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.
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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.
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
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.
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
Join us on First Friday April 4th, 6-9pm for a reception with the artist. Exhibition runs through April 26th.
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.
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
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.