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Works of Seven Area Potters Showing in CCC's Marlin Gallery


Camden County College’s Marlin Gallery is presenting the works of seven artists – all of whom are potters – in the exhibition “Communal Fire: Wood-Fired in Southern New Jersey” through Sept. 26.

Featured in the show are pieces by Allen Willoughby of Deptford; David Gamber  of Moorestown; Debbie Hamalien of Medford; Linda Shusterman of Almonesson; Mark Bell of Voorhees; Meg Winchell Biddle of Moorestown; and Paul Serena of Mount Laurel.

According to Gamber, who is the curator of the show as well as a CCC alumnus and adjunct instructor, wood-firing is a communal event.

“The results are, in some small way, collaborative by process,” he says. “The artists represented here have all fired with me and, for the most part, each other at different times over the past 10 years.

“Each of us harbors a little pyromania in us, which allows us to commit to the time and effort that wood-firing requires. We share a passion for the process and for the results that process gives.”

“Communal Fire” is on display now through Sept. 26. An artists’ reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Admission to the show – and the reception – is free and open to the public.

The Marlin Gallery is located inside Lincoln Hall on the College’s Blackwood Campus, which is at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. Ample free, off-street parking is available.

Gallery hours are 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Additional viewing hours are available by contacting gallery director Therese Marlin by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4201, or via email at

Published: September 16, 2013