Join us in welcoming Ruth Easterbrook to the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts as one of our 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence. Easterbrook will also be an instructor with the program teaching both "Introduction to the Wheel" and "Combined Methods". Easterbrook will present her work and discuss the progression of her career in this visual presentation.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.
I was first introduced to clay in high school where I found a place of confidence and leadership. I began continuing my education at RISD summer school while in high school and then at Syracuse University when I earned my B.F.A ceramics in 2007. After graduating I gained skills of making through “practice makes better” while being the lead apprenticed as a production thrower at Hoyman-Browe Studios. I value the learning through hands on experience and have assisted various ceramic artists and studios over the years. I see the beginning of my career as a serious ceramic artist in 2014 when I left my day job to attend an eight-week spring concentration at Penland School of Craft. Here I had the time and encouragement to see what I had to offer and recognize my abilities not as assistant but as artist. My career has continued since then next to Anderson Ranch Arts Center, as a student, summer intern and in 2016 as artist in resident. In May 2019, I acquired my MFA at Alfred University I am excited to see what is next in the creative journey.