Lillian Vanous Nutt Room in the Greenfield Library

Pots in the Library: Reading Form, Surface, and Function

Ceramics by John McClure and Bill Rogers | April 6 – May 31, 2016


Annapolis Greenfield Library Nutt Room Pots Exhibit 2016 Mitchell Gallery St. John's College

Potters John McClure and Bill Rogers have enjoyed exploring ceramics as secondary occupations following successful careers in other professions. This exhibition of pottery represents each potter’s exploration and journey as their work developed over the last decade. View the exhibition postcard.


John McClure initially studied ceramics at Antioch College, but shifted to an education in engineering, and graduated from the University of Maryland. After a long career as a design engineer, McClure returned to ceramics after taking a class at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. He is now an Artist-in-Residence at Maryland Hall and the Pottery Studio Tech, where he enjoys ample time to explore his re-kindled relationship with clay. McClure is a member of the Potters Guild of Annapolis and has had work included in multiple shows at Maryland Hall, the Maryland Federation of Art, and in the national juried show, “Less is More,” at the Mitchell Gallery.

Bill Rogers became involved in ceramics 14 years ago, as his career in vascular surgery was winding down. Rogers received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University and practiced in the United States and Australia. His instruction in ceramics began at Anne Arundel Community College, and he is furthering his exploration of the ceramic world in the pottery studio at Maryland Hall. A member of the Potters Guild of Annapolis, Rogers enjoys the process of creating practical, functional, pottery and is fascinated by the myriad choices in throwing, decorating and glazing ceramic pieces.


For more information, or for library hours, call 410-626-2548 or visit the Greenfield Library Hours page. Exhibits are free and open to the public.


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