The New York Ceramics and Glass Fair is a one-of-a-kind show. Kicking of New York Antiques Week, the fair will be at the Bohemian National Hall from January 20-24 this year. Exhibitors from all around the globe will display some of the most unique works of ceramic and glassware. This is a show you won’t want to miss!
The New York Ceramics and Glass Fair will feature 29 exhibitors, displaying porcelain, ceramics, glass, enamels and cloisonné. If you’ve never been to the fair before, now is your chance to discover one of the best art fairs in town. The Bohemian National Hall is a great place to wander the gallery booths, even giving you a birds-eye view of the exhibitors from up above. With both ancient and contemporary art on view, you’ll fall in love with each of the works.
Finding some interesting items on your walk around? Exhibitors love to talk! If you have questions, they’ll have answers. Wonder just how the artist got his sculpture into such a shape? Can’t figure out how such a vibrant color made it into the glass? Want to know more about why that vase was put together in such a way? Just ask – arts fairs are the best places to learn about art. And of course, if you’re interesting in purchasing a particular work, exhibitors are more than happy to talk to you about pricing and even interior design options.
If you are interested in getting a bit more of an education, pop into one of the free lectures at the fair. Speakers include Lindsy Parrot on Tiffany glass, Catherine L. Futter on unconventional clay, and Rob Hunter on shells in English ceramics design. These speakers are from reputable companies and have a great deal of knowledge – joining a free public lecture will educate and inspire you. For a full schedule of speakers, visit the website.
As if that wasn’t enough, there will be two loan exhibitions at the fair. The first, presented by Andrew Baseman, is titled “Mended Ways: The Art of Inventive Repair.” Baseman, an interior designer and blogger, maintains a collection of 17th to 20th century mended galssware and ceramics. Many of the artworks have been repaired in unique ways, and you’ll be fascinated to learn more about them. The second exhibition is titled “Colorfield” by the Clay Art Center. Colorfield will look at the use of color in ceramics. Why did the artist use such a vivid color? How was the artist able to get the color there in the first place? What is the meaning of one color versus another? These questions and more are answered in the works on view at this particular exhibition.
The New York Ceramics and Glass Fair is “the only fair of its kind in the United States that specializes in ceramics, pottery and glass from the 17th-21st centuries.” If you haven’t yet been, visiting during Americana Week is a great time to go. Works of all shapes and sizes will be on display, and you’ll be sure to find some fascinating items. The Bohemian National Hall is located at 321 East 73 Street. Tickets are $20 and include admission to public lectures and loan exhibitions.