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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.

                                                        

RADIUS, the Inaugural Exhibition of the Society of Arts and Crafts

October 6 - November 5, 2016 - Grand opening Thursday, October 6, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

100 Pier 4, Boston, MA

Workshops:

CLAY WORKSHOP at my 249 A Street studio in Boston

Platters Plus

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

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (glazing)

This workshop will cover how to make an interesting platter using a simple method.  A demonstration and discussion will include a variety of decorating techniques from texturing to added shapes and handles.  After looking at various ideas from historical ceramics, participants can then make their own platters.  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.  Join us and have fun!

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

Linda Huey, 1530 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, NY 14803. 

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

 

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