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#1 Big Electric Cat

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 11:19 PM

While not specifically a clay event, I want to make people aware of a craft event, which features ceramicist Cliff Lee :

The seventh installment of the PBS series "American Craft " begins tonight (Monday, Oct. 17th) on some PBS stations around the country.
Tonights episode is "Family" and explores the role of families in the craft movement.

http://www.pbs.org/c...ica/family.html

From "Craft in America website " :

FAMILY
This episode explores the creative environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists and looks at the age-old debate of nature versus nurture.

Is talent inherited? What is it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand?
President Jimmy Carter shares his admiration for Ed Moulthrop, a fellow Georgian who was known as “the father of modern woodturning.” Ed was an architect who found a passion for creating beautiful large-scale turned wood objects. He single handedly raised national awareness of woodturning as an art while inventing tools used by woodcrafters for generations to come. His works can be found in the personal collections of Ted Turner, Jack Nicklaus, Nelson Mandela (a gift from Hillary Clinton), Paul Simon and Steven Spielberg. Philip Moulthrop followed a career path similar to his father’s. After a tour in Vietnam, he trained as a lawyer, but found greater satisfaction in making uniquely patterned wood bowls. Matt Moulthrop apprenticed with his father and grandfather and continues the family tradition, using modern techniques to bring out the innate beauty of the wood, believing that “each tree has a story to tell.”


Paul Marioni creates sculptural and kinetic glass forms that explore concepts of human nature and challenge the physical limitations of the medium. Paul was an early member of the Studio Glass Movement in San Francisco, and as a single father, moved to Seattle, center of American glass, where his gifted son, Dante Marioni studied and continues to make internationally recognized work. Dante’s Venetian-inspired style is almost diametrically opposed to his father’s. His sister Marina Marioni is also a craft artist, creating jewelry that often plays with form and meaning, much like her father’s sculptures often play with visual puns.

Tradition and invention are the center of the Lee household in rural Pennsylvania, where ceramicist Cliff Lee and metal artist Holly Lee live and work together in their 18th century Dutch farmhouse. Once a successful neurosurgeon, Cliff now creates intricate porcelain vessels, combining traditional Chinese techniques with his own innovative methods. Through scientific research and experimentation, he rediscovered glaze recipes that date back hundreds of years. Holly has an abiding respect for nature, as evidenced in her jewelry. She often drills or pierces the metal to create a sense of light passing through space. The Lees have two sons who grew up playing in their parents’ studios, learning the hard work it takes to succeed as a self-employed artist.
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:24 AM

While not specifically a clay event, I want to make people aware of a craft event :

The seventh installment of the PBS series "American Craft " begins tonight on some PBS stations around the country.
Tonights episode is "Family" and explores the role of families in the craft movement.

http://www.pbs.org/c...ica/family.html

From "Craft in America website " :

FAMILY
This episode explores the creative environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists and looks at the age-old debate of nature versus nurture.

Is talent inherited? What is it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand?
President Jimmy Carter shares his admiration for Ed Moulthrop, a fellow Georgian who was known as “the father of modern woodturning.” Ed was an architect who found a passion for creating beautiful large-scale turned wood objects. He single handedly raised national awareness of woodturning as an art while inventing tools used by woodcrafters for generations to come. His works can be found in the personal collections of Ted Turner, Jack Nicklaus, Nelson Mandela (a gift from Hillary Clinton), Paul Simon and Steven Spielberg. Philip Moulthrop followed a career path similar to his father’s. After a tour in Vietnam, he trained as a lawyer, but found greater satisfaction in making uniquely patterned wood bowls. Matt Moulthrop apprenticed with his father and grandfather and continues the family tradition, using modern techniques to bring out the innate beauty of the wood, believing that “each tree has a story to tell.”


