One Walnut Street, Carnegie, PA  15106
Phone:  412.489.5240  Fax 412.489.5248
Email:  info@clayplaceatstandard.com
Hours:  Monday thru Friday - 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM


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All Carnegie on/off ramps from I-376 are closed until December, 2015.    Please click here for detour directions.

ClayPlace @ Standard will present the works of students from independent high schools in the Pittsburgh area in a show at the gallery this May, with the opening reception to be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015.  Potter and educator Aaron Anslow will judge the works.

Anslow is an Assistant Professor in the Fine Arts department at Bethany College in West Virginia.  He received his B.A. in Visual Arts in 2006 at Bethany and then went on to earn his M.F.A. in Ceramics from West Virginia University in 2011. During his time at West Virginia University he focused on both functional and nonfunctional ceramics. He worked in the production studio and studied ceramics in Jingdezhen, China.  Throughout Anslow’s career, he has shown work internationally in China, nationally in the Strictly Functional juried exhibition, and in print in Clay Times magazine.

Anslow describes his work in his artist’s statement:

I want my work to speak about the immediacy of clay in the process of construction. Communicating the action and energy of the forming process, as well as the way that forces such as gravity and temperature affect my work is my goal. It is important for me to translate the soft gestural qualities of the clay and the fluidity of the glaze.

The surfaces and colors I strive for are reminiscent of brick, granite, and sand stone. I choose to fire my forms in atmospheric kilns, such as wood and salt, because these kilns leave evidence of the firing process.  By stacking the kiln in a specific way I am able to channel the flow of the flame and produce unique patterns on the work.

I am drawn to the physical nature of clay. I appreciate the process and the work involved in making each individual piece.  The process of taking a block of clay and manipulating it into a unique and beautiful object provides the opportunity to constantly explore new forms and surfaces.

The Independent High School Students art show will open May 14 with an evening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. and will run throughout the month of May.  The gallery at Clay Place @ Standard is located at One Walnut Street in Carnegie, PA, and is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For more information, call 412.489.5240 or email info@clayplaceatstandard.com. 



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