PAINTED CLAY with Julia Feld (USA)
Kecskemét Contemporary Art Studios
INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS STUDIO
25 - 30 October, 2023
I'll be teaching a 6-day intensive course in underglaze painting. You don't need to know how to paint or draw, but you do need to have a basic understanding of the ceramic process. We will cover all methods of working with underglazes, learn how to paint rendered images, and have a discussion about different ways of working with the materials. All work will be fired at the end.
You need to have some ideas of what you want to paint, your favorite small brushes and the desire to learn more about underglazes.
Please visit Kecskemét International Ceramics Studio for more information and registration.
Residencies and Symposiums
VANHA PAUKKU ARTIST RESIDENCY
May 1-31, 2023
The Vanha Paukku artist Residency will be my home for the whole month. Cultural Center Vanha Paukku is located in Lapua, Finland. It’s a center for culture and entrepreneurship, unique by both its surroundings as well as its history. “The center is located next to the Lapuanjoki river, and it is developed from old factory buildings. The area now has several galleries and museums, the town library, shops and offices as well as a cafeteria, a movie theater, the Music Institute, the Adult Education Center and the Lyijylanka – creative community.”
It will be my first time in Finland. I have no expectations and I'm really looking forward to having a different and new experience.
HAMBIDGE CENTER FOR
THE CREATIVE ARTS & SCIENCES
August 15 - September 10, 2023
It is such an honor to be a recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts distinguished fellowship at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. I’ll be there working in a ceramic studio, hiking and swimming during the month of August. The center is Located in Rabun Gap, GA, hight in the Blue Ridge mountins. It's one of the first artist communities in the U.S. and it has a distinguished history of supporting individual artists in a residency program. The Center was created in 1934 by Mary Hambidge, who established the artist enclave and sustainable farm in memory of her artist partner, Jay Hambidge.
Work in Progress - Building my Ceramic Studio in York, SC
One of the reasons why we ended up in South Carolina is the opportunity to build a studio space where I can make ceramics, paint and give private lessons and workshops.
The project has begun right before the Christmas of 2022, and it took me almost a year to find a contractor who can build my dream space. I still see it as a magical transformation of 2-car garage into an artist studio.
The space will have three separate areas: on the ground floor - "dirty" clay studio and kiln/storage area; on the second floor there are a "clean" painting space with a reading nook, a photo corner, a small bathroom and a large storage area for packing materials.
I hope that construction will be done by the end of the April. Keeping fingers crossed!