Greg Kuharic: Bethel Pike Legatee Exhibit

Haan Museum of Indiana Art
920 E. State Street, Lafayette, IN 47905
  • Presented By: Haan Museum of Indiana Art
  • Dates: June 13, 2024 - August 17, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $12 adults, $6 youth 5-17
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Greg Kuharic: Bethel Pike Pottery Legatee
Opening reception June 13: Meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments
Exhibition June 14 to August 17, 2024

This exhibition features high-fired stoneware by Hoosier potter Greg Kuharic, the first apprentice at Bethel Pike Pottery. The Pottery was founded by Alan Patrick and John Peterson in 1966, and Kuharic worked for them for seven years before opening his own studio.

After operating his own studio for ten years, Greg accepted a job as Vice President of the 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts Department at Sotheby’s in NY. He was also one of the appraisers on Antiques Road Show. Kuharic re-ignited his interest in making pots by taking summer sessions at Haystack and Watershed, and working as artist-in-residence at SUNY in NY. He rented Alan Patrick’s studio for month-long sessions to return to his roots as time permitted, and moved back to his hometown of Mishawaka

Kuharic’s works range from large platters from his senior project at Ball State to his later vegetal forms. Most of his pots in the exhibition were donated to the Haan Museum, and others are on loan. Some of the Alan Patrick and John Peterson pieces were part of a donation to the Museum by Kuharic in 2020, and others were purchased previously.

Special thanks to Home of Purdue for their support.