Clay Times Back Issues Vol. 21 Issue 99 - Winter/Spring 2015 - Page 14

22nd Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National Cruets and Vase Set by Shana Salaff, Ft. Collins, CO. Porcelain; cone 6 oxidation. 6" x 20" x 4". CLAYTIMES·COM n WINTER/SPRING 2015 From more than 1,200 entries of ceramic works made by hundreds of U.S. potters, juror Christa Assad selected 116 pieces to represent the best in contemporary American functional ceramics for the 2014 Strictly Functional Pottery National (SFPN). The event opened with a gala reception hosted by Kevin Lehman’s Pottery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to allow paying guests the first opportunity to view the exhibition and purchase works featured in the show. Music, food, and a gallery “walk and talk” were included in the admission price of $15. The exhibition alone, which was free to the public, ran from Sept. 20 through November 1, 2014. Now approaching its 23rd year, the Strictly Functional Pottery National originated at, and is presented by, the Market House Craft Center, affiliated with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. It is a nonprofit, educational, volunteer organization dedicated to quality crafts and craftsmanship. SFPN is co-chaired by Amy Burk and Kevin Lehman of Lancaster, PA. Plans for the 23rd annual show are now underway. Entries are being accepted until midnight on June 1. Entries received between June 2-10 will be also be considered, but will be assessed a late fee. Porcelain artist Matt Long will serve as the juror for this year’s show, scheduled to take place again in Lancaster, PA, from Sept. 26- Oct. 31, 2015. For complete details on the application process for the 2015 exhibition, please visit www.strictly functionalpottery.net. There you may also view photos of all works from the complete 2014 exhibition, as well as featured works from recent years’ shows. Questions? E-mail Kevin Lehman at Kevin@klpottery.com, or call him at 717.509.7547. [ Turn to pages 16-17 to view more images from the 2014 SFPN Exhibition... 14 22nd Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National Cruets and Vase Set by Shana Salaff, Ft. Collins, CO. Porcelain; cone 6 oxidation. 6" x 20" x 4". F CLAYTIMES·COM n WINTER/SPRING 2015 rom more than 1,200 entries of ceramic works made by hundreds of U.S. potters, juror Christa Assad selected 116 pieces to represent the best in contemporary American functional ceramics for the 2014 Strictly Functional Pottery National (SFPN). 14 The event opened with a gala reception hosted by Kevin Lehman’s Pottery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to allow paying guests the first opportunity to view the exhibition and purchase works featured in the show. Music, food, and a gallery “walk and talk” were included in the admission price of $15. The exhibition alone, which was free to the public, ran from Sept. 20 through November 1, 2014. Now approaching its 23rd year, the Strictly Functional Pottery National originated at, and is presented by, the Market House Craft Center, affiliated with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. It is a nonprofit, educational, volunteer organization dedicated to quality crafts and craftsmanship. SFPN is co-chaired by Amy Burk and Kevin Lehman of Lancaster, PA. in Lancaster, PA, from Sept. 26Oct. 31, 2015. Plans for the 23rd annual show are now underway. Entries are being accepted until midnight on June 1. Entries received between June 2-10 will be also be considered, but will be assessed a late fee. Porcelain artist Matt Long will serve as the juror for this year’s show, scheduled to take place again Questions? E-mail Kevin Lehman at Kevin@klpottery.com, or call him at 717.509.7547. [ For complete details on the application process for the 2015 exhibition, please visit www.strictly functionalpottery.net. There you may also view photos of all works from the complete 2014 exhibition, as well as featured works from recent years’ shows. Turn to pages 16-17 to view more images from the 2014 SFPN Exhibition...