather different kind of light in the darkness), including Hugh Bridgeford, Colin Gray & Tasha Chemel and TashaMcKelvey.

Photos of the show:

The lights went out in Georgia, but we were able to
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Spring 2013

 


Fables of the Eco-Future


March 30 - June 8, 2013

Read the review from Burnaway!

Fables of the Eco-Future presents artists who are preoccupied with the natural environment. These artists are storytellers and innovators. Some have preternatural abilities to predict concerns that will soon encroach on our horizons. They might envision an alternative future for the land, making plans and designing prosthetics for a new nature. They might develop spaces and objects in support of a healthy world. They speak of thriving ecosystems or devastated landscapes, expressing themselves through fantasy, reality, or an inventive combination of both.

Fables of the Eco-Future, organized by Lisa Alembik, invited visual artists and writers, all fellows of the Hambidge Center, to present works in a variety of visual media and the written word. Sketches and ceramics, maquettes and models, plans, essays, song lyrics and poetry are included in the exhibition.

In an extension of the exhibition, artist and poet Steve Lautermilch presents his work in the Rabun County Public Library. Residing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the artist often travels to the western United States to capture images and gather inspiration. Lautermilch’s elegant and evocative dialogue between word and image rises from his profound connection with the natural world. Experiential, ephemeral and visual, his words merge with the picture plane.

Check out the fabulous catalog of the show. Created by curator Lisa Alembik and graphic designer Joey Hannaford, both Hambidge Fellows, this lovely hard-cover book features all the artwork and writings from the exhibition. It also got great press in Burnaway from the Editor’s Desk.

Artists:
Juliet Araujo, Linda Armstrong, Misty Bennett, Lucinda Bunnen, Marcia R. Cohen, Eilis Crean, Stephanie Dowda, Brent Fogt, Rich Gere, Bryan Hiveley, Cecelia Kane, Judith Berk King, Diana Kingsley, Judy Lampert, Steve Lautermilch, Susan Maakestad, Margaret McCarthy, Donna Mintz, Virginia Parker, Allen Peterson, Julie Püttgen, Ryan Rusinski, Tommye Scanlin, Michele Schuff, Bob Thomas, Marie Weaver, Judy Winograd

Writers:
Gregory Byrd, Carolyn Jackson, Libby Falk Jones, Leatha Kendrick, George Ella Lyon, Mariana McDonald, Donna Mintz, J. Stephen Rhodes, Kelly Wacker, Dana Wildsmith

Visit the Rabun County Public Library at 73 Jo Dotson Circle, Clayton GA 30525
Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 10am-3pm;   Phone: 706-782-3731;   Website:
rabuncountylibrary.org

Photos of the show:

Installation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Donna Mintz (left front) and Allen Peterson (right back).Installation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Linda Armstrong (left) and Donna Mintz (right).Donna Mintz, untitled, 2012-13, found charred wood, twine, bird feathers, 60x46x6 inchesInstallation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Donna Mintz (left) and Brent Fogt (right).Installation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Linda Armstrong and  Juliet Araujo.
Installation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Linda Armstrong.Installation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Linda Armstrong.Installation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Linda Armstrong and  Juliet Araujo.Linda Armstrong, Bolete-lactarius No.1 (1 of 3 sculptures on tables. Cast originally at Hambidge.)Juliet Araujo, Plugged Into Nature Deficit Digital Baby 1, 2013, 12x12 inches, gesso, ink and matte medium on aluminum; edged with knitted aluminum wire
Installation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Ryan Rusinski and Marie WeaverInstallation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Ryan Rusinski and Marie WeaverRyan Rusinski, Pipeliners' Aurora, Oil on canvas, 11x11 inchesInstallation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Marie Weaver.Marie Weaver, Guardian of the Marsh, Ceramic sculpture and wire, 6.5x4.25x3 inches
Marie Weaver, Gulf Greed, Ceramic sculpture, 9x8x8 inchesInstallation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Judy Lampert, Allen Peterson and  Bryan Hiveley.Judy Lampert, Cotton After the Harvest, photographInstallation image of Fables of the Eco-Future, showing work by Virginia Parker, Eilis Crean, Judy Lampert, Judy Winograd, Susan Maakestad, and Bryan Hiveley.Eilis Crean, untitled #52, acrylic on canvas, 9x12 inches, 2013
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Autumn 2012



Invitational Show of Pottery & Handmade Objects

October 13 – November 24, 2012
Opening: October 13, 10am-5pm

A combination of old favorites and new names, we are proud to present a superb selection of regional potters & makers of handmade objects. Curated by Judy Lampert.

