Maumee Valley Country Day School Wolfe Gallery Sunset Fields & Fired Ceramics Exhibition

The Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School announces an exhibition of abstract paintings titled “Sunset Fields” by Holly Harbaugh and wood fired ceramics by John Thies and Tiffany Hyland.

The show will be on display from August 18th through October 10th. A reception will be held in Wolfe Gallery on Friday, September 5th, from 5:30-8:30pm. The gallery is located at Maumee Valley Country Day School, at 1715 S. Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio, 43614 and will be open weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm. For more information, contact Kristin Kowalski at kkowalski@mvcds.org.
The Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School announces an exhibition of abstract paintings titled “Sunset Fields” by Holly Harbaugh and wood fired ceramics by John Thies and Tiffany Hyland.

The show will be on display from August 18th through October 10th. A reception will be held in Wolfe Gallery on Friday, September 5th, from 5:30-8:30pm. The gallery is located at Maumee Valley Country Day School, at 1715 S. Reynolds Road, Toledo, Ohio, 43614 and will be open weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm. For more information, contact Kristin Kowalski at kkowalski@mvcds.org.

After discovering pottery in high school in the mid 70’s John Thies spent several years working as an apprentice to various production potters across the United States. He discovered wood firing early in his career and has been producing wood fired pottery and building kilns every since.

In 2010, after spending 28 years as the owner of his own pottery studio in Maryland, John made the decision to relocate to Ohio and open Manabigama Pottery Center with his friend and partner Tiffany Hyland.
The work that John and Tiffany are producing is diverse but they place a special emphasis on fine wood fired stoneware finished in the Manabigama kilns they built in their studio. By using minimal glazing they allow the wood fires natural ash deposits and flame flashing patterns to finish each piece. This natural and ancient method of producing pottery gives every pot a beautiful and unique surface.

Holly Harbaugh, a Toledo native, has been an abstract artist for the last eight years and creates abstract art on canvas with acrylic paint. Harbaugh’s display is entitled Sunset Fields. Each piece was inspired by the memory of a sunset and a field of flowers. Holly has been fortunate to travel to many different places throughout the world and have had the opportunity to view many sunsets. Her love for wildflowers naturally played a role in the process as well. Each piece was created with her love of color and nature.
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