William & Mary

Art Professor Celebrates 37 Year Career with Exhibition

Professor Marlene Jack

An exhibition celebrating the 37-year career of Marlene Jack, William & Mary professor of ceramics, opens Saturday, April 16, at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.   The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, June 19.

Marlene Jack: Retrospective showcases functional works designed for the domestic environment as well as figurative sculptures.  Her work, she says, is influenced by many things, including the long history of pottery traditions in different cultures, but with a contemporary flare.  She looks to Japanese folk pottery and objects from the Arts and Crafts Movement and Modernism periods, and is also inspired by everyday objects that can be found at flea markets, which is evident by the old fabricated metal pouring pots lined up on shelves above windows in her studio. Read more.