Ceramic art redefined: “DMV Dirt” with Lori Katz

Frequent Torpedo Factory visitors have long understood the artistic potential of clay, but at a new exhibition in downtown D.C., Torpedo Factory artist Lori Katz joins three other area artists—Laurel Lukaszewski, Novie Trump, and Jodi Walsh—in emphasizing just how expressive such humble material can be. Read More …

Work from the wood kiln: Torpedo Factory artists get “Stoked” in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

When you talk to the ceramists at the Torpedo Factory, you soon discover that they devote tremendous care to an aspect of their process that the public rarely sees: choosing the type of kiln they use to fire their work. Some use electric or gas Read More …

Exhibitions, interviews, new adventures: Torpedo Factory news for January 2014

The new year is well underway, and our artists are undeterred by bone-chilling weather or dim winter light. We’re delighted to spotlight the recent accomplishments of Torpedo Factory artists near and far—and we invite you to share in their indefatigable creativity. * * * “Craftsmanship, Read More …

Bitter weather, beautiful art: November news from Torpedo Factory artists

In the 1840s, when comic poet Thomas Hood pointed out all the “no’s” in November—“no warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease”—he accurately captured the feeling of mid-month gloom, but blustery weather and cold winds didn’t chill his creativity, nor do they stifle ours. Torpedo Factory Read More …

Commissions, exhibitions, outdoor shows: autumn news from Torpedo Factory artists

As autumn decides whether or not to settle over Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory is as busy as ever, as are our artists. When you’re part of an arts community—which includes collectors, fans, and friends as well—the creativity never stops; we’re proud to share Read More …

Sun, surf, and water-based etching inks: scenes from a Torpedo Factory summer

How do artists spend the summer? It’s tempting to imagine that Torpedo Factory artists become relaxed, even downright languid, from May through September—but lately, the building has been hopping. If you’ve checked in lately with your favorite artists, you’ve seen that they don’t enjoy longer Read More …

Current and Upcoming off-site shows

Work by Gretchen Raber, Goldsmith Designer In addition to visiting our studios, you can often find Torpedo Factory artists out in the community and at other arts venues. A short list of current sightings: Gretchen Raber / Aug 24-Oct 21, 2012 The Craft Alliance, St. Read More …