[Morten Løbner Espersen's hand-built clay pieces]
More than ever, the Birmingham Museum of Art is a serious destination for lovers of all things ceramic. Back in September we talked about Tradition Transformed: Danish Ceramics in the Twentieth Century, a recently opened exhibition of Modernist pieces, and tomorrow night the acclaimed Danish potter and former professor of ceramics at Göteborg University, Sweden, Morten Løbner Espersen, will discuss his own experience. He'll explore his work as well as the Danish pottery tradition in general.
For our Alabama neighbors, I wanted to help spread the word about this free, 7 p.m. event (part of First Thursday! After Hours at the BMA). But everyone can enjoy Espersen's stoneware here and take a peek at the Museum's show here. To learn more about the BMA's vast ceramics collection, with particular strength in Asian ceramics and Wedgwood, click here.
[Glen Lukens earthenware bowl circa 1940 from California Design, 1930–1965.]
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