Sam Chung @ Plinth Gallery – Exhibition and Workshop

Join us on First Friday, November 7th, from 6-9pm for a reception with our guest artist Sam Chung. The exhibition “Skyscapes” will be on display during Denver Art Week, and through January 2015.


We will be closed Nov. 16-28, reopening on Saturday Nov. 29. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Sam Chung comes to Plinth from Arizona State University where he teaches ceramics in the Herberger College School of Art. Using drawing as a basis for developing
form, Chung develops templates to define the clay parts. Then, using
both wheel and hand building techniques, combines the parts into complex
forms. His vessels reflect both historical and cultural references. Sam
Chung’s vessels, be they teapots, containers or tableware are
thoughtful, well designed and impeccably made.
“I am interested in the way pots have the
unique ability to serve a multitude of roles and functions. They can
exhibit decorative beauty, bring attention to more functional or tactile
concerns, and also create historical, cultural and experiential
associations. I work within the context of pottery to exploit its
universal familiarity and impose my own vision for merging historically
and culturally disparate influences. I am curious about the
relationships I see among various forms of creative expression from both
past and present, and try to bring forth a new language of pottery for
the future.”
On Thursday, Nov. 6th, from 6-7pm, Sam will be presenting a lecture in the Visual Arts Center on the CU Boulder campus. This presentation is free and open to the public. 
Then, join us for our First Friday opening reception with Sam as we kick off Denver Art Week on Nov. 7, from 6-9pm.  This event is also free and open to the public and we hope you can join us!  
Workshop:Sam Chung
ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT!!  On November 8-9, from 9am-5pm, Plinth Gallery will host a two-day workshop with ceramic artist Sam Chung. 
This workshop will focus on the process of
making shapes by altering wheel-thrown forms, and by assembling
slab-built forms designed from  paper templates.  Both techniques will
use drawing as a design tool for developing form. Discussion will focus
on development of ideas for pottery form in relation to history,
context, function and design. Additional discussion and demonstration on
the application of China paints to integrate surface decoration and
imagery with form will be presented.
Cost:   $265.00 includes all materials and lunch both days. 
Graduate Credit is available through Adams State University. For additional information and to register, contact Plinth Gallery.

3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 295-0717 

Sunshine Cobb “Jeans and a T-shirt” @ The Plinth Gallery

Join us on First Friday April 4th, 6-9pm for a reception with the artist. Exhibition runs through April 26th

Sunshine Cobb‘s
show title “Jeans and a T-Shirt” is drawn from a conversation with a
friend and references the, “…everyday, comfortable, and ultimately
utilitarian type of pots…” that she makes. 

Sunshine is coming to Denver from Helena, MT where she is currently a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation. 
She received her BA from Cal State Sacramento, and MFA from Utah State
University.  Sunshine has been recognized as an “Emerging Artist” by
Ceramics Monthly in 2012, and the National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in 2013. 

uses a red clay body and hand builds most of her pieces using soft
slabs, coil and pinch techniques. She is known for her distinctive
shapes and finished surfaces, which she creates by sanding, or often
sandblasting, to show decay, “…wear and tear, a kind of broken-in look”.
The combination of how the surface looks as well as feels is important
in her work, it is the relationship between the visual and tactile.
Sunshine says, “I always use the favorite T-shirt idea, I want my work
to have the worn in feel to it, loved and used to the point it has your
own personal history embedded in its surface.” Enthusiasm and fun are
major parts of her studio practice and we
are excited to have Sunshine and her work at Plinth. We look forward to
this casual and fun exhibition and we hope you will join us, wear your
comfortable jeans!

 Sunshine Cobb Workshop
On April 5th and 6th,  Plinth Gallery will host a two-day workshop with Sunshine Cobb.
This hands-on workshop will encourage experimentation with new forms
and methods of construction. Geared toward creative expansion,
beginners, intermediate and advanced students will use hand-building
techniques such as coil and pinch methods and soft slab construction to
generate a variety of vessel forms. Collaboration and fun is the goal. 
for the workshop is $250 per student which includes most materials and
lunch both days. College credit is available through Adams State
University. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. For
more information and to register, contact Plinth Gallery or call  303-295-0717.
3520 Brighton BLVD
Denver CO 80216

Upcoming exhibition and workshop at Plinth Gallery – Mary Fisher

Mary Fischer
“The Architecture of Space”
“Flaming Roof”  Mary Fischer                      
Please join us for an opening reception with the Artist
First Friday, August 2, 6-9pm
Exhibition on display through September 29
Mary Fischer’s ceramic forms are reminiscent of the land 
settled by her great-grandparents
and where Fischer grew up. Her sculptures of barns, water towers,
granaries and other farm buildings are influenced by her surroundings on
the Texas landscape. Fischer has always been fascinated with buildings and architecture
“I’ve been interested in buildings and photographing buildings and
reading architectural magazines ever since I can remember”. Fischer’s
constructions are all hand built from slabs and extruded sections of
clay. Using a paper maquette as a pattern, she assembles the clay parts
much like, “playing with Legos. The more pieces there are to play with,
the more ideas there are to explore.” Mary began her studies in ceramics
at an arts center in Austin, TX after returning from a tour with the
Air Force as an Intelligience Officer. She has been an exhibitor at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival
in Denver for the last seven years, and now we are delighted to
showcase her unique yet familiar ceramic constructions at Plinth
Gallery. Please join us for our opening reception with the artist on
First Friday, August 2nd, from 6-9pm.                              “Covered Silo” Mary Fischer
Mary Fischer Workshop: “Printing on Clay”  August 3-4
this two-day workshop, Mary will demonstrate her process of
handbuilding, printing images on clay and using ceramic stains and
slips. Techniques include use of plexiglass plates to transfer images,
using printed images from magazines or other sources, image manipulation
using Photoshop,
and use of paper or fabric to transfer images similar to a monoprint. 
There will be discussion and demonstration of correct pigment
formulation, and plenty of time for hand-on practice of the
Class size is limited and registration is first-come, first served. Fee of $250 includes all materials, and lunch catered by Fuel Cafe.  Participants can receive graduate credit through Adams State University.  Check our website for more information and contact us to register.