Paul Marioni creates sculptural and kinetic glass forms that explore concepts of human nature and challenge the physical limitations of the medium. Paul was an early member of the Studio Glass Movement in San Francisco, and as a single father, moved to Seattle, center of American glass, where his gifted son, Dante Marioni studied and continues to make internationally recognized work. Dante’s Venetian-inspired style is almost diametrically opposed to his father’s. His sister Marina Marioni is also a craft artist, creating jewelry that often plays with form and meaning, much like her father’s sculptures often play with visual puns.

Thanks for the info on the Craft in America show, I must of gotten home to late last night to catch it, Masterpiece Theater was on PBS here. I like the new arts channel Ovation, I don't know it every cable provider offer it, we have Dish network. I'll catch the Craft in America show as a rerun. Denice

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:21 AM

Its on tonight here in my area. Thank you for posting it, I have it set to record!

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:36 PM

While not specifically a clay event, I want to make people aware of a craft event, which features ceramicist Cliff Lee :

The seventh installment of the PBS series "American Craft " begins tonight (Monday, Oct. 17th) on some PBS stations around the country.
Tonights episode is "Family" and explores the role of families in the craft movement.

http://www.pbs.org/c...ica/family.html

From "Craft in America website " :

FAMILY
This episode explores the creative environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists and looks at the age-old debate of nature versus nurture.

Is talent inherited? What is it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand?
President Jimmy Carter shares his admiration for Ed Moulthrop, a fellow Georgian who was known as “the father of modern woodturning.” Ed was an architect who found a passion for creating beautiful large-scale turned wood objects. He single handedly raised national awareness of woodturning as an art while inventing tools used by woodcrafters for generations to come. His works can be found in the personal collections of Ted Turner, Jack Nicklaus, Nelson Mandela (a gift from Hillary Clinton), Paul Simon and Steven Spielberg. Philip Moulthrop followed a career path similar to his father’s. After a tour in Vietnam, he trained as a lawyer, but found greater satisfaction in making uniquely patterned wood bowls. Matt Moulthrop apprenticed with his father and grandfather and continues the family tradition, using modern techniques to bring out the innate beauty of the wood, believing that “each tree has a story to tell.”


Paul Marioni creates sculptural and kinetic glass forms that explore concepts of human nature and challenge the physical limitations of the medium. Paul was an early member of the Studio Glass Movement in San Francisco, and as a single father, moved to Seattle, center of American glass, where his gifted son, Dante Marioni studied and continues to make internationally recognized work. Dante’s Venetian-inspired style is almost diametrically opposed to his father’s. His sister Marina Marioni is also a craft artist, creating jewelry that often plays with form and meaning, much like her father’s sculptures often play with visual puns.

Tradition and invention are the center of the Lee household in rural Pennsylvania, where ceramicist Cliff Lee and metal artist Holly Lee live and work together in their 18th century Dutch farmhouse. Once a successful neurosurgeon, Cliff now creates intricate porcelain vessels, combining traditional Chinese techniques with his own innovative methods. Through scientific research and experimentation, he rediscovered glaze recipes that date back hundreds of years. Holly has an abiding respect for nature, as evidenced in her jewelry. She often drills or pierces the metal to create a sense of light passing through space. The Lees have two sons who grew up playing in their parents’ studios, learning the hard work it takes to succeed as a self-employed artist.

Herb I watched the American Craft Show this evening, it was wonderful| I enjoyed every segment, I have worked with silver smithing and flat fired and slumped glass work in the past, the segment on boot making was also very interesting. We live about 100 miles from Guthrie Oklahoma and often stop for dinner there after spending the day in Oklahoma City. Guthrie has a quaint down town with antique stores and family owned restaurants next time we go I'll look up the the bootmakers store. The husband and I are like the featured families we are old hippies in the arts but encouraged our son to do something in life that he would be passionate about. As he grew up he played with clay, did some drawing and writing and was a really talented musician but his passion was cooking. His wife recently told us how wonderful it was that we let our son to grow up to be whatever he was suppose to be. Denice




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