The Gladding, McBean & Co. factory in Lincoln, California has operated continuously since 1875. Starting as a clay pipe manufacturer, “the pottery” soon expanded its product line and by the end of the 19th century was producing the architectural terra cotta that continues to ornament buildings in major cities across the U.S. and beyond. Between 1996 and 2011, in workshops organized by Gene Kennedy, nearly 300 photographers explored, documented, and interpreted Gladding, McBean. Others made photographs during the annual Feats of Clay ceramics exhibition held at Gladding, McBean from 1987 to 2011.
To celebrate this photographic legacy, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center will host a major photographic exhibit in September 2018. Entitled Mixing Light with Clay: Photographs from the Gladding, McBean Pottery, the exhibit will feature a juried selection of photographs made within the factory and grounds of Gladding, McBean. The exhibit is open to all photographers and all photographic techniques.
For more information, see the Call for Entries