Cultural Focus

  • 2020 Sep 25

    Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Lorna Meaden

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

     

    Lorna Meaden ceramics

    Let's travel to beautiful Durango, Colorado to visit full-time studio potter Lorna Meaden. During this two-hour studio visit and demonstation, Lorna will focus on thrown forms such as beautiful pouring vessels and the more unexpected forms like juicers! Lorna will discuss her surface techniques of incising and embedding color to enhance her forms that are then fired in a wood/soda kiln.

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  • 2020 Oct 03

    Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Kent McLaughlin

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Kent McLaughlin

    During this visit we travel to the mountains of North Carolina to visit potter and educator Kent McLaughlin. During this two-hour studio visit and demonstation, Kent will focus on thrown and altered stacked forms. Kent McLaughlin and his wife Suze Lindsay work out of their studio Fork Mountain pottery, featuring salt and reduction kilns.

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  • 2020 Oct 10

    Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Susan O'Byrne

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Susan OByrne

    Grab your Zoom passport as we are traveling to Glasgow, Scotland to visit with ceramic sculptor, Susan O'Byrne! Susan gave a lecture at the Harvard Ceramics Program this past year while traveling in the US and she left our audience wanting to see her process in person! We will visit with Susan and learn more about her process though a demonstration during this 2-hour visit!

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  • 2020 Oct 16

    Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Mac McCusker

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Mac McCusker

    During this visit we travel to Durham, North Carolina to visit with figurative sculptor Mac McCusker and view a demonstration of his work. Mac McCusker’s figurative work and narrative vessels document personal experiences and struggles as a transgender artist. McCusker addresses preconceptions and prejudices about transgender and gender non-binary individuals as well as about the larger LGBTQIA community by sharing personal narratives through self-portrait busts, small-scale figures, and sculptural vessels.

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  • 2020 Oct 17

    Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Suze Lindsay - Form

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    SuzeLindsay

    During this visit we have the pleasure of traveling to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina to visit the one and only Suze Lindsay for a special two-hour edition of our series! During this visit, Suze will be focused on demonstrating simple drop molds and  how to make drape platter forms/molds. Attention will be  directed towards resolutions for feet and rims. We will be creating new tools for our studio practice and all materials used will be shared with each participant prior to the event so that you can follow along with Suze! We will visit Suze later in the Fall to discuss surface enhancements with slips on November 21st!

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  • 2020 Oct 24

    Visit an Artist - April Felipe

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    April Felipe

    This week, we'll go to Albany, Ohio to visit April Felipe. April explores themes of personal history, identity and belonging through her ceramic work. In this 1-hour studio visit, April will invite us into her home studio to discuss her incredibly crafted sculptural work as well as give us a look at what she is working on now! 

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  • 2020 Oct 30

    Visit an Artist - Brad Schwieger

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Brad Schwieger

    We're off to Ohio to visit the studio of master potter and sculptor Brad Schwieger. During this one-hour studio visit, Brad will discuss his artistic journey and the parallels he finds between architecture and pottery. "Like architecture, pottery deals with elements of form and structure, interior/exterior, utility or containment, surface detail and adornment. I have attempted to synthesize these interests and produce work that shares the minimal and complex, the miniature and monumental, the formal elements of design, the implied and the possibility of actual function." - Brad Schwieger

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  • 2020 Oct 31

    Visit an Artist - En Iwamura

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Zoom

    En Iwamura

    We are off to Japan to visit with the incredibly prolific sculptor En Iwamura!

    About the Visit an Artist Series: Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

    En Iwamura's current research investigates how he can influence and alter the experience of viewers who occupy space with his installation artworks. When Iwamura describes the space and scale in his works, he references the Japanese philosophy of Ma. Ma implies meanings of distance, moment, space, relationship, and more. People constantly read and measure different Ma between themselves, and finding the proper or comfortable Ma between people or places can provide a specific relationship at a given moment. Through his work, Iwamura intend to create such an encounter with site-responsive installations, and provide through entering the space, an opportunity for viewers to recognize Ma themselves.

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  • 2020 Nov 14

    Visit an Artist and Demonstration - Arthur Gonzalez

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Arthur Gonzalez

    We are honored to have the opportunity to visit one of the most important voices in the the field of ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting and drawing - Arthur Gonzalez! We will visit with Arthur in his California studio to discuss how he has crafted a career not defined by any one process or material but instead with his own unique brand of storytelling. From the artist's website: "Dark, somber and foreboding, Arthur Gonzalez's works encourage serious deliberation and reflection on the relationship between personal concerns and world issues. Raw in form, lacking in smoothness and rough in finish, the ceramic sculptures give glimpses of a conversation or a contemplation in progress. Gonzalez's creations of ceramic and found objects reveal visions and feelings that are not polished but ongoing processes of gyrating thoughts and churning emotions that threaten to erupt into reality and consciousness to defy the fantasy of a peaceful experience."

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  • 2020 Nov 21

    Visit and Artist and Demonstration - Suze Lindsay - Surface

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Suze Lindsay NOvember

    Once again, we have the pleasure of traveling to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina to visit the one and only Suze Lindsay for a special two-hour edition of our series! During this visit, Suze will be focused her methods of decorating with slips to define and compliment the form. Though Suze fires in salt, these same techniques and slip recipes can be used in a variety of firing temperatures and atmospheres. All the recipes discussed during Suze's demonstration will be provided to each registered student.

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