Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Art Students attend Ceramic workshop with Jeff Shapiro

Art majors attended a 2-day workshop at Funke Fired Arts in Cincinnati with New York Ceramic Artist, Jeff Shapiro. Shapiro addressed the audience and created an installation piece Friday night, in conjunction with the opening reception of his exhibition with renowned artist, Don Reitz. On Saturday, he demonstrated the throwing of traditional Raku teabowls in the morning, and large slab construction in the afternoon. After spending years apprenticing in ancient Japanese pottery villages, Shapiro portrayed the much revered "tea aesthetic", even making authentic tea (matcha) for the participants.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Alumni Sighting

Matt Hyleck (BFA Ceramics - 1997 - Xavier University) Education Coordinator at Baltimore Clayworks . . . spotted at the National Ceramics Conference in Tampa, Florida (NCECA) “manning the booth”! (top)

Stephanie Lanter - BA Ceramics - 1998 - Xavier University
Sighted at the National Ceramics Conference (NCECA) in April, Tampa, Florida
with her piece in the “You Know You Want To . . . .” exhibition. (bottom)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Jackie Brookner Visit

 Jackie Brookner collaborates with ecologists, design professionals, communities, and policy makers to create water remediation systems for wetlands, rivers, streams, and stormwater runoff that are works of public art. Her biosculptures are evocative, plant-based living systems that clean polluted water and integrate ecological revitalization with the metaphoric and aesthethic qualities of sculpture. Brookner envisions and creates a world where human and other than human systems exist in mutually beneficial relationships. Her recent projects include Laughing Brook in Salway Park in Cincinnati, part of the Millcreek Restoration Project. She is a contributing author to "Urban Rain: Stormwater as Resource" and a former teaching fellow at Harvard University.