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The Mary E. Black Gallery, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and
Design, 1683 Barrington Street, Halifax, will host an exhibition
entitled, "From the Ground Up", from May 17 to July 13.

The exhibition can be viewed Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

This exhibition was juried by Gloria Hickey and Peter Powning for
the Nova Scotia Potters Guild. This travelling exhibition is
sponsored by the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, as well
as Shaw Brick - a member of the Shaw Group Ltd., University
College of Cape Breton, Fireworks Gallery, Jennifer's of Nova
Scotia and Jost Vineyards.

In celebration of Hands on Clay - 1996, the Year of Earth and
Fire, the Nova Scotia Potters Guild put out a call for entries
for a juried ceramic exhibition and 39 ceramicists were chosen to
display their work, with many taking the opportunity to display
more personal expressions in clay.

Those exhibiting include several accomplished potters and
educators, as well as a handful of student ceramicists, some of
whom are making their gallery debut. The students are from the
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, which has contributed
significantly to craft in Nova Scotia. The exhibition aims to
display a wide range of ceramic creations from a diverse group of
ceramicists, all of whom share a feeling of enthusiasm for the
disciplined practice of ceramics.

The Mary E. Black Gallery, which specializes in exhibitions
relating to craft and design, is part of the Nova Scotia Centre
for Craft and Design and is operated by the provincial government
through the cultural affairs division of the Nova Scotia
Department of Education and Culture.


Contact: Christopher Tyler  902-424-4062

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