Thank you, Linda Arbuckle!!

Thank you, Linda Arbuckle!!
After much anticipation, Linda has come and gone and we are left with an amazing amount of insight, information, ideas and enthusiasm. What a great workshop, Linda gave us so much time and energy- her brief presence will ripple across the studio for a very long time.

You can find out even more about Linda Arbuckle and learn an awful lot about ceramics by searching her out on the web

Watch demo videos here and here
Visit her blog
Check out her website for tons of information!
and check out her pinterest boards

Linda Arbuckle!!

Finally, we are so excited to welcome the amazing Linda Arbuckle as our visiting artist in Ceramics this semester. Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!

short bio from the University of Florida website....

"The interpreted functional vessel brings people into personal contact with an art object in daily life. The transformation of common terra cotta clay into a resonant object points the way toward parallel transformations possible through the observed moments of personal life.

Linda's work in majolica-glazed earthenware has been recognized through an Artists' Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Florida Individual Artists' Fellowship. Artist-in-residence positions in Wales and the People's Republic of China have provided further balance of Eastern and Western resources in her works.

Linda has presented summer faculty sessions at Penland School, Arrowmont School, Haystack Mountain School, Appalachian Center, Santa Fe Clay, The Odyssey Center, and the Archie Bray Foundation, as well as visiting artist workshops at many art centers and universities across the U.S.

Her work appears in the collections of The World Ceramics Exposition Korea International Collection, Inchon, Korea; Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT; Museum of Decorative Arts, Little Rock, AR; Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN; Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI. Detroit Institute Of Art, Detroit, MI; Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Margaret Harlow Collection, Bemidji University, Bemidji, MN; Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA; NationsBank Corporate Headquarters, Charlotte, NC, and Stetson University, Deland, FL.

Publications include a feature chapter about Linda's work in The Penland Book of Ceramics: Master Classes in Ceramic TechniquesCreative Pottery: A Step By Step Guide and Showcase, and Earthenware Masters.

She served a term as Director at Large for the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, and has been a Florida Arts Fellowship panelist.

500 Figures in Ceramics

Congratulations to 2 of our ceramic graduate students selected to present work in the upcoming  500 Figures in Clay, volume 2. Juried by Nan Smith

Jocelyn Howard's  "Little Red"
Sara Morales-Morgan's "Mind Everything I Say..."

GreatJob!! Can't wait to see the book.



We have 3 new graduate student in the Ceramics program at Edinboro this year

Sara Morales-Morgan

Sara was born and raised in San Jose, California, and Hartselle, Alabama. In 2012, she completed a Bachelor's degree in Art at the University of South Alabama, where she concentrated on Ceramics and minored in Art History. Sara is happily married to her best friend and is a proud parent of two cats.

Jason Piccoli

Jason was born and raised in Denver, CO and began working with clay in his senior year of high school. He built a ceramic studio at his home and continued to make work there till coming to Edinboro.
AA, 2007 Arapahoe Community College, Ceramics
BFA, 2010 Metropolitan State University, Ceramics  

Neil Simak

Neil comes to us from  Oxford Ohio where he received his BFA in ceramics from Miami University 2013

and Goodbye

After many years of hard work and amazing theses exhibitions, 3 of our graduate students have moved on

Gratia Brown accepted a residency at The Ceramic Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Travis Winters accepted a residency at Odyssey: Center for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC
Garrett Loveless returned to Utah and is setting up a studio

Look forward to updates on your careers and best of luck to all of you, it's not the same without you!

Welcome Von Allen

Von Allen moved back to Edinboro after retiring from BYU- we are pleased to have her as a sabbatical replacement for Lee Rexrode this semester. Here's a short bio from the Utah Artists Project.

"Von Allen was born in Union City, Pennsylvania in 1950. She is a faculty member at Brigham Young University and an artist known for her organically abstract sculpture.  She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Allen studied at Edinboro State College in Edinboro, Pennsylvania (BA, 1973; MA, 1976); she later earned an MFA in ceramics at Syracuse University in New York (1984).  She joined the faculty at BYU in 1984 as associate professor and head of the ceramics program.  Her large vertical ceramic sculptures which previously consisted of nonrepresentational images have evolved to include elements of an anatomical form."

What are you up to?

This blog began as a way to communicate and stay connected during the ceramic seminar course and went dormant when I was not teaching the grads. Now I would like to re-direct its focus and use this platform to broadcast news, events, and happenings in the Ceramics Department at Edinboro. I also hope to showcase our current and previous graduate and undergraduate students. So, please let me know where you are and what you are doing-images are always welcome (encouraged!)
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from all of you!

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