Chris Staley is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at Penn State University. He was selected to be the Penn State Laureate for 2012-2013. In 2021 he received a NCECA Excellence in Teaching Award. Chris was once rejected to all the graduate MFA programs he applied to. His work is in many collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and friends’ cupboards.
Chris's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jun 17 - 21, 2024
9AM - 5PM
Cups, Stories and Empathy
Chris Staley, Ashlyn Pope
Thousands of years ago, potters made separate vessels to hold tears of joy and tears of sorrow. How can cups we make hold stories we wish to share? How can stories induce empathy? These questions and more are explored in dynamic ways. This workshop includes myriad demonstrations, from creating sgraffito images to pulled hollow handles, and include both throwing and hand building techniques. Every mark, shape, form, image, and color reminds us of something. With an open heart and a seeker's spirit, all are welcome in this shared search for meaning.