About The Museum

The Meridian Museum of Art (MMA) is housed in the historic Old Carnegie Library building, which was constructed in 1912-13, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Mississippi Landmark. The Museum seeks to promote and support the art, artists, and art programs of our area and region through art education, exhibitions, collections, collaborations with other organizations, special events, and community involvement. MMA programs are designed to further these goals and to make art accessible to everyone in the community. The Museum serves an audience from across the state and region, but primarily from Meridian and Lauderdale County and the surrounding counties: Kemper, Neshoba, Newton, Jasper, and Clarke (in MS), and Sumter and Choctaw (in AL).

MSCLAYWORKS INVITATIONAL

 

The MS Clayworks Invitational is the beginning of a journey in which contemporary ceramics of the 21st Century are featured in Meridian Museum of Art. Invited artists from across the United States are featured. These artists works feature diverse subjects, working techniques and clay mediums.The show collaborates and exchanges information between artists, collectors, and passionate art admirers.

We strive to bring high quality ceramic art by nationally and internationally renowned ceramic artists to Meridian and we trust people from around Mississippi will make an effort to attend this show.

Antoinette Badenhorst

(CURATOR OF THE EXHIBITION)

Antoinette’s career as a potter started in South Africa and continued to develop after she obtained  a green card for her and her family in the USA. Specializing in porcelain, she also mentors, teaches and encourage to potters ( as well as other artists) across the world in all ceramic related topics. Students from across the world benefit from her information packed workshops.

www.porcelainbyantoinette.com

BRENDA WOLF (CANADA) saskcraftcouncil.org

BRYAN HOPKINS (New York) hopkinspottery.com

CLAUDIA KA CARTEE (MISSISSIPPI) kapotterystudio.com

CONNER BURNS (MISSISSIPPI) conner burns.com

Connie Christensen (COLORADO) conniechristensen.com

CURTIS BENZLE (ALABAMA) benzleporcelain.com

DANNY MEISINGER (KANSAS) spinningearthpottery.com

DAVID MACDONALD (NEW YORK) davidmcdonaldpottery.com

Gail Morton (MISSISSIPPI) gmorton150@gmail.com

HELENE FIELDER (MISSISSIPPI) bumblebee pottery.com

JEFF LONGTIN (MISSISSIPPI) plasterjfl@aol.com

JOHN ALBERT MURPHY (MICHIGAN)

LARRY ALLEN (ALABAMA) larryallenpottery.com

LARRY HALVORSEN (WASHINGTON) halvorsenclay.com

LOU PEROZZI (ILLINOIS)

MARK GOUDY (CALIFORNIA) markgoudy.com

PETE PINNELL (NEBRASKA) Pete.pinnell@unl.edu

 

ROBERT LONG (MISSISSIPPI) rlong@caad.msstate.edu

 

MICHAEL SCHWEGMANN (ILLINOIS) schwegmannstudios.com

Sam Clark (MISSISSIPPI) samclarkart.com

SNAIL SCOTT (ILLINOIS)

STEPHEN PHILLIPS  (MISSISSIPPI) stephenspotterhouseproductions.com

Susan Clark (MISSISSIPPI)

 

Susan Thomas (MISSISSIPPI) susanthomasart.com

Private collection works on display

South Africa
Gabby Snyman, John Shirley, Rika Herbst, Sandy Godwin​

USA
David Voorhees, ​Marie Gibbons, Obie Clark, Paul Lewing

 

 

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628 25th Avenue
Meridian, MS

Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00AM–4:00PM