Chris Staley

Chris Staley has been teaching the ceramic arts for over 40 years. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Art at Penn State University. Chris was once rejected from all the graduate MFA programs he applied to. His work is in many collections from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, as well as friends’ cupboards. In 2017 he was awarded Penn State’s Milton Eisenhower Distinguished Teaching Award.

Chris's Upcoming Workshops

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Jun 7 - 18, 2021

Making it Personal – Pots and Objects

Chris Staley

Tuition $1,300
Code C0102-21

Does art come from the head, the heart, or both? What questions help the artist dig deeper into their unique vision? This course explores these questions and more through demonstrations and group exercises which lead to a deeper understanding of the work. Ample time is provided for individual discussions and deeper reflection on one’s work. Students fire reduction and salt kilns. With an open heart and a seeker’s spirit all are welcome in this shared search for meaning.

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