Artist in Residence Show @ St. Pete Clay

 
 
Each August St. Pete
Clay welcomes in a new crop of Artists-in-Residence.  The purpose of
this exhibition is to familiarize the community with this year’s group.
 New AIR’s include Lydia Johnson most recently completed Post
Baccalaureate fro University of Hartford, Sarah Holt, Core Student at
Penland, Jeremy Wallace, Resident at Baltimore Clayworks and Holly
Siggelow, Member of St. Pete Clay.  Returning Artists-in-Residence are
Jessica Carter and Brice Dyer.  Residents will also be giving artist
talks on their work, past experiences and inspirations.  Free and open
to the public!


Location: 420 22nd St. South St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Artist Participating: Jessica Carter, Brice Dyer, Sarah Holt, Lydia Johnson, Holly Siggelow, and       
Jeremy Wallace.
Open from: August 2-31st
Opening Reception: August 10th 6-9pm
Artist Talks: September 5th 6-9pm
St. Pete Clay 2013 
420 22nd Street South, 
St. Petersburg, FL 33712 
p# 727-896-2529  

emerging artist: Lydia Johnson

“Making a great pot requires discipline,
dedication, and sincerity, values quickly dissolving in today’s society.
We live in a world that tells us that we must have what our neighbors
have to be happy. Throwing is an escape from this voice.

Pots are
relatable and accessible to every human being. They are not esoteric.
These useful, everyday objects often create their own significance only
made possible by the thought of the maker. Every detail, from form, to
foot, to handle, breathes personality into an inanimate object. Even the
most subtle details give each new pot the opportunity to speak
differently; the chance to become more graceful, more charming, more
reserved.

I view each piece as a three dimensional canvas. My
surfaces are where memory, music, and emotion are visualized with the
stroke of a brush. Layers of vibrant colors, abstract shapes and active
lines live in an indecipherable yet familiar landscape. Within this land
exist ideas of human fragility and understanding. It reaches for
momentary glimmers of a better future.”

lydiajohnsonceramics.com