The pictures above are from the hand building demonstration workshop at Krueger Pottery, www.kruegerpottery.com/, I taught on Valentine's. It was a success! They had so many people register for the workshop, they had to find an alternative venue. This made me nervous, thinking, "How many?" Webster University's ceramics department was kind enough to lend them the space. The participants were a wonderful crowd of enthusiasts, hobbyists, and lifers. They asked great questions, and were responsive to my ideas and stories. I want to send a big THANK YOU to Ryan and Aimee Rich for having me in to teach, and Jeri Au, head of ceramics at Webster, for donating the ceramics studio. It was a blast!
Family Dinner, will be at JFH Studio in New Haven, MO from February 9-28th. While I was doing the residency at East Central College, I also had an opening reception in New Haven. JFH Studio is a great intimate space to have a show with large windows facing main street. I was pleasantly surprised with how many students and artists from the area attended. I had a lovely time.
From February 10-13, the art students at East Central College in Union, MO and I were busy creating an installation to transform a portion of their hallway. One of the tenets was to use materials that are readily available and inexpensive, such as kraft paper, charcoal, packaging tape, tracing and tissue paper, and paint. The other was to have the viewer become a participant in the space/installation changing their experience of walking down a hallway. The result is the picture above. They were a great group of students and faculty who worked tirelessly and enthusiastically for two and a half days. Best of all, we had wonderful critical discussions about design and installation art. Furthermore, we created a work of art that engaged the various departments on campus. Thank you for the hard work, camaraderie, and the willingness to embrace the unknown. I had a great time. For more pictures of the creation process you can visit my flickr account, http://www.flickr.com/photos/8158115@N05/sets/72157613868422322/.