Fiery exhibition at SCCA

Published 10:33 pm Monday, May 13, 2019

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts’ “Fire, Form and Function” exhibition will remain on display through Friday.

This juried exhibit — featuring the Ceramic Designers Association — is in the BB&T and Norfolk Foundation galleries on the second floor of the Suffolk Center, located at 110 W. Finney Ave. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

“Fire, Form, and Function” features the work of 18 members of the Ceramic Designers Association, a group of ceramic artists and potters from across coastal Virginia that are dedicated to clay, according to the press release.

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“This diverse group of artists creates works of art from the basic elements of earth and water, (and) their support and participation in local art shows, charitable events and art exhibitions contribute to the cultural life of Suffolk and the Hampton Roads area,” according to the press release.

Ceramic artist A. Blair Clemo judged the exhibition and awarded $250 first-place, $150 second-place and $75 third-place prizes, along with three honorable mentions.

First place was awarded to Chesapeake resident John Tobin’s “Thoughts and Prayers” piece. Second placed was awarded to Hampton resident Akiko Tanaka’s “Beautiful Truth”, and Lesley Hildreth of Virginia Beach won third place for “Claude.”

The honorable mentions were artists Barbara Kobylinska of Virginia Beach, Amy Lee of Norfolk and Bill Pinkham of Carrollton.

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