Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby

September 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015

This is the first major retrospective exhibition to provide an in-depth critical analysis of ceramic artist Wayne Higby’s body of work created during a fifty-year period. The exhibition explores the forms, techniques, and firing processes used throughout Higby's career, focusing specifically on his groundbreaking work in raku earthenware as well as his later production in porcelain.

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Wayne Higby
Inlaid Luster Jar, 1968

Glazed earthenware, raku-fired
13 x 13 x 11 in.
Collection: Ford & University Galleries, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
Photo credit: Courtesy of the Ford & University Galleries, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; Robert Hensleigh

Wayne Higby
White Terrace Gap, 1984

Glazed earthenware, raku-fired
11 ½ x 18 x 16 ½ in.
Private Collection
Photo credit: Brian Oglesbee

Wayne Higby
Lake Powell Memory – Recollection Falls, 1996

Glazed porcelain
16 ½ x 20 x 9 in.
Private Collection
Photo credit: Brian Oglesbee

Wayne Higby
Pictorial Lake, 1986

Glazed earthenware, raku-fired
13 x 34 x 9 in.
Collection: Sarah H. Morabito
Photo credit: Steve Myers

Wayne Higby
Stone Gate, 2007

Glazed earthenware, raku-fired
14 ½ x 16 x 6 in.
Collection of the artist
Photo credit: Brian Oglesbee

 

Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby is made possible at Racine Art Museum by: Platinum Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, SC Johnson, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsor - Sam and Gene Johnson Fund; Gold Sponsors - Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, Racine Community Foundation, Racine United Arts Fund; Silver Sponsors - Elwood Corporation, Helen Bader Foundation, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Runzheimer Foundation, Inc., W.T. Walker Group, Inc., Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors - 88NINE Radio Milwaukee, CNH Industrial, EC Styberg Foundation, Educators Credit Union, The Garvey Group, In Sink Erator, Miracle on Canal Street, The Norbell Foundation, Orkney Springs Retreat, Real Racine, Robert W. Baird Foundation, Ruud Family Foundation

Infinite Place: The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby is organized by the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona, and curated by Curator of Ceramics Peter Held.