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Work by South African natives highlights an international pottery symposium

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Hotchkiss School art teacher Delores Coan carefully unwrapped pots and other ceramic art for an exhibition of work from South Africa, now open at the school’s Tremaine Gallery. Photo By Cynthia Hochswender

LAKEVILLE — Two drastically different styles of South African pottery will be featured in an exhibit entitled “Clay: The Art of Earth and Fire” at The Hotchkiss School’s Tremaine Gallery through June 12.

The first style is a traditional Zulu technique of pottery, which is handmade and pit fired. The creations are traditional “beer pots,” which are often used in spiritual ceremonies.

The second is an entirely modern approach that incorporates the color and culture of the Zulu people, created by the Ardmore school of artists.

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