1,500 ceramic pots and sculpture, all for sale, at ‘Designed + Crafted,’ Oct. 2-4

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Ohio ceramicist Jenny Mendes, whose work includes this hand-built earthenware cup, will be among the artists showing at Designed + Crafted, Oct. 2-4 at the Westside Provisions District.
Ohio ceramicist Jenny Mendes, whose work includes this hand-built earthenware cup, will be among the artists showing at Designed + Crafted, Oct. 2-4 at the Westside Provisions District.

Ohio ceramicist Jenny Mendes, whose work includes this hand-built earthenware cup, will be among the artists showing at “Designed + Crafted,” Oct. 2-4 at the Westside Provisions District.

Signature Gallery is presenting the second “Designed + Crafted,” a show and sale of more than 1,500 ceramic pots and sculpture. Featuring a dozen nationally recognized artists such as Warren MacKenzie of Minnesota and Kyle Carpenter and Josh Copus of North Carolina, the pop-up event will be held at Westside Provisions District on Friday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 4.

Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish of North Carolina partner in creating works, such as this wood-fired stoneware vase, that will be shown and for sale during Designed + Crafted, Oct. 2-4 at the Westside Provisions District.

Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish of North Carolina partner in creating works, such as this wood-fired stoneware vase, that will be shown and for sale during Designed + Crafted, Oct. 2-4 at the Westside Provisions District.

“We want to celebrate the rising popularity of contemporary studio ceramics and its relationship with design while fostering a deeper appreciation for handmade objects and the individual maker,” Signature owner Carr McCuiston said. Several of the artists will be present to meet with collectors.

Opening reception: 6:30-10 p.m. Friday. Tickets, $25, benefits the Hambidge Center, a creative residency nonprofit in Rabun Gap. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Westside Provisions District, 1193 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta.

Meanwhile, Signature is showing an unusually provocative exhibit through Oct. 31 at its long-time Buckhead space, “Taboo: Sexuality and Sexual Identity in Ceramics,” featuring 30-plus artists exploring the intersection of contemporary ceramics and personal, political and social issues. The show benefits Lost-n-Found Youth, a nonprofit that helps homeless LGBT youth. 3267 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-237-4426, www.thesignatureshop.com.


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