Redefining the Vessel @ Mobilia Gallery

October 8 – January 31
Vessels – a.k.a. cups, bowls, or teapots – have been traditionally used
for centuries as soothing symbols of comfort, friendship and well being.
This group exhibition explores great modern adaptions of these classic
historical forms.

Partial listing of featured artists:
Andrew Avakian, Chuck Aydlett, Nolan Baumgartner,
Ute Beck, George Bowes, Benjamin Cirgin,
Bede Clake, Dorothy Feibleman, Marty Fielding,
Brie Flora, Hyu Jin Jo, Terri Kern,
MyungJin Kim, Katharina Klug, Lut Laleman,
Inwha Lee, Kathlyn Leighton, Naoko Matsumoto,
Brooke Millecchia, Sebastian Moh, Merrill Morrison,
C.J. Niehaus, Sarah O’Sullivan, Lorraine Olderman,
Brooks Oliver, Anima Roos, Ann Ruel,
Elke Sada, Lynne Sausele, Sam Scott,
Richard Shaw, Colette Spears, Blanka Sperkova,
Hiroshi Taruta, Pru Venables, Lana Wilson

Containment IV: All Stars

Artist Reception Saturday, May 4th @ 6pm.

MAY 1 – JUNE 30




Exhibition Opens online and in the gallery May 1st. (midnight on April 30th)

“Containment IV: All Stars”,
our most anticipated exhibition of the year features 24 outstanding
nationally recognized ceramic artists interpreting the containment
theme. Our theme for Containment IV encompasses the the themes from the
first three years of “Containment” so artists may submit ceramic box
forms, ceramic containers with a related item inside or a ceramic piece
within a ceramic container. The possibilities are limitless! Over the
years we have encouraged participating ceramic artists to “think outside
the box” and we have always been rewarded with outstanding pieces
unique to our exhibition. Join us as we celebrate, explore and reinvent
the ceramic box!

Containment IV participating ceramic artists include:  

Assad, Kenneth Baskin, Ashwini Bhat, Robert Briscoe, Lisa Clague,
Cristina Cordova, Judith Duff, Marty Fielding, Mary Fischer, Rachel K.
Garceau, Mark Hewitt, Nick Joerling, Ani Kasten, Kristen Kieffer, Myung
Jin Kim, Alex Matisse, Ron Meyers, Ben Owen III, Ronan Kyle Peterson,
Deborah Rogers, Tim Rowan, Shawn Spangler, 
Sam Taylor & Lana Wilson.

Altered Ceramics Conference

September 14-16, 2012
San Diego, California
Presented by Potters Council and hosted by Jackpots Pottery
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Presenter: Natalie BlakexPresenter: Israel Davisx Presenter: Marty Fielding
Presenter: Martha Groverx Presenter: Dennis Meinersx Presenter: Amy Sanders

Natalie Blake, Israel Davis, Marty Fielding,
Martha Grover, Dennis Meiners, and Amy Sanders

Discover exciting new techniques Altering
your style in a comparatively small but significant way can bring new
energy and excitement to your work. This conference allows you to learn
from multiple artists that are both throwers and handbuilders. Each
artist will be demonstrating many ways to alter the form and surface
that will have you ready to get back to the studio to try out new ideas.

of these talented and engaging artists are ready to share their
techniques and ideas with you over a two day conference. This conference
is open to artists at all levels: from enthusiastic amateur, to the
teacher, and for the professional. No matter what level you are, if
you’re open to learning and connecting with other ceramic artists then
this is the conference for YOU!
Attendees will learn how to…
  • Make undulating tile
  • Carve curved clay
  • Do Sgraffito
  • Print with underglazes
  • Use earthenware, red stoneware, nylon fiber and paper clay to help with attachments and timing
  • To set up a simple screen print lab in the clay studio
  • Throw and alter a bottomless cylinder
  • Utilize darting to alter
  • Make paper templates for a slab built spout
  • Pull a “bone” handle
  • Texture the surface
  • Do crack repair and mending techniques will be shared
  • Make slabs by hand
  • Score, stretch, stamp, sprig the surface

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