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Upcoming Shows and Events for Linda Huey

DARK GARDEN, an installation of my ceramic sculpture

September 26, 2014 - January 18, 2015

Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI

http://science.cranbrook.edu/node/1837

My concern for the natural environment influences my sculpture, where I explore various aspects of the problem "man versus nature" as well as fragility, vulnerability, and life versus decay.  I use plant forms, seed pods, leaves, and flowers as a source for imagery.  Many of the sculptures have impressions of trash in the clay.  I consider littering to be the "canary in the coal mine," portraying attitudes toward pollution.  Often actual rusted rebar metal becomes a part of my sculptural plants’ structure.  The rebar also facilitates building clay forms that can rise higher into space in a way unusual for traditional heavy clay sculpture.  I like to test the borders of response from the viewer and what they want to see: desirable versus undesirable in a way that parallels our acceptance or denial of environmental issues.

CRAFTING A COLLECTION: FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM RECENT ACQUISITIONS

December 7, 2014 - July 12, 2015

Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA

http://fullercraft.org/event/crafting-a-collection-fuller-craft-museum-recent-acquisitions/

Two of my sculptures will be included in this group show celebrating Fuller's 10th anniversary as a craft museum.

DARK GARDEN, an installation of my ceramic sculpture

March 11 - 29, 2015

Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

Dark Garden will be installed in a greenhouse-setting during the 2015 National Council on Education in The Ceramics Arts (NCECA) conference.

Upcoming Workshops

None scheduled at this time.

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My teaching philosophy involves helping people feel inspired and connected to their creative imaginations.  I encourage them in a non-judgmental way, try to expose them to as many influences as possible, help them with specific techniques that apply to their ideas, and emphasize that mistakes can be very productive. 

I teach occasional one or two day workshops from my Boston studio.  Each has a different theme or project.  I also teach workshops outside my studio at various places such as art centers, clay studios, or schools.  These usually are more related to my personal work, with discussion of how I follow a path of ideas, how my personal philosophy and motivations have evolved over many years of working in clay, demonstrations of techniques I use in my own work, and a PowerPoint presentation showing work by other artists who approach the subject of nature in a different way than I do.

Please contact me if you are interested in taking a workshop, or if you have a venue where I could present a workshop.

Linda Huey Pottery & Sculpture