This exhibition features ceramic works that reveal the progression of Athens artist Michael Simon's work over the course of his career. The objects are Simon's "pick of the kiln": the pieces he chose to keep after every kiln firing. Simon began selecting these items later in his career after sending previous work to exhibitions, shops and fairs for almost a decade without keeping any. He chose one object from each firing to track how his work developed over time. The exhibition features dozens of objects, some that simply appealed to Simon and others because they represent a desired form. Simon's body of work features mostly functional objects. His interest in pottery originates from the role that pots play within the household, serving a utilitarian purpose such as food preparation, serving and storage.
Caroline Maddox, director of development
The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art
July 31 @ 2:00pm
August 25 @ 1:30pm