Piedmont Art Department hosting ceramics art show

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Ceramics artists Derek Hambly and Rose Esson-Dawson are exhibiting their work at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art through Feb. 5. A reception for the show, titled “Confluence,” will be held at 6 p.m., Jan. 12, in the museum located on Georgia Street in downtown Demorest.

New England native Hambly was mentored at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass., where he earned his bachelor of arts degree with concentrations in fine art, crafts, and history. He then went on to earn his master of fine arts degree from Kent State University. Hambly is currently the Director of Ceramics at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, Calif. His work can be seen at derekthomasceramics.com.

Esson-Dawson is currently at the Worcester Center for Craft in Worcester, Mass., where she is the Artist-in-Residence. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in studio art from Bridgewater State College and a master of fine arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Here work can be seen at www.ressondawson.com.