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Upcoming Shows and Events for Linda Huey

DARK GARDEN, an installation of my ceramic sculpture

September 26 - December 30

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.

FORT POINT ART COMMUNITY OPEN STUDIOS

October 17 - 19 (Friday 4 - 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 6 pm)

249 A Street, # 57, Boston, MA

http://www.fortpointarts.org/open-studios/

ALLEGANY ARTISANS OPEN STUDIOS

October 18 and 19 (Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm)

1530 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, NY

http://alleganyartisans.com/

BEACON HILL HOLIDAY FINE ART AND CRAFT SALE

November 22 and 23 (Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm)

Hill House, 127 Mt. Vernon Street (The Firehouse), Boston, MA

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

A NATURAL PATH OF IDEAS

November 15 and 16 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm each day), $195 members, $235 non-members

South Shore Art Center, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA

http://www.ssac.org/adultcourses.asp (look for workshop # 505)

This workshop will be about idea development in clay. It will start with a discussion and PowerPoint presentation illustrating how several ideas or approaches can consolidate into a personally meaningful pathway toward form and content. I will then demonstrate how I hand-build my work using various methods applicable for making sculpture as well as pottery. These include use of slabs, press molds, sprigging, and various support forms. I will bring a collection of natural objects such as leaves, seed pods, preserved flowers, and fossils to use as inspiration for forms. Participants can then either make their own individualized pieces, or alternatively, help make clay nature studies that I will then combine to demonstrate construction of a sculpture. Numerous options for glazing will also be discussed. All levels welcome.

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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