Generations: Ken Shores in Studio Potter

Release date: 03/04/15

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Generations: Ken Shores provided the opportunity to examine Shores’s lasting impact on the field of ceramics. Shores passed away in 2014 and left a legacy of innovative work in clay. He also influenced generations of potters during his tenure as an artist and professor. Widely collected, Shores had a particular presence in the Pacific Northwest where he taught at the University of Oregon and had his first retrospective at Museum of Contemporary Craft in 2008. This essay was written by former Director and Chief Curator Namita Wiggers, who curated Generations.