Monday, August 27, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
|Fourth of July: Fireworks on the lawn|
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
By Example: NC Potters and Their Mentors
June 29th - August 26th
Green Hill Center for NC Art
200 North Davie St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
By Example presents the work of twenty younger NC ceramic artists who use color, texture and imagery in their work and examines the sources of the newer guard of NC clay makers. Guest curator Ronan Kyle Peterson has selected 20 artists who in turn have invited 20 mentors who have impacted their work and careers in a significant way. This exhibit will include both functional and sculptural ceramic works which will introduce viewers to the clay medium through new approaches to surface design, and innovative use of ancient techniques. Themes such as artistic borrowings from other media in contemporary craft and the importance of mentorship will also be explored.
Artist and mentor blurbs:
Jason Burnett on mentor, and Arrowmont Instructor, Tom Bartel:
“Tom Bartel was my ceramics undergraduate professor at Western Kentucky University. As an educator he taught me how to discover ideas and foster artistic growth. Active in his career exhibiting, curating, and instructing he’s exemplary in the ceramic field. Still developing my early career as an artist Tom Bartel inspires by example and continues to support me as a mentor as a friend.”
Tom Bartel on Jason Burnett:
"In 2004 Jason Burnett cut through the Western Kentucky University ceramics studio on his way to the graphic design lab and never left. His curiosities for clay and for the camaraderie of the ceramics community have afforded Jason an arena that he is empowered by. In turn, I have seen Jason’s curiosity transform into a passion that makes the whole ceramics community a better place and whom I am proud to have mentored knowing that Jason is capable of anything. Not because of “what I taught him,” but rather by inviting him to think for himself."
Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Yarn bombed, that is! Thank you Streetcolor for brightening up the push bar at Arrowmont. You may be wondering, "Who did this? Why?" If you visit their blog, you can see lots of colorful yarn bombing adventures and get some answers:
How many people are therein Streetcolor?
There is myself and my apprentice who I call the Russian. I dye the fiber , spin the yarn on a drop spindle, design most of the peices and knit. The Russian knits, does some design and we both sew up the knitting.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Shawn O'Connor's gorgeous wood fired pottery is now on display at Mudfire Gallery in Atlanta. His solo show, "Daily Conversations" opens today. You have to hold Shawn's pieces in your hands to fully experience their silky smoothness, but if you can't get to Atlanta, you can catch a glimpse of their beauty online here. Shawn was a 2010-2011 Arrowmont Resident Artist. Congratulations Shawn!