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Work by Alfred University professor Sikora to be exhibited at Ferrin Contemporary

Artwork by Linda Sikora, professor of ceramics at Alfred University, will be shown in an exhibition which opens later this month at the Ferrin Contemporary gallery in North Adams, MA.

The exhibition, titled “Darkening Ground,” opens April 22 and will remain on view through June 11.

Darkening Ground is described as “a poetic and conceptual look at forms, vessels, and other ceramic gestures.” Sikora uses three distinct visual categories—woodgrain, blackware, and redware—and refers to them as Ground I, Ground II, and Ground III.

Sikora is the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship as well as many awards for excellence in teaching. Her work was acquired by the Smithsonian in 2022 and featured at the Renwick in their 50th-anniversary exhibition “ This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World.” To learn more about the artist, watch the PBS Craft in America documentary featuring her work.