"Blue and white" means, at its simplest, cobalt pigment applied to white clay. Over the course of a millennium, blue-and-white porcelain has become one of the most recognized types of ceramic production worldwide.
The exhibition, “New Blue and White” currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston explores the ways in which contemporary makers, working in ceramics as well as other media ranging from fiber to furniture to glass, have explored this rich body of material culture.
This project involves Ferrin Gallery and their artists and evolved from the Pursuit of Porcelain and Covet programs that were run out of the Ferrin Gallery the last two summers in the Berkshires.
“New Blue and White” will show through July 14th and Leslie Ferrin of the Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield, MA joins us to tell us more.