Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino
June 11, 2020 – August 30, 2020
Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino remembers and honors the memory of Malcolm Davis, a man who influenced and inspired so many to listen and believe their inner hearts. After serving as a minister for twenty years, Davis’s life changed when he took his first ceramics class in 1973. But the spirit of ministering never left him. After perfecting a carbon-trapping Shino glaze, he took the unusual step of publishing the formula for public use. Recognized for his artistry and passion, Davis traveled widely teaching others about pottery. This became his new ministry.
This exhibit brings together Malcolm’s friends, family, and local potters to focus on the inner question of why someone devotes themselves to something – in this case, clay. Local potters are invited to apply for this juried show. There are no restrictions on the type of work, size of work, how it is fired, or what Shino recipe is used as Davis experimented with materials until he “perfected” his Shino glaze recipe. That spirit of discovery is encouraged in this exhibit and helps to showcase the different ways in which a passion for Shino can create beauty. The deadline to apply is March 20, 2020.
An opening reception will be held Sunday, June 14, 2020. A closing reception to present prizes to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placed artists will be held Sunday, August 30, 2020.
Open Call Deadline: March 20, 2020
Artist Notification: March 31, 2020
Exhibit Opening: June 11, 2020
Opening Reception: June 14, 2020
Panel Discussion: July 12, 2020
Closing Reception/Show Closing: August 30, 2020
Inspired by Malcolm: A Passion for Shino is supported in part by Judith Davis, Baltimore Clayworks, District Clay and Montgomery Potters.