Alfred University News

February 14, 2020

Waylande Gregory Exhibition Opens at Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Ar historian Thomas C. Folk discusses the exhibit, joined by Wayne Higby, director of the Museum
Ar historian Thomas C. Folk discusses the exhibit, joined by Wayne Higby, director of the Museum

The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Thursday formally opened its spring exhibition of the ceramic art of Waylande Gregory, recognized as America’s premier ceramic artist of the 1930’s.


ALFRED, NY ­– The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum Thursday formally opened its spring exhibition of the ceramic art of  Waylande Gregory, recognized as America’s premier ceramic artist of the 1930’s. The 1930’s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory will be on display at the museum through July 26.

The exhibition is made up largely of Gregory’s sculpture on loan to the museum from the collection of art historian Thomas C. Folk, who currently teaches at the New York School of Interior Design and at New York University. Folk will deliver a lecture on Gregory’s life and work, Understanding Waylande Gregory: a Monumental Vision for Ceramics, at 4:30 pm today (Feb. 14) in Room 106 of Binns-Merrill Hall on the Alfred University campus. The lecture is open to the public.

Visitors to the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum may already be acquainted with one of Gregory’s monumental sculptures, Mother and Child, which was once the centerpiece of the fourth Syracuse Ceramic National of 1935. Mother and Child now is a central feature of the Museum’s permanent collection.