On View: July 28 – September 2, 2017 | Opening Reception: Friday, July 28, 5-7pm
Harlow Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by ceramic artist Malley Weber on view July 28-September 2, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, July 28 from 5-7pm.
Heat Work: The combined forces of time and temperature that cause clay to mature during a firing. It is a fabulously destructive and constructive creative process that completely changes the properties of the material.
Malley explains her process as follows, “There are some forces that are beyond control. In my teaching practice I encourage students to ‘let go’ and allow the creative process of construction and destruction have their way. In my own practice I become a witness to what unfolds and to force my will is an exercise in futility. I watch as the best laid plans morph into new forms, faces and surfaces and my hands move with the clay of their own volition. The creative force prevails, the clay is a recording and the fire seals the deal. The process isn’t always an easy one to trust.”
Malley Weber is a ceramic artist, potter, instructor and clay field facilitator. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is the owner/operator of Hallowell Clay Works. Ms. Weber is passionate about using local resources and digs her own glacial-marine clay.
Malley once fires her ceramic work at her home studio in Hallowell. Weber also produces a line of commercial pottery sold at her downtown studio as well as facilitates sensorimotor education for adults and children using a technique called ‘Healing at the Clay Field’. She is an adjunct Ceramic Arts Educator at the University of Maine at Augusta as well as a Teaching Artist for the Maine Arts Commission and for Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine.
Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery are underwritten by our Patron of the Arts sponsor Camden National Bank, and by our season sponsors Capitol Dental Care, Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Kennebec Savings Bank, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, Slates Restaurant and the City of Hallowell.
Exhibitions at the Harlow are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12-6 pm. The Harlow Gallery, located in downtown historic Hallowell, is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in central Maine since 1963.