St. Petersburg is becoming well known in the arts world as a growing mecca for glass artists, but ceramics have already become a star medium, thanks to the Train Station Center for Clay, the largest working pottery in the Southeastern U.S.
The clay facility is part of the Morean Arts Center, which has exhibition galleries now filled with ceramics as part of two shows spotlighting the potter's craft.
"Functional/Dysfunctional" is a juried show with works from across the country that highlight clay's versatility in objects that can be purely aesthetic or designed for a purpose.
"Florida Heat: Instructor Work" draws from ceramics from artists who participated in the recent firing symposium and workshop at the Train Station, including superstar Dan Reitz.
The good news is that these are two don't-miss shows. The bad news: Sunday is their last day for viewing. So make plans to visit the Morean now.
Lennie Bennett, Times art critic