Time and Place: Selections from the Jonathan Kaplan Collection of Contemporary Ceramics
January 5 - 27, 2018
- Opening Reception: Frist Friday January 5th 6-9pm
- Please note that the gallery will be closed from January 12-21st, and will reopen on Thursday January 25th
Robert Carlson (USA 1950-2002) platter 24" dia raku, cold finishes
Plinth Gallery Curator Jonathan Kaplan has been an avid collector of ceramics for over 40 years. In his collection are works by potters and ceramic artists, some who are still active in the field while sadly, others who have passed away. Many of these artists were involved in the wholesale and retail marketplaces that began with an early regional retail craft event in Stowe Vermont in 1966. This craft fair became a major marketplace for American crafts and in 1973, moved to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck New York to became known as the American Crafts Council Rhinebeck Craft Fair. American Craft Enterprises, a division of the American Crafts Council became the promoter. In short time, other major wholesale and retail events under their direction became venues for craftspeople to exhibit their work and build their business through sales to stores and galleries as well as the public. The Baltimore Winter Market of American Crafts, debuted in 1976 and became their signature event and is still an ongoing yearly marketplace.
As a potter, Jonathan was a participant in these events and the works in his collection were acquired through purchases and trades with other ceramic artists. These pieces also present a visual history of a time and a place in the history of American Ceramics.
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