The juror for the upcoming ACGA Clay & Glass National is independent curator, historian and author Jo Lauria. Ms. Lauria is the recent author of Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects. This book accompanies Craft in America, the PBS television series, as well as the traveling exhibition of the same name, which is also curated by Ms. Lauria. She is the author of Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950 – 2000; and is a former curator of decorative arts with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
ACGA is excited to have Ms. Lauria as the juror of our first national competition. Her knowledge and expertise should combine to create a stimulating survey of current American glass and ceramics. This is an excellent opportunity for artists to have their work seen by a nationally known curator, so now is the time to think about the type of work you would like to submit. Go to www.acga.net and scroll to the right side of the homepage for the prospectus, and remember, entries are due October 30th.