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Dearing Davis

in Asheville

Universality of Ceramics

PRESENTED ON SEP 23, 2016
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 12
 

How does clay connect us to every culture, place, and time in the world? Travel with Dearing Davis to find out why this incredible medium transcends more than we could imagine

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The Pottery Workshop

BY DRYDEN WELLS
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2013

"Our cornerstone workshop is located in a place called Jingdezhen, which is known as the place where porcelain was invented during the Song Dynasty."

In "The Pottery Workshop" from PechaKucha Night Shanghai Vol. 21, Dryden Wells talks about The Pottery Workshop -- a ceramics-making community and business located in Jingdezhen. Dryden goes over the history of the work space, and the vast array of programs it runs. The studio offers a variety of ceramics classes, and regularly hosts arts events for the local populace.

 
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Life after Ceramics

BY JILL ROUNDS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 04, 2013

Jill Rounds talks about her life after ceramics, and the various mediums she has explored since she left her ceramic tile business. She focuses mainly on painting and book arts, and shows several of her personal projects, many of which focus on themes of peace and spirituality.

 
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A Kiln-Fired Friendship

BY JULIANNE SMALLWOOD
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 20, 2013

Julianne Smallwood details her creative partnership and friendship with her friend Judy. She ventures into a deep explanation of the challenges of ceramic-firing, and the process needed to craft beautiful, delicate works of ceramic art.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 23, 2015.

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Ceramic travels

BY KARISSA CHASE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Karissa Chase is a Townsville girl who fled the city after graduating from high school, moved to Brisbane to study ceramics and hasn't looked back. After deciding to be a potter at the young age of 16, Karissa pursued her dream to do so. After graduating art college in Australia, America gave her the opportunity for love and the chance to introduce her ceramic work. Working with either the wheel or a rolling pin, each piece is not only cute, but how fortunate Karissa is to do what she loves. 

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Fire and Life

BY JON VONGVICHAI
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 12, 2014

Upon completion of Jon’s BFA in Ceramics he came to work here at the Art School as an instructor and eventually become part of the full-time staff as the Ceramics Program Manager. Jon continues to create his ceramic works and is featured in exhibitions throughout the island.

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David Taylor Pottery

BY DAVID TAYLOR
IN NASHVILLE

Potter, David Taylor, from Nashville shows his work and discusses his creative process. He first started pottery at Vanderbilt community classes and Mid-South Ceramics. He continues this hobby now as a student of Vince Pitelka at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN.

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Glass and Ceramics Come to Life

BY LOUISE IRVINE
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 26, 2015

Louise Irvine, Executive Director of the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), talks about the new museum in the heart of Dania Beach, Florida. The museum's Staffordshire collection includes Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Moorcroft and tells the artisan's stories of George Tinworth, Daisy Makeig-Jones and the Martin Brothers who brought the British ceramics to life.  Dale Chihuly and Ardmore Ceramic Art are also well represented at the musuem.

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Art as a Career

BY SHAY CHURCH
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 26, 2017

"I'm just really lucky to enjoy what I do and make a living doing it."

In Art as a Career from PechaKucha Night Kalamazoo Vol. 2Shay Church shares history as an artist, highlighting larger than life projects, and how he ended up at his current company, Grayling Ceramics. 

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A Vietnamese ceramic artist

BY QUOC DAT NGUYEN
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 11, 2016

Dat Nguyen has involved in a few different jobs before, until ceramics found him. He has been traveling back and forth between Saigon and Bien Hoa to learn the craft of making Bien Hoa ceramics - an art that is disappearing due to modernization. Now he’s running Dat Pottery - a studio that teaches pottery workshops. If you love art and culture, Dat Nguyen’s talk is for you!

 

You can follow him at: www.facebook.com/datpottery