Moore Opens “Soil, Stone, and Bone” Show at The Clay Studio

By RetterJ | April 19, 2019

Gregg Moore, associate professor of Art and Design, opened “Soil, Stone, Bone”—a ceramics exhibition featuring bone china made from animal bones ashes and farmland earth—at The Clay Studio in Old City, Philadelphia.

Moore’s collection of bone-ash ceramics is inspired by the cycle of life, imagining how pottery can turn plants and bone into immortal pieces of art. The project is a creative collaboration between Moore and chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a farm-to-table restaurant in Tarrytown, N.Y.

“Gregg’s ceramics mark the dynamic intersections of farming, cooking, eating, and being together,” wrote Kate Thomas of Bryn Mawr College. “This is pottery that brings depths to surfaces: the grass the cattle ate whitens the china; the imprints made by grazing, pecking, and rooting tell us who dined before us; the break in the clay reminds us that you and I are earth.”

“Soil, Stone, and Bone” is open until Sunday, May 26.