Conversations on Clay – C43W06-20

Date: Oct 19 - Dec 09, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Ben Carter, Jennifer Ling Datchuk & Kukuli Velarde

Price Option(s):
$300 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$675 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.

Concept:

Anderson Ranch invites you to join our online community to engage in a rigorous and stimulating Critical Dialog Program about the exciting world of contemporary ceramics. Through lectures and discussion each Monday and Wednesday (twice a month for three months), we connect to embark on a variety of topics that are crucial to today’s field of ceramics, giving participants the opportunity to reflect conceptually on this hands-on medium. This fall and winter we focus on the potential for ceramics to be socially engaging. Presenting artists join us in our dialog whose work plays an interactive role.

Faculty:

October 19 & 21 – Ben Carter – The Story of American Ceramics

Potter and social historian Ben Carter presents a lecture on “The Story of American Ceramics”. Based on his first-person interviews of over three hundred ceramic artists, Carter discusses the growth of studio ceramics in the United States since the 1990’s and the issues that artists face in our current time.

Ben Crater is a studio potter, educator, and social media enthusiast based in Farmingdale, NJ. He received his MFA from the Universality of Florida. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He has lectured and exhibited widely in United States, Canada, China, Australia and New Zealand. Ben is the creator and host of Tales of a red clay rambler podcast.

carterpottery.com


November 9 & 11 – Jennifer Ling Datchuk – The Personal in Porcelain

Datchuk discusses how her studio practice is informed by the power of materials like porcelain, hair, and domestic objects.  We explore how research, personal narratives, lived experiences, and oral histories are foundations for making work about identity.

Jennifer Ling Datchuk works with porcelain and other materials often associated with traditional women’s work – such as textiles and hair, to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, intersectionality, identity and personal history. She holds an MFA in Artisanry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In 2017, she received the Emerging Voices award from the American Craft Council and was named a United States Artist 2020 Fellow in Craft. She is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Texas State University.

jenniferlingdatchuk.com


December 7 & 9 – Kukuli Velarde – We, The Colonized Ones

Kukuli Velarde talks about her feminist ceramic reinterpretations of pre-Columbian sculptures and what prompted their historical and social concerns. She discusses themes of identity and cultural appropriation, and how social injustice has fueled her work in recent decades.

Kukuli Velarde is a Peruvian artist based in the United States since 1987. She has received awards and grants such as the Guggenheim Fellowship (New York- 2015), the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant (New York- 2012), the United States Artists-Knight fellowship (California- 2009), the Pew fellowship in Visual Arts (Pennsylvania- 2003), the Anonymous is a Woman award (New York- 2000), the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant (New York- 1997), among others. In 2013 her project CORPUS received the Grand Prize at the Gyeonggi Ceramics Biennial in South Korea.


Additional Information: This workshop will meet 3 – 4PM MST on Mondays and Wednesdays. Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions.

Further details will be emailed to registrants.


Additional Information: This workshop will meet 3 – 4PM MST on Mondays and Wednesdays. Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions.

Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Register

"Najallota Insolente. Playfully disobedient. Does not believe in hierarchies, la hija de la gran…. Maya. México, 750 BC” by Kukuli Velarde


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