JUNE 2022 NEWSLETTER
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Emily Rensink at LightSpaceTime Gallery
Emily Rensink was juried into LightSpaceTime Gallery’s 12th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition. The show will be up for the month of May 2022, then will be archived on their website. https://www.lightspacetime.art/figurative-art-exhibition-2022-3-dimensional-category/
Emily Rensink at Monserrat College of Art
Emily Rensink was accepted into Monserrat College of Art’s Inspired Views exhibition, showcasing the work of art educators across the nation. The exhibition will be held in their campus gallery in Beverly, MA June 1 - July 2, 2022. https://www.montserrat.edu/?s=Inspired+views
A. M. Schaer at Visual Art Alliance
Alison de Lima Greene selected "Bear I" by A. M. Schaer for inclusion in the Visual Art Alliance's 38th Juried Open Exhibition at Sabine Street Studios 1907 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007. Exhibition runs from May 18-June 7th. Reception is May 18 from 6 pm - 9 pm. Artist Talks are on Saturday June 11 from 2 pm - 4 pm.
A. M. Schaer has only recently returned to 3-d work after a hiatus of more than 35 years. You can see more of her sculpture as well her acrylic paintings and digital work at https://www.artgeekgal.com. or at https://www.instagram.com/schaerarts/
Nicolle LaMere & Emily Rensink at San Angelo Museum
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POTCLUB | Sprigs and Stamps: Creating Dimensional Texture :
Handbuilding and Tool Making Workshop with Naomi Peterson
Students will be guided in creating their own stamps and sprig molds using a variety of methods including carving and texture transfers using silicone and clay. This technique can be used to create interesting shapes and patterns efficiently; rather than measuring out and sculpting each piece of clay to then attach to a form, these tools will make adding textured surfaces to ceramic pieces much faster (and more fun!). Students will be instructed on making simple hand-built forms using tar paper templates that they will then use their stamps and sprig molds on. This class will involve discussions on problem solving and personal tool making, so students will walk away with information that will enhance their own unique process.
- Previous experience with ceramics is desirable, all skill levels are welcome!
- Class will have a maximum of 6 people to ensure personalized attention.
- Cost is $350 per person with all materials, tools & firing included, just bring yourself!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today!
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art in partnership with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is thrilled to present the first annual Craft & Folk Art Expo on September 22-25, 2022 at the Orange Show World Headquarters in Houston, TX. We are opening this expo to artists, crafters, dealers, and retail stores throughout the United States and beyond to showcase their original works. To find out more and/or apply to enter
Molding, Hollowing, Glazing the Archaic with Jeff Forster
Join Jeff Forster as he demonstrates how he uses cast-off materials as press molds to create objects with an implied sense of decay. Additionally, Jeff will share how he builds hollow forms to create an illusion of mass. Unconventional Glaze application will also be shared as it reinforces the aesthetic of the archaic.
Jeff Forster is the Head of the Ceramics Department at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. His work is currently on view in the exhibition "Nothing Goes to Waste" at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
Date/time: Saturday, June 11 from 12 to 4 pm. Location: Center for Centering, 5005 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020. Cost is $75
Space is limited, so sign up today. Register Here
Not-particularly-functional ceramics with Emily Sloan
On Sundays, June 12 - July 10, from 1-4 pm at the Center for Centering, Emily Sloan will lead a 6 week not-particularly-functional ceramics course where the idea/concept of sculptures that store, transport, or hold will be explored. This may be literal or not, practical or not, visible or not. The course will include learning about the work of various artists, a reading (or two), and hand building demonstrations. Potter's wheels are available as a tool and will be demonstrated if the group desires such. Cost is $340.
Next Level Ceramics with Nicolle LaMere
In this 7 weeks class (July 17-August 28) with Nicolle LaMere, students will be encouraged to expand their current abilities in ceramics. The instructor will meet with each student to discuss personal goals. Demonstrations utilizing the wheel will include advanced forms such as bottles, lidded jars, and teapots. Demonstrations for hand building techniques will include large-scale construction and template formulation for advanced slab construction. This course will run on Sundays from 1-4 pm, July 17 - August 28 at Center for Centering, 5005 Lyons Ave, Houston. Cost is $385.
For more info and to register: Next Level Ceramics (7 weeks/Summer 2)
The Fire Gallery
LeRoy Grubbs announces the live demonstration of pottery throwing and sculpture (real clay) at the Fire Gallery, 2102 Edwards St #1, Houston TX 77007 on June 11th from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Snacks and refreshments, BYOB. Call or go online for more information: 816-489-2478. Fire Gallery.
Also on June 11, from 10 to 5:00, see the latest exhibition from the Geil Kiln - fired with reduction to cone 10.