Clay Jars by Jordan Taylor | Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery | Arts | Indy Week


Clay Jars by Jordan Taylor

When: May 28-June 18, 6-9 p.m. 2010

Being eco-friendly is a big social and environmental concern right now, and potter Jordan Taylor is right on trend with his latest pieces. Though he's been working with clay and wood for years, he's now found a way to make his art helpful to the environment in the event a piece is destroyed. He uses beeswax instead of the traditional potter's glaze, which along with the clay is compostable and will improve the soil if discarded. Beeswax also leaves the piece open for future refinements. This exhibit displays jars of clay made with mud that Taylor dug out of his backyard, added water to and then kneaded for 10 minutes. Of these jars, one will be carried up the Eno River by boat and on foot for 12 miles before arriving at its destination. Through his work, Taylor hopes to present a dialogue on the creative process rather than just focusing on the polished finished product. The opening reception is 6–9 tonight, and the exhibit runs through June 18. —Sarah Ewald

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