Our 4 NEW Winter Exhibitions are now ON-VIEW through March 5th, 2023. 

Please join us for our FREE and Open to the Public 

Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception on Friday, December 2nd from 5pm-7pm.


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Thinking with Animals (November 25, 2022- March 5, 2023)


Animals have been subjects in art and ceramics throughout history and across all cultures. These creatures have been used as symbols, archetypes, and to speak to the human relationship with nature. Animals provide a universally understood way to examine ideas that may be difficult to discuss or understand in any other form.


The ceramic artists in Thinking with Animals are a diverse representation of gender identity, culture, backgrounds, and career stages. Likewise, the range of building techniques demonstrated in the work on display includes slip casting, paper clay, solid building, hollow building, wheel throwing and mixed media.



CMA is excited to present over 50 ceramic artists in our galleries to share with our visitors this winter. The symbolism and metaphor reflected within the archetype of the animal is the unifying constant within the menagerie of our galleries.


List of Participating Artists: 


Molly Allen

Crista Ames

Pavel Amromin

Rebekah Bogard

Kelsey Bowen

Ariel Bowman

Beth Cavener

Mya Cluff

Linda Cordell

Sarah Davey

Alanna DeRocchi

Natasha Dikareva

Shelsea Dodd

Morel Doucet

Lukas Easton

Shauna Fahley

Alessandro Gallo

Julia Galloway

Steven Godfrey

Donald  Guidoboni

Richard W. James

GV Kelley

Gunyoung Kim

Bethany Krull

Ben Lambert

Malia Landis

Calvin Ma

Kate MacDowell

Gustavo Martinez

Kelly McLaughlin

Peter Morgan

Nathan Murray

Emily Nickel

Sharon Norwood

Susan O'Byrne

Kyungmin Park

Adelaide Paul

Lindsay Pichaske

Taylor Robenalt

George Rodriguez

Erika Sanada

Sara Torgison

Jason Walker

Stephanie Wilhelm

Travis Winters

Russell  Wrankle

Wesley Wright




On Friday, Dec. 2nd from 5pm-7pm celebrate our Winter Exhibitions’ Opening Reception at CMA.

Winter Opening Reception includes opportunities to meet exhibiting artists, ask CMA Curators questions about the Winter Exhibits,

enjoy light bites, cookies and a cash bar. In addition, CMA will be offering FREE admission and extended hours from 10am-8pm

throughout the day (on 12/02/22) for December’s Downtown Canton First Friday.



Image Previous Page: Unable to Know, 2020. Taylor Robenalt. Porcelain, dark stoneware, underglaze, glaze, and luster. 20 x 15 x 22 inches. 


Above Image: Tug, 2021. Ariel Bowman. Ceramic, mixed media. 12 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches. 





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