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Upcoming Shows and Events:

DARK GARDEN, an installation of my ceramic sculpture

January 30, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Erie Art Museum, 411 State Street, Erie, PA

http://erieartmuseum.org/exhibits/DarkGarden_LindaHuey.html

http://erieartmuseum.org/exhibits/documents/smBrochure_singlepage.pdf

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.

FROM THE EARTH

Saturday, July 30, 2016

1530 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, NY

From the Earth is an event that celebrates our connection to the earth. The event takes place at multiple locations around Alfred, NY including an organic dairy farm and vegetable and flower gardens.  This year's theme will be "Tools of our Trade."  Be inspired and learn from a variety of talks and demonstrations.  Information about this year's event and images from past years' From the Earth can be found at https://www.facebook.com/fromtheearth  More information will be posted on this website as we finalize the list of presentations for 2016.

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Workshops:

 

POTS MADE WITH CARDBOARD SUPPORT FORMS

249 A Street, Boston, MA

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (making)

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (glazing)

This workshop will cover how to hand-build pots with flat sides using cardboard support forms.  A demonstration of this easy to do method will start with choosing the shape and size of the cardboard to use, and taping it together.  Then, the walls of the pot can be built inside the cardboard support form using small coils and shapes of clay.  A theme for imagery can be employed, such as a landscape, or an abstract decoration.  One week later, after the work has been bisque fired, a second session will be held for glazing.  The glazed work will be fired and can be picked up at the studio at a later date. 

Open to all levels of experience. Techniques will be tailored to each individual’s interest and ability.  Clay, use of tools, glazes and firing are included.  One or both sessions can be taken.  Class limited to 10.  Join us and have fun!

To register, please send me an e-mail and mail the form below with a check to:

Linda Huey, 249 A Street, # 57, Boston, MA 02210

For more information, feel free to call me at:

617-426-7974 (Boston) or 607-587-9877 (NY)

Or e-mail me at: Lindahuey@frontiernet.net

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Registration Form:

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Check one:

______ Both Saturdays (making and glazing) $120

______ First Saturday only (making) $65

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Here's a video of me working in the studio:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvbWoOWIWUE

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