Clay Art Center: Homecoming

Clay Art Center is pleased to present


with Concurrent Exhibition "Homage to Henry"

In the Gallery and Online: March 3 - April 10

Please join us for the Opening Reception on

Saturday, March 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Meet participating artists and enjoy light refreshments

Concurrent Exhibition: Homage to Henry

Homage to Henry celebrates the ceramic work of Clay Art Center’s co-founder Henry Okamoto (1923-1988). A selection of works has been loaned from private collections highlighting Henry’s work as an artist and teacher at Clay Art Center from 1957 until his death in 1988.

Studio artists from the early years of Clay Art Center remember Henry's skill at everything from woodwork to pottery, and that he was masterful at throwing his pieces in almost one sitting. His glazes were often in quiet, iron-rich earthy tones with subtle surfaces, over forms that demanded use rather than admiration. Henry's work was meant to become a part of everyday life with a particular function. The work in this exhibition has formed a part of the daily lives of the people that use it - a testament to Henry's understanding of what mattered in the rhythms of the everyday.