Exhibition  July 2–August 15 Gallery Hours
Opening Reception July 2 6–8:30 pm
Exhibition Tour July 16 12:05 pm


Elke Blodgett: master potter, dedicated teacher, lifelong learner, passionate kiln builder and environmental activist. To choose but one of these descriptors is a disservice to her complexity and fiery tenacity. Yet to believe that this short list could sum her up is naïve. 

Fire in Her Hands is the first Blodgett retrospective, and provides insight into this fascinating artist’s potent body of work. It focuses specifically on her visionary work in raku, which launched a journey of artistic discovery spanning over forty years. The exhibition features Blodgett’s distinctive organic hollowware forms; notably a largescale sculptural series dubbed the “Whales” and “Druids. It also features an array of ceramic objects from the family’s holdings and other private and public collections.

Elke Blodgett embodied her art – her days and dreams revolved around it. She was uniquely able to channel ephemeral ideas into tangible objects, which brought her widespread recognition and esteem. We hope this exhibition, which was imagined, planned and curated in collaboration with the Blodgett family, will honour the legacy of this incredible woman.

Elke Blodgett with Moon Rocks, raku. 1992-1993