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March 2018

Finishing Flourishes: Handles, Knobs and Embellishments

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March 5 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 6:00 pm

Potters top work off with finishing touches, putting apparent punctuation on pots. Often exclamation points are in rolled, pulled and textured details as dramatic handles, knotty knobs and expressive elements complete clay artistry. With the Ceramic Guild.

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April 2018

Beasts Beyond Boundaries: Cultural Creature-centric Connections

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April 2 @ 10:00 am - April 29 @ 6:00 pm

The Animal kingdom reigns far and wide as animals reach beyond borders as critter accented work goes worldwide with influences from Europe to Eurasia and beyond. Snakes bring good fortune in South America, while birds bring happiness in countless cultures. Cats laze about on our shelves while horses stampede the gallery. Scope welcomes local T.C. Williams High School ceramics students to jury our show and present selected pieces for display. In conjunction with BunnyFest on Saturday, March 31. With the…

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Florals and Foliage

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April 30 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 6:00 pm

Green is the new black as the world wakes and mother nature does a medley of moves for the Spring production. Blooms bound onto center stage while trees build to the climax. Planting season does pirouettes while herbs and other edibles do an impactful second act. Potters offer a supporting cast of salad bowls, planters and vases and artists express acres of natural inspiration. In conjunction with the Art League’s Sogetsu Ikebana show May 1 to 5. With the Ceramic…

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June 2018

Selfie: Not for Sharing

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June 4 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 6:00 pm

Take time to treat yourself right, do some soul searching and local handmade retail therapy by selecting a treasure that reflects individualism. Test what appeals to enhance your environment and find a bauble that tickles your fancy. Just do it, only for you. Artists focus on onesies with bud vases, cups and offer the id-centric with personal use in mind. In conjunction with Art Leagues Reflections from June 5 to July 1. With the Kiln Club

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July 2018

Fruity Influences

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July 2 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 6:00 pm

A fresh, tasty crop inspires a variety of shapes and colors as produce mixes with pottery in a refreshing blend of Summer fun. Pots echo of pears, bowls exude eggplant, wine inspires tasteful vintage vessels and dishware in stunning red is the cherry on top. In conjunction with Art League’s Tabletop show. With the Ceramic Guild

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Brilliance: An Exploration of Heat and Light

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July 30 @ 10:00 am - September 2 @ 6:00 pm

Select something that sparkles, treasure a wood-fired wonder with a toasty finish or a reflective, refractive crystalline- glazed form. Warm up to candlesticks, tea light holders, lamps and lanterns. In conjunction with Art Leagues Reflections. With the Kiln Club

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September 2018


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September 3 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 6:00 pm

Artists compose a shapeshifting symphony with patterns and forms based on polygons and cutting edge configurations in vivid glazes. Clay offers a concerto of concentric circles, a bellaggio of boat forms and trippy tripods and triangles. With the Kiln Club

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October 2018

Beginnings & Endings

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October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 28 @ 6:00 pm

Once upon a time, there was dishware for starters and desserts in the Gallery called Scope, where the hardworking artists dreamed up ceramic works for the home. Potters and sculptors produced functional and decorative works known far and wide: Beautiful maternity sculptures embody the beginning of life, while and elegant pedestal cake plates present grand a happily ever after. With the Ceramic Guild

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Reframe Your Feast: Recycle Reuse

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October 29 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 6:00 pm

The day-after gets a do-over as excess from Thanksgiving feasting is reinvented in splendid serve ware. Cast off the corning ware and do your day-two in handmade elegance that goes from oven to table. Covered casseroles, bakers and trays class up traditional holiday hangovers while reducing the paper and plastic along with fridge overload. With the Kiln Club

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105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.