Linda and Garth will both be at Western Carolina University (WCU) doing a number of events next week, including a joint demo session on Wednesday, February 10th, at our usual 6 pm meeting time. Highly recommended!
They will also be giving public lectures on Monday, February 8th:
Public Lecture 6-7:10 PM, Garth Johnson
Intermission/ Reception 7:10-7:40 PM
Public Lecture 7:40-8:50, PM, Linda Christianson
Bardo Art Center, Room 130
Here are the descriptions of the lectures and a little more about both of the presenters:
Curator of Ceramics, Arizona State University Art Museum &
ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center.
Artist, Writer, Curator & Educator
Garth’s multimedia lecture will examine a new generation of ceramic artists has added the video camera to their usual arsenal of tools. Filmed documentation of the crafts is as old as film itself, but there is something distinctive about the approach taken by young ceramic artists who have grown up with video and social media. Instead of using the camera to merely document process, many artists use the camera to document how their work is being used… or abused. Others use video as a promotional tool. Still others fuse all of the above strategies with wild abandon.
Studio Potter & Educator, MN
“Where Ideas Come From”
Linda Christianson is an independent studio potter who lives and works in rural Minnesota. She studied at Hamline University (St Paul, Minnesota), and the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts (Banff, Alberta, Canada). She exhibits nationally and internationally, including one person exhibits in London and St. Louis. Her pieces are in numerous public and private collections, including the American Museum of Ceramic Art and the Glenboe Museum. An itinerate educator, Linda has taught at colleges and universities, including Carleton College and the Hartford Art School. She received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the McKnight Foundation. Her recent writing appeared in Studio Potter and The Log Book. One of her goals is to make a better cup each day.
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.