Artists:
Corinne Adams, Deborah Adornato, Susan Berkowitz, Jennie Berman, Jorie Berman, Rick Berman, Shelia Bradley, Eileen Braun, Lynne Burke, Josh Copus, Peggy Cowan, Glenn Dair, Theresa DuPre, Lynn Durant, TJ Edwards, Tom Egan, Sharon Farrelly, Gwen Fryar, Annette Gates, Jennifer Graff, Barry Gregg, Michael Gregory, Erik Haagensen, Carl Hansen, Matt Henderson, Julie Hillard, Judy Horton, Janice Wilson Hughes, Mark Issenberg, Peggy McBride, Katy McDougal, Peter McIntosh, Ron Meyers, David Morgan, Michael Murrell, Joleen Oh, Lainey Papageorge, Margaret Patterson, Don Penny, Mario Petrirena, Kathy Phelps, Geoff Pickett, Lisa Pickett, Brenda Rehrig, Barry Rhodes, John Roberts, David Robinson, Joan Sauer, Michael Schmidt, Luba Sharapan, Judy Shreve, DeWitt Smith, Vernon Smith, Jean Stewart, John Sumner, Patrick Taylor, Barbara Brown Taylor, Ed Taylor, Priscilla Wilson of The Gourd Place, Minsoo Yuh and more!

Above image by Ron Meyers. Photo courtesy of Signature Gallery.


Summer 2012



FLOW

June 23 – September 8, 2012
Opening reception: June 23rd, 6-9pm

Come celebrate the art of printmaking at Hambidge! In connection with the Chattooga River Festival and with an appreciation for the natural resources in the area, artists from the Atlanta Printmakers Studio explore the flow of water, nature, energy, and time. The printmakers featured in this exhibit are also fellows of the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. Though they work in a variety of media and styles, each artist incorporates some form of printmaking in the work.

Exhibitors:
Terri Dilling, Rich Gere, Joey Hannaford, Tim Hunter, Susan Ker-Seymer, Eleanor Neal, Debrah Santini, Stephanie Smith, Marie Weaver, Judy Winograd

You can find out more about the Atlanta Printmakers Studio by clicking here.



Spring 2012


North, South, East…NEST

Showcasing artists of North Georgia & Southern Appalachia
who gain inspiration from our Eastern birds.

March 31 through June 2
Opening Reception: March 31, 6-8pm

Curator and Artist, Peggy McBride, of Globe Studio in Clayton, Georgia,
has gathered an inspiring flock of artists, featuring:
Ivy Arrends ~ Pat Calderone ~ Cedar Chan ~ Dexter Dockery ~ Lynn Durant ~ Vicki Essig ~ Lauren Finley ~ Charles Gandy ~ Dietrich Hoecht ~ Bryant Holsenbeck ~ Angelique Jackson ~ King Kudzu ~ Eric Legge ~ Jim Mason ~ Bob Meadows ~ Christie Moody ~ Michael Murrell ~ Libby Mathews ~ Junco Sato Pollack ~ Wolfgang Pries ~ Tommye McClure Scanlin ~ Andrew Hunter Smith ~ Julia Speer ~ Jean Stewart ~ Suzanne Stryk ~ Peter Rose ~ Sandy Webster ~ Peggie Wilcox ~ and more!

During the gallery reception, Hambidge Fellow Lisa Ezzard will perform a West African dance piece to live African drumming at a special installation on the lawn. Inside, she and Thomas Rain Crowe will give a short poetry reading with music. Join us from 6-8 pm at the Hambidge Center’s reception for this multi-media exhibit showcasing avian-inspired contemporary craft and fine art. Works by over 30 artists include sculpture, paintings, basketry, book arts and creations in glass, clay, metal wood and textiles.

LISA EZZARD is a Hambidge Fellow and published poet currently splitting time between San Diego, CA and nearby Tiger, GA while learning the workings of her family’s winery, Tiger Mountain Vineyards. Lisa has studied West African dance for 18 years with master dancers and has been teaching traditional West African dances from Guinea, Mali, and Senegal for the past eight years in San Diego, California while performing with Monette Marino Keita’s ensemble.

THOMAS RAIN CROWE is an internationally-published poet and the author of thirty books. He was a founding editor of Katuah Journal: A Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians and is founder-publisher of New Native Press. His award-winning memoir Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods, is based on four years of self-sufficient living in a wilderness environment in the woods of western North Carolina.

Reception sponsored by Tiger Mountain Vineyards.

Images: Messenger of Hope by Pat Calderone and Raven and Boat by Sandy Webstererman

Photos of the Opening Reception:

Opening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBrideOpening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBrideOpening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBrideOpening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBride
Opening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBrideOpening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBrideOpening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBrideOpening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBride
Opening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBrideOpening reception of North, South, East...NEST, curated by Peggy McBrideNest sculptures by King Kudzu and Peggy McBride, with help from Peggie Wilcox, Joleen Oh, Junco Sato Pollack and Sandy WebsterNest sculptures by King Kudzu and Peggy McBride, with help from Peggie Wilcox, Joleen Oh, Junco Sato Pollack and Sandy Webster
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 2011

Fellows and Friends Invitational
Pottery Show & Sale, Wood & Textiles, too!
Through November, 2011

We’ve asked for the best pieces from several of our Fellows, as well as from artists that have previously exhibited with us, whom we are now happy to call our friends. Come see a variety of work, from useful & beautiful pots to fun & whimsical ceramics, plus a selection of expertly crafted wooden objects and textiles. All the work is for sale, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to buy a gift for someone special – even if that special someone is yourself!

Images: Work by Margaret Patterson, Julie Hilliard, Barry Gregg, Rick Berman