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Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art & Design

I'll be showing Pink Lumen at the Arvada Center for the Earth Moves exhibtion.

Earth Moves: Shifts in ceramic Art & Design

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003 | 720-898-7200

September 12 – November 10, 2013

Our world is in flux, constantly moving and changing faster than ever. “Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design” seeks dynamic, contemporary ceramic works addressing creative responses to current shifts in the artist’s world and work. Ceramic artists are faced with new challenges and opportunities as technology affects their materials, equipment, studio practices and market. From commercial clay bodies and glazes to industrially designed decals and inclusion stains to computer interfaces with kilns; industry is impacting the studio potter in both subtle and dramatic ways. Some new technologies, such as rapid prototyping machines, CNC routers and 3D copiers are shifting the design and production of ceramic work into unfamiliar realms. Oxygen probes and computer controlled kilns affect glaze color through more scientifically oriented firings. Commercially designed stains and glazes reflect the latest trends in color and pattern sensibility. Less obvious, yet equally significant shifts occur as artists use the internet and social media in innovative ways to teach, market and connect with different audiences, as the information age affects both how and why an artist makes and shares their work. From trends influencing the domestic scene in the modern home to societal changes influencing the role of ceramics; the worlds of craft, fine arts, industry, design and education are intersecting with the world of ceramics. “Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design” challenges artists to consider how they are adjusting their studio practice and products to reflect their changing world and submit work that reveals their “Earth Moves.”

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