August into autumn: news from Torpedo Factory artists

With the coming of Labor Day weekend, we reach the turn in the year when, in the words of poet and Poe paramour Sarah Helen Whitman, “Summer gathers up her robes of glory / And, like a dream of beauty, glides away.” Fortunately, art endures—and Read More …

“Without a wasted note”: the ceramic art of Lori Ehrlich Katz

Torpedo Factory artists hold strong opinions about balancing utility and beauty—but ceramicist Lori Ehrlich Katz is happy to let the viewer decide. “I find that most people who own my teapots display them and use them rarely, if at all,” she says. “All of my Read More …

Natural textures, handcrafted forms: the sculpture of Mary Hourihan Lynch

“Full Fathom Five,”oil on canvas More than 30 years ago, Mary Hourihan Lynch stared out at the Breton coast and had an artistic realization: “the flat rectangular canvas was insufficient to interpret my view of the scene.” Since then, she’s striven to depict the world Read More …