Wow, it's already March and I have a lot going on this month, one reason being it's my birthday, which tells me how much closer I am to hitting 30. The real excitement though is my participation at this years NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). This year the conference will be held in Milwaukee, which so conveniently is in close proximity to where I am living right now. At the conference I will be part of a Panel Discussion with two artists (Joanna Pike and Chase Folsom whom are current residents at The Clay Studio Philadelphia. I will also be one of 12 artists part of this years Process R
5:15pm - 6:00pm Thursday
Nomadic Artists: Urban Residencies in Ceramics
By Chase Folsom, Joanna Pike, Joe Kraft The panel consists of three resident artists; Chase Folsom, and Joanna, from The Clay
Studio in Philadelphia, PA, and Joe Kraft from the Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL. Each presenter will provide candid thoughts on moving his/her studio practice to an urban situation.
1:00pm - 1:30pm Friday
Process: Form, Handle, Line By Joe Kraft
The cup is a 3-dimensional composition. Its function, simplistic in nature, has many variables that require attention. Kraft will demonstrate his sensibilities about hand pinching cups and the finishing process, alongside the importance of balancing his forms using pinched handles and simple line drawings through terra sig.
Ceramicist, artist, traveler. Until the funds run out.