Experimental Ceramics

Expressionism and experimentation in ceramics. This course is open to artists, designers, and more experienced students who have taken Ceramic Fundamentals. Through various theme-based projects, students develop sophisticated proposals and are supported through innovative sculpture, model and mold making workshops. Ceramics can blur the lines between art, design and craft. …

Teaching Methodology: A framework for critical thinking and reflection on art

As an artist and educator, I work to facilitate open and collaborative spaces where students can grow through problem-based learning strategies, which holistically explore making skills from multiple disciplines as well as conceptual strategies to help young artists and designers build confidence in their abilities, develop visual vocabularies, and articulate …

Look and Touch / Form, Material, and Modularity

Using the slab roller, extruder, coil, pinch, or wheel, make a sequence of modular forms that explore surface variables through touch as well as sight. Consider the gestalt of texture, form, structure, rhythm, material variation and physical interaction. Actions + Deliverables The project with all deliverables is due during the …

Forensic Self Portrait

An undergraduate drawing assignment, which kicks off an interdisciplinary studio course exploring visual language and meaning.

I’ve Got a Boner for Jesus

This month I’ve been thinking about my early religious education that was mostly centered around my participation in a church choir through much of my youth. That experience established a life long love of music, especially gospel, jazz, folk and rock-n-roll. In spite of the many contradictions and misgivings I …

Visualizing Ideas and Opportunities through Mood Boards

Moving beyond words and experiencing the world through our sensations can spark insights that we may act upon through the design and making of a thing. The ephemeral nature of a doodle, a sketch, a collage of images, a collection of artifacts, cumulatively can reveal a trust about the agency of things…

Oooh La La

Oooh la la, music from my inner francophile that I’m listening to in the studio. Enjoy. La Mer by Charles Trenet La merQu’on voit danser le long des golfes clairsA des reflets d’argentLa merDes reflets changeantsSous la pluie La merAu ciel d’été confondSes blancs moutonsAvec les anges si pursLa merBergère …