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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm

Transformations of Fire and Earth

Carole Wong Chesek, William McCreath, Barry Zawacki, and Tricia Zimic illustrate the range and versatility of clay works.

These four artists epitomize the mastery of ceramic art encompassing a full array of styles. Their works range from delicately detailed porcelain to life size organic stoneware creations.

William McCreath’s unification of form and decoration is evident in his beautifully glazed pieces.

Carole Chesek’s departure from the clay vessel affords us an opportunity to appreciate her sculptural forms reflecting the organic appeal of a mountain terrain.

Barry Zawacki also departs from mere pottery to unite embellished elaborations of assembled sculptural elements.

Tricia Zimic treats us to the highly skilled creation of delicately detailed porcelain sculptures, as well as equally detailed stoneware sculptural environments.

Tricia Zimic

Carole Chesek

Barry Zawaki talks about his sculpture and ceramics at the opening recpetion

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Opening Times

Sunday, March 19th - Sunday, April 23th
Reception: Sunday, March 26th from 2-5 pm
Closing Reception Sunday, April 23rd, 2-5pm

Saturdays & Sundays 2-5pm
Gallery Closed : Sunday April 16th

Closing Event

Sunday April 23rd, 2-5pm

Join us for our closing event with all four artists will be on a panel to discuss their work. There will also be a demonstration by Barry Zawacki throwing a pot.

Carole Wong Chesek explains her technique

Barry Zawacki

William McCreath