Did you know that New Jersey was once known for its excellent clay and sand?

Clay and sand are natural materials that make up glass and ceramics. They can be found in many of New Jersey’s varied landscapes, although the high-quality clay is long gone. These examples highlight the diversity of artists, craftspeople, and designers who created decorative and functional objects. Notice the range of forms and styles from the 19th century to the present. Nine women and eight men, including Black, Hispanic, Japanese American, and Jewish artists, made these artworks, on loan from The Newark Museum of Art.

Organized by:

Drumthwacket Foundation and The Newark Museum of Art