Upcoming Shows and Events
FROM THE EARTH
Saturday, June 29th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
In and around Alfred, NY (Maps available at Kinfolk Grocery, 14 1/2 West University Street, Alfred, NY)
All good things earth related...
gardens, tours of an organic dairy farm, pottery, perennial plant sale, bird walk, children’s activities, demonstrations of timber frame construction, goat milking, cheese making, home made soap, how to raise chickens and alpacas, and more. Plus, enjoy a lunch made from local ingredients.
Throughout The Day:
Timber Frame Building Demonstration with Sean Hyland at 4981 McAndrews Road, Alfred
Walk through Garden to Pottery Sale in Sugar Shed with Linda Huey at 1530 Randolph Road, Alfred
Tours of Sunny Cove Farm (Snyder Family organic dairy farm) at 1444 Randolph Road, Alfred *
Family Activity on Wheat Production with the Snyder Family at 1444 Randolph Road, Alfred
Garden Tours and Perennial Plant Sale with Deb MacCrea at 1664 Waterwells Road, Alfred
Mill Tours at East Valley Alpacas/Fiber Factory with Wendy Dailey at 493 Clark Road Extension, Alfred
Organic Garden Tours with Denny Reynolds at 7142 State Route 21, Almond
* One hour Sunny Cove Farm tours are $5 for adults, $3 for children, and under 5 free. All other events are free.
Scheduled Talks and Activities:
8:00 am Guided Bird Walk with Betsy Brooks - Children welcome! at Foster Lake, 5471 Lake Road, Alfred
9:00 am Coffee and Sweets with Peg Eisenhardt at 4981 McAndrews Road, Alfred
9:30 am Ground Covers: Show and Tell with Mary Lu Wells at 4981 McAndrews Road, Alfred
10:30 am Flower Frogs - Clay Workshop with Linda Huey at 1530 Randolph Road, Alfred
12:00 pm Sunny Homestead Soap Demonstration with Meghan Snyder at 1444 Randolph Road, Alfred
12:00 pm Lunch Opportunity at Kinfolk Grocery, Paradise Pick-Up, or Hedgerow Farm Bakery, Downtown Alfred
12:00 pm Buckboard Wagon Rldes with Percheron Draft Horses, Alec MacCrea at 1664 Waterwells Road, Alfred
1:00 pm Goat Milking and Making Chevre - A Traditional Goat Milk Cheese with Kim MacCrea at 1664 Waterwells Road, Alfred
1:45 pm Photo Prints With Flowers and Foliage - A Children's Activity at 1664 Waterwells Road, Alfred
2:00 pm Gardening Through Nature's Jabs with Deb MacCrea at 1664 Waterwells Road, Alfred
2:45 pm Processing Fiber lnto Yarn, Roving, and Felt at The Fiber Factory at 493 Clark Road Extension, Alfred
3:45 pm Backyard Chickens for Fun and Health with Susan Steere at 7142 State Route 21, Almond
4:15 pm Hoop House - Season Extension with Denny Reynolds at 7142 State Route 21, Almond
BLINDED BY SCIENCE
August 1 - September 13, 2013
Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA
Recent Shows and Events
DARK GARDEN, an installation of my newest ceramic sculpture
February 2 - May 19, 2013
FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
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 also incorporate into the clay textures of trash. 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.
SCIENCE AS MUSE
April 5 - 28, 2013
The Clay Studio, 139 North Second Street, Philadelphia, PA
The Clay Studio hostedScience as Muse in conjunction with the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival. This exhibition featured the ceramic work of contemporary ceramic artists whose work is conceptually driven by a facet of science and that explores scientific topics relevant to daily life and contemporary critical issues.
PUEBLO STYLE POTTERY CLASS
Wednesday, July 17 and Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Rockwell Museum of Western Art, 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
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.