Girl Parts 2014 Invitational opens @ Mudfire This Saturday

August 23rd – September 30th, 2014

MudFire presents Girl Parts, an exploration of all things GIRL,
whether they be sugar and spice or something more sinister. This show
includes tiles, mugs, pots, sculptures, and a wide array of color, style
and material.

This show has a bit of everything – from pretend boyfriends and
lovely lady postcards to inticing sculptures from Kyungmin Park and
Kirsten Stingle give us something a little more to ponder about
femininity. Come see for yourself!

Starting August 23rd – this work will be on view in the gallery and
online – we will be holding a reception celebrating these delightful
works from 5pm – 8pm on Saturday August 23rd. Kirsten Stingle will be
here to discuss her work.

Featured Artists
Shalene Valenzuela
Kirsten Stingle
Thomas Fink
David Robinson
Amanda Barr
Autumn Higgins
Justin Rothshank
Carole Epp
Chris Lewis
Kaitlyn Pruitt
Doreen Baskin
Meg Walsh
Kyungmin Park
Kathryn Rauth
Steve Hansen
Natasha Gainey
Amy Lynn Hess
Andy Jackson

MudFire
175 Laredo Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

job posting: Studio Tech Position @ Mudfire

In exchange
for an eight hour shift, studio techs get 24/7 studio access, discounted
materials, and 5,000 cubic inches of firing space a month. They also
have access to semi-private storage. Bonus – they can also audit
workshops and sell work in our gallery.

We hold staff shows throughout the year. Activities while on
duty include teaching, studio maintenance, testing and mixing glazes,
etc…

We will have a position opening at the end of
August. We also have residency slots opening in January  – interested
artists can apply by emailing info@mudfire.com.
MudFire
175 Laredo Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
 

some amazing upcoming workshops @ Mudfire

With Chandra DeBuse
you will learn to push your artwork further with a variety of building
techniques for wheel and hand-building and a surface vocabulary that
will take your work all the way to stunning.

Jason Bige Burnett brings
a little technical innovation in a very DIY way – he shows approachable
screen and slip transfer techniques that will have you layering images
in no time!

Kirsten Stingle’s
approach to the figure is both anatomical and philosophical. She will
teach you how to use proper human proportion but also how expression can
create narrative and emotion in figurative work. Plus her techniques
for heads and hands are amazing!!!

Kathy King
is a witty and informative instructor who will demonstrate how to
create story, narrative, and humor while also showing techniques to get
your work to the next level – literally – she’ll be focusing on stacking
work and using components to build – Students can hand-build or throw
for this class.

And Finally Katharine Morling wraps
up our workshop season. She’ll be visiting from England – bringing her
truly delightful technique of working from sketches into slabs. She’ll
be working with you in porcelain and she makes some absolutely
incredible work.

For more info visit www.mudfire.com!

MudFire
175 Laredo Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
 

Overlooked and Overlapped by Meredith Host @ Mudfire

January 24th – February 24th, 2014

MudFire welcomes Meredith Host for a return visit to our
gallery. This show, titled “Overlooked and Overlapped” is Meredith’s
first solo show at MudFire Gallery. Her layered content and
sophisticated color schemes are a real treat for any table.

Show opens online Friday, January 24th at 12pm and is also on view in
the gallery. Also in the gallery our Editor’s Choice show featuring
work that we didn’t get a chance to feature in our bustling holiday
sale.

www.mudfire.com/meredith-host-2014.htm

MUDFIRE

175 Laredo Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

info@mudfire.com

Clay Pride @ MudFire Gallery

 Amy Santoferraro

 

Opens October 12, 2012

MudFire Gallery and ceramicist Kathy King have joined forces to
create a very special exhibition that will coincide with Atlanta’s 42nd
Annual PRIDE Festival. Kathy was kind enough to curate the show and
select artists for this invitation. Participating artists were asked to
create work in a show of support for the LGBT community. The results are
humorous, heartfelt, insightful, affectionate and occasionally
off-color.

Participating artists were invited, regardless of their own
sexual preference, to show their support of the LGBT community by
sending 1-2 works of art. The show opens the same weekend as Atlanta’s
42nd Annual PRIDE Festival being held October 13th-14th. If you have
ever been to Atlanta for PRIDE you know it is an incredible event with
one of the most spectacular parades in the country with over 5,000 very
colorful people attending the festival!

In the spirit of PRIDE, we requested works for the show that celebrate
or reflect upon the LGBT community, but that could also address themes
of tolerance and diversity. Artists were invited to to take aim at their
favorite bigots, to employ humor, wield sarcasm, affectionately
document, or just show their colors.

The resulting exhibit is as diverse as the community it celebrates, and
certainly one of the liveliest we have had the pleasure to host. We hope
you enjoy it as well!

 

We’ll kick off the exhibit with a celebration and artist reception on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.

Work will post in preview mode by October 8, and will be available for purchase starting Noon on Friday, October 12, 2012.