ETSU Visiting Artist Demonstration

Hello all!

I am writing to invite you to attend the spring semester visiting artist demonstration at ETSU. This year, the members of the Student Ceramics Association selected artist Tim Kowalczyk. The event will take place on Feb 26 (9:00am - 4:00pm) & February 27 (9:00am - 12:00pm). This event is free and open to the public!

Tim is a studio artist and instructor at Illinois Community College. He was selected by the SCA because he specializes in Trompe-l'œil ceramics, making clay look like cardboard, metal, and many other materials. To achieve these effects, he uses a specialized clay body, elaborate hand-building processes, and transfer techniques for his surface design. Tim will focus his demo on functional objects. 

Artist Bio:

Since graduating with his MFA from Illinois State University in 2011, Tim has maintained an active studio practice from his home in Minonk, Illinois. For the past 7 years Tim has participated in a steady stream of juried, group, invitational, and solo exhibitions. He has received several awards including the Presidential Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Merwin Medal: McLean County 82nd Annual Amateur Show, and Best of Show: Water Street Studios Anniversary Show. Tim’s work can be seen in private collections, University collections, and in a recent American Craft Magazine article.

Tim’s work has been featured on Colossal by Kate Sierzputowski, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, TwistedSifter, BoredPanda, HOMECRUX by Monica Thakur, DeMilked, FactRiver by Tiffany,, Whizual by Igor Stankovic, Laughing Squid by Lori Dorn, Cultura Inquieta, and Inceredibilia by Graziella Guglielmino.

While this information is getting to you a little later than I planned (sorry!) we would be very happy to have you, your students, and/or anyone in your community attend. If you think you will join us, please just let me know and I will offer further instructions on getting to campus, parking, etc.

Hope you all are very well!


Lindsay Rogers

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Associate Professor, Ceramics

Department of Art and Design

East Tennessee State University