In conjunction with On the Rocks: An Exhibition of Vessels for & Related to Drinking, celebrated educator and potter Pete Pinnell delivers the lecture The Art of Drinking, 6-7 PM January 19th, Anderson Auditorium, College for Creative Studies.
Pinnell’s lecture provides a history of drinking practices and how today’s culture, beverages and drinking vessels mirror and follow those rituals and practices.
Pinnell juried the On the Rocks exhibition, which opens with a reception 7-9 PM, Friday, January 19th, immediately following Pinnell’s lecture at CCS. For the exhibition he selected 235 pieces from nearly 500 entries directly related to drinking vessels.
A professor of art at University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Pinnell is a prolific maker himself, with his own pottery appearing in more than 120 exhibitions since 1995 in the the United States, the Netherlands, South Africa, Japan, China, New Zealand and Australia. His pieces have appeared in books about ceramics, as well as in CLAY TIMES magazine, CERAMICS MONTHLY, STUDIO POTTER, and PURPLE SAND, a Taiwanese ceramics journal. He also writes about ceramic art, including a regular column in CLAY TIMES.
The exhibition also includes Coffee & Tea with Honcho & Pete, featuring a Pewabic blend coffee by metro-Detroit roaster Honcho and hot chocolate by Detroit-based Pete’s Chocolate Co., on Jan. 28 and Choose Your Valentine, with samplings of cocktails created by Valentine Distilling Co., Feb. 8. The exhibition runs through Feb. 25, though Pewabic will be closed in observance of Presidents Day Feb. 19.