Jackson County Green Energy Park's Director Timm Muth announced “Fire Color;” a showing of WCU alumnus ceramicist Preston Tolbert's works in the GEPs art gallery with a reception free and open to the public on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
“We are pleased to offer Preston's innovative ceramic art to Western North Carolina,” said Nicole DuPont-Strub, the GEP’s gallery manager. “His work is striking and quite bold. Preston's pieces with their multiple hues of traditional wood-fired pottery glazes are of an international caliber not normally seen here in WNC.”
“When I work with wet clay I like to explore the nature of movement.” said Tolbert of his work. “The clay resists and reacts to my hands, recording every touch, rip, and cut. I like to make a new clean form, then attack it to give it age and depth.”