Between the kilns
It’s spring, and, in the burgeoning hamlet of Lincoln, all thoughts turn to clay. Lincoln is home of one of the country’s largest and richest clay deposits as well as the 130-year-old world-renowned clay factory Gladding, McBean. For the past 18 years, the Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation has hosted the annual Feats of Clay art exhibition. The juried show, which lures entrants nationwide, is exhibited in the factory, with some pieces ensconced in a beehive kiln. The ever-pervasive clay perfume coupled with the roar of massive kilns firing at 2,000-plus degrees makes for a pretty impressive exhibition venue. But the works are dazzling, too, like David DeLang’s “Pouring Vessel and Large Bowl,” which defies the laws of gravity. Jinsoo Song’s humorous “No Second Serving” is a perfect replica of your grandma’s floral, gold-rimmed soup bowl. But—oops!—the Chinese-style spoon is rimmed with (her?) pearly whites. See the art and get a factory tour, too, through May 22. Reservations are required. Call (916) 645-9713 for more information.