New ceramics by Sharon Grossman in the spotlight at Heights Arts
Opening Friday, Feb. 2, in the Heights Arts Spotlight gallery is a selection of new works by ceramist and founding member Sharon Grossman. While she is best known for her vessels, Grossman has created for this installation a suite of pieces that are all meant to be wall-hung.
Many of the works employ a technique known as pique assiette, that uses broken shards of dinnerware the create mosaic designs.
Previously in her creative life, Grossman was a woodworker and furniture maker, and that background informs her approach to ceramics.
“I have always loved carving,” Grossman said, ”and a lot of my work includes carved or inlaid elements. To me, this body of work really combines those interests that led me first to make furniture and then to take up ceramics."
The solo exhibition will be on view at Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road, through Saturday, March 18. The community is invited to the opening reception on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Mary Ryan is on staff at Heights Arts, a nonprofit community arts organization.