Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pottery Exhibition: Wood Fired by Naysan McIlhargey

It seems that everything about the exhibition of the work of local potter Naysan McIlhargey that opened in Springfield yesterday is unique: from the wood firing of the pieces; to the Frank LLoyd Wright house where they are being displayed; to the fine art photography documenting the process. The Westcott House is located at 1340 E. High St. in Springfield. The exhibit will run until August 30. For more information, go to and

(Corrected on 7/1/09 to change the link to the Miami Valley Pottery Website to

Three urns are displayed on a shelf next to a period sink in the kitchen of the 1908 Westcott House.

Yellow Springers and Springfieldites alike were in abundance at the opening reception last night.

Naysan explained the process and thanked the volunteers who helped him with the firing.

The house offers many nooks and shelves for display.

The reception spilled out into the garden at the rear of the house.

More photos on The Chronicles of Kresge.


David Mader said...

It was a pleasure to meet you at Naysan's Open House. I decided to check out your blog. Thanks for the coverage of Naysan's show at the Westcott House. One correction, you listed two web sites at the end of the "article" one for Westcott and the second I assumed for Naysan's website. If that's so the 2nd URL is incorrect, not "" but ""; MV for Miami Valley! Hope you can correct this so folks can find their way to his very attractive & informative site. Thanks, David Mader

Virgil Hervey said...

Thanks David,

I have made the correction. And it was a pleasure to meet you, too. Wonderful show! Naysan is a true artist in the pottery medium.