Sip, slurp, gulp, or guzzle: Cup Invitational

An Exhibition of Ceramics by Regional Ceramic Artists
August 5-27

There is a handle for every hand, and size for any beverage, hot or cold. They come in different shapes and sizes and reflect the individuality and character of the artists who formed it. Turned on a wheel, carved, painted, slip-trailed or glazed. This exhibition features a carefully curated group of local ceramic artists working on the Western Slope of Colorado.

The cup as a functional aesthetic object has a long rich history and has taken many forms amongst numerous cultures around the world. According to Kakuzo Okakura, “The Philosophy of Tea is not mere aestheticism in the ordinary acceptance of the term, for it expresses conjointly with ethics and religion our whole point of view about man and nature.”