Baltimore Clayworks is excited to present the work of Emily Lamb in her solo exhibition Coalescence from March 9 – May 22, 2021. The artist reception will be held Saturday, April 10th from 6-8pm, which is free and open to the public.
Combining both ceramics and glass into exquisite works that celebrate the strengths of each material, Lamb’s work possesses a resolute power amidst fragility. Expressive figurative narratives emerge from the synergy of glass’s translucency complemented by refined modeling skills in clay. People engulfed by bulbous glass forms depict an amorphous illustration of emotional ideas or anxieties. The varying opaque and translucent qualities offer poignant insights into what might be going on inside their minds; what is shared and what is secret.
Lamb strives for harmony in combining both materials, “because each operates under different sets of rules, I feel my merging them parallels the fusion of physical and mental states. Combining mind with matter is key in my investigation into the mystery behind our magnetism towards paradoxes, our innate curiosity for enigmas, and our drive to resolve ambiguities.”
In her experimental mixed-media sculptures, Lamb explores questions regarding the human body, both physical and metaphysical. From Denver, Colorado she came east to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia. This is where she first discovered her love for clay and has now brought her to Baltimore Clayworks. Lamb is a recipient of the
TOAST Grant, multiple VCU scholarships, as well as partial/full scholarships to Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Pilchuck Glass School. Her art has taken her across the country, overseas to Italy, Denmark and Norway. See more of Lamb’s work on her website emilyreneelamb.myportfolio.com.
All exhibitions are free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing required.
*For the Artist Reception only, reservations can be made by calling (410) 578-1919.
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Baltimore Clayworks is a community-centered ceramics institution in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. Our organization was founded by nine artists in 1980 and in 1984 received its nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. We are known for our attentiveness to our city, and possess a national and international reputation for artistic excellence, artists’ support, and community involvement. Baltimore Clayworks is committed to promoting diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all aspects of the organization.Learn More