Chris Rupp on fri 14 feb 03
A couple of things not to miss while in DC:
The Smithsonian Renwick Gallery right next to the Whit House.
Also, Malcolm Davis lives in DC, maybe you can arrange to meet him and see
some of his SPECTACULAR work.
Sunny Santa Barbara
>From: "G.M. Schauer"
>Subject: Washington DC
>Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 19:44:44 -0600
>I will be looking for clayart to see in Washington DC March 20, 21. I
>appreciate any suggestions for clay-related things to see and places to go.
>The archives note the Freer Gallery as Smithsonian, and not much else.
>Thanks in advance,
>in gray Minnesota, where the garage floor is littered with 'tire turds'
>salty sandy slushy roads
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G.M. Schauer on fri 14 feb 03
I will be looking for clayart to see in Washington DC March 20, 21. I would
appreciate any suggestions for clay-related things to see and places to go.
The archives note the Freer Gallery as Smithsonian, and not much else.
Thanks in advance,
in gray Minnesota, where the garage floor is littered with 'tire turds' from
salty sandy slushy roads
Gregory Evans on sat 15 feb 03
105 N Union St.
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm
Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
2100 Queen's Chapel Road
9122 Center Street
Manassas, Virginia 20110
Solveig Cox Pottery
7419 Hopa Court
Alexandria, Virginia 22306
Russel Fouts on sat 15 feb 03
>> I will be looking for clayart to see in Washington DC March 20, 21. I would appreciate any suggestions for clay-related things to see and places to go. The archives note the Freer Gallery as Smithsonian, and not much else. <<
The Freer upstairs and the Freer Basement, who needs more! Do call and
arrange a visit to their stored collection of ceramics.
It's now time for the favorite game show of potters (ceramists,
ceramisists, ceramicysts, etc)!!
It's "Shopping Spree for Potters"!!!!
"G.M. Schauer, you have up to 2 hours to stroll through our aisles
displaying some of worlds most beautiful, desireable and FONDLEABLE
pottery EVER! You can spend all the time you like looking over our vast
collection of ancient asian ceramics. Stroll from aisle to aisle pausing
to gaze longingly at the ancient persian gilded 'miniature' bowl, the
genuine Joman pot, ancient chinese celedons, temokus and the intricately
carved (a world in itself) tea ceremony incense box."
"BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!"
"At the magic phrase, 'please, may I see that one?', your guide will
remove the object of your desire and put it on your "shopping cart". You
may utter the magic phrase as many times as you wish. Your guide will
then escort you over to a padded viewing table where you can touch, hold
and ACTUALLY, FONDLE the pieces you have chosen. This is your chance to
get 'up close and PERSONAL' with ancient eastern ceramics"
"BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!"
"Your guide can tell you EVERYTHING the Freer knows about the piece,
even print you out the sheet."
"G.M. Schauer, you are indeed a fortunate person"
I think I should contact CBS with this idea!!
Ru (been there, done that, have the emotional scars of separation to
prove it ;-)
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Ruth Ballou on sat 15 feb 03
A few other places...
Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va......City supported studio space for
artists... potters are on the first floor
Grey House Potters, Arlington, Va .... Cooperative gallery and studios
Finewares, Takoma Park, Md --- Retail Gallery
Way Goose, Rockville, MD ---- Retail Gallery
Appalachian Spring.... Stores in Md, Va and Union Station in DC ----
Renwick Gallery ---- Craft Museum near the White House ---- check
Smithsonian's American HIstory Museum has a small area devoted to
pottery.... not many, but worth a visit if your on the Mall anyway.
Baltimore Clayworks is 40 minutes away by car
Silver Spring, MD
On Friday, February 14, 2003, at 08:44 PM, G.M. Schauer wrote:
> I will be looking for clayart to see in Washington DC March 20, 21. I
> appreciate any suggestions for clay-related things to see and places
> to go.
> The archives note the Freer Gallery as Smithsonian, and not much else.
> Thanks in advance,
> Galen Schauer
> in gray Minnesota, where the garage floor is littered with 'tire
> turds' from
> salty sandy slushy roads
> Send postings to email@example.com
> You may look at the archives for the list or change your subscription
> settings from http://www.ceramics.org/clayart/
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Joanne S. Perrot on sat 15 feb 03
Hope that you will be so taken with the Freer Gallery (on the Mall next to
the Smithsonian Castle) that you will want to spend a day there. The
adjacent Sackler Gallery and Museum of African Art will captivate you too
(especially when you discover that the building floats in water where once
there was a stream). The Hirshhorn Museum has sculpture on its inner ring and
paintings in the exterior galleries. I'd bypass the ceramics at the Museum
of American History across the Mall as too depressingly exhibited. The
collection is sparse. But, of course, it is there and you will have your own
One of my favorite museums is the Renwick Gallery at the corner of PA Ave. NW
and 17th St. NW. That is our U.S. craft museum containing a permanent
collection of ceramics, glass, metal, wood and jewelry as well as changing
exhibitions. The Renwick is under the directorship of the Museum of American
Art that, with its splendid paintings and sculpture collection is probably
still under renovation with its sister museum, the Portrait Gallery (Both are
part of the Smithsonian Institution located at 9th St. NW in the former
Patent Office Building). You can check on that when you are there. But the
Renwick is splendid and well worth your attention. Nice shop too.
Down the street and across from the Executive Office Building on 17th is the
Corcoran Gallery, not SI affiliated. The building and collections are superb
and the Corcoran has a school so perhaps you can check out their ceramics
Nearby is the headquarters for the American Institute of Architects. They
are responsible for the care of the Octagon House, another favorite of mine.
Dolly Madison fled there when the British were burning the White House and
If you have time, try to see the Pension Building at the Judiciary Square
Metro Stop for the Terracotta frieze of Civil War images that careen around
the building. That's around 6th or 7th St. NW and not too long a walk to the
As for galleries, I remember Appalachian Spring and Maureen Littleton's
Gallery on Wisconsin Ave. NW. Maureen had a fine group of Don Reitz' work
when last I visited her gallery. Her father is Harvey Littleton, thus the
focus of her gallery is mainly glass.
Hope you are fortunate enough to see the cherry trees in bloom around the