Yeon Joo Lee @ Red Star Studio

June 1st – July 28th, 2012

Opening Reception – First Friday, June 1st, 2012, 6-9pm

Subtle body language and unconscious gestures form the basis of Lee’s
work. Inspired by childhood experiences in South Korea, the ideas for
her sculptures come from observations of gymnastics and schoolyard
games. The physical tension of her figures references the psychological
tension of human relationships, and her humor broaches serious emotional

Yeon Joo Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea
where she earned her BFA in painting from Sung Shin Women’s University.
She came to the U.S. to seek a new life in a different environment. The
freedom of her new life is a creative force for her ceramic work. For
the past 4 years, she has lived in Oakland, California while earning her
second BFA degree from California College of the Arts in Ceramics.
Currently Lee is an intern with Arthur Gonzalez, Nathan Lynch and John
Toki. She will be exhibiting her new work in a solo show at Red Star
Studios, on June 1, 2012. Also she will be exhibiting work in Korean
international Art Fair (KIAF) on September 22, 2012.

Robin Dupont @ The Alberta Craft Council

12 – June 16, 2012
Saturday, May 12, from 2-4pm 

Clay artist, Robin DuPont, experiments with flame manipulation in his soda and wood fired pottery.

Robin DuPont’s education in the field of ceramics has been wide-ranging and includes educational training from four institutions, in three different countries. Robin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, and has also studied at Kootenay School of the Arts, in Nelson, BC, at the Australian National University in Canberra, and has recently completed the Master of Fine Arts graduate program at Utah State University in Logan.

A three-year apprenticeship with a studio potter; a research trip and several work-studies in Canada, U.S.A, Australia and Korea; residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Red Deer College; as well as the building and firing of many different wood kilns contribute to the depth of Robin’s experience in the field. His employment experience has been as an adjunct faculty member teaching introductory clay at the post-secondary level as well has six years of experience as a ceramics technician. Robin has spent four years building and maintaining a studio practice out of his home in Nelson, BC and is currently teaching at Alberta College of Art + Design as the 2011-2012 Visiting Artist in the Ceramics department.

Robin’s current body of work evolves from the intensive research into soda and wood firing techniques and skills that he has developed over the past 15 years, but in particular drawing from recent research he experimented with while in graduate school at Utah State University.

Robin’s exhibition illustrates his research into atmospheric firing: manipulation of the flame in the firing process so that it becomes a tool in and of itself. Manipulating and adjusting forms and the spaces between the forms Robin recorded the critical turning points and variables during the firing process in relation to surface effects. Gaining the knowledge of how the flame moves he is able to achieve desired surface effects in the kiln. The resulting surfaces record not only the firing process, but also how the flame was manipulated. Applying these findings or this ‘painting with fire’ Robin creates extraordinary and unique surface palettes on his sensual forms.

Robin DuPont was awarded project funding by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and the Columbia Basin Trust to develop his artistic and professional practice for this upcoming exhibition and work. 

Alberta Craft Council Gallery and Shop
10186-106 St. Edmonton, AB
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Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

Containment III: A Nesting Instinct @ Crimson Laurel Gallery

Leslie Hinton

“Containment” challenges the invited artists to think outside the box and create works inspired by the containment theme. The concept behind “Containment III” is for a ceramic object to be “nested” within, on, or beneath another ceramic object. The exhibit features more than 30 outstanding artists from around the country.

Artist include: Daniel T. Beck, Micah Cain, Kyle Carpenter, Chandra DeBuse, Lynn Duryea, David Eichelberger, Mark Errol, Jana Evans, Nathan Falter, Mary Fischer, Rachel K. Garceau, Terry Gess, Martha Grover, Julie Guyot, Erik Haagensen, Leslie Hinton, Andy Sloan Jackson, Daniel Johnston, Brian Jones, Heather Knight, Andrew Massey, Richard Nickel, Erin Paradis, Chris Pickett, Andy Rogers, Deborah Rogers, Valerie Schnaufer, Molly Kite Spadone, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Ryan Takaba and Angelique Tassisstro
 Daniel T. Beck
Join us for an Artists Reception May 5th at 6pm, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville NC. 28705. This exhibition will remain through June 29. The exhibition can be seen and purchased online. For more information call 828-688-3599 or online at

David Trophia
Crimson Laurel Gallery
23 Crimson Laurel Way
Bakersville, NC 28705