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  1. Dear All, The Galerie de L’Ô is a ceramic art gallery based in Brussels. We have been promoting this flourishing art movement for years not only through our permanent exhibition, but most especially thanks to our annual Ceramic Event. We will celebrate its 8th edition this year. Eve Vaucheret WHEN: 23/09 - 01/10, 12:30-18:00 WHERE: Av Molière 139 1190 Forest Brussels, Belgium This event has been running since 2011 and has gained popularity and recognition since then, each year the number of visitors increasing. We have hosted dozens of ceramic artists, artisans, performers, and even put in place an outdoors ceramic market. This year we will present an exhibition of over 60 artists with their unconventional ceramic work, a focus on jewelry, an incredible visual performance which ties the body to the earth, as well as an artshop to make way to beauty within practicality, and more. Kim Myung-Joo Unique artworks from over 60 ceramists Atsuhi Kitahara Discover beauty within everyday objects at the event's artshop Trinidad Contreras This year, the role which ceramics have in jewerly will be questioned and reimagined From the CORPS EN SCÈNE association, an incredible perfomance in which the textures of the body and of the clay come together The event leaves a unique place to the works on the margin of a traditional ceramic art, and is both a reference for professionals and an eclectic and captivating initiation for amateurs and newcomers. Open to all, the Ceramic Event VIII is ready to surprise everyone with this thriving art. More at www.facebook.com/ceramic-event
  2. Sue Tirrell Workshop: Folkloric Pottery with a Modern Sensibility WS04 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, November 7 & 8, 2015 Fee: $200 member/$225 non-member In this 2-day hands-on workshop Sue will demonstrate the construction and decoration techniques she employs to create her colorful, animal-centric porcelain pottery. Using both the potter’s wheel and hand-building techniques Sue will demonstrate her unique approach to form and surface, drawing and carving, and the use of color to weave the pottery narrative. Additional discussion topics will cover Idea generation – folklore, allegory, material meaning and personal narrative – as they help to shape and inform the work. Participants will have the opportunity to employ these ideas through their own work during both days. Please bring a sketchbook, personal carving tools and any reference material you would like to incorporate in your work (photos, drawings, etc.) Bio Born and raised in Red Lodge, MT, Sue Tirrell received a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1997. She served as Education Director for the Custer County Art & Heritage Center in Miles City, MT for seven years where she implemented arts education outreach to rural schools and communities. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; California State University, Chico; and the Custer County Art & Heritage Center in Miles City (also director of education from 1998 to 2005). Tirrell's work has been included in regional and national juried and invitational exhibitions and museums. Sue's work explores themes of the West and nature. She investigates cultural stereotypes of the west in a witty and whimsical way with her cowgirls and cowboys that have an underlying tongue and cheek humor to them playing with sentiment, nostalgia and kitsch. Her rich glazes have a seductive quality while the work refers to several ceramic traditions from Greek to Chinese to Folk art. Tirrell's work has continued to gain widespread attention and acclaim. In 2006, images of her work were published in the book "500 Animals in Clay" (Lark Books). WS04 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, November 7 & 8, 2015 Fee: $200 members; $225 non-members Contact Matthew Hyleck at matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org for more information. Baltimore Clayworks 5707 Smith Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209 www.baltimoreclayworks.org
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