Route 46 West, Lodi, NJ 07644
Second Saturday Phone: 800.723.7264, Ext. 212
Clay Art Center Introduces New Tagline
This tagline replaces Unearth Your Creativity, which has served us well for the past four years, growing our adult and youth educational programs immensely. Our PR & Marketing Committee has developed this new tagline to fully encompass our mission and the activities that happen at Clay Art Center. We feel these words tell our story. We’d love to hear how you experience these words through Clay Art Center. Email email@example.com with images or words that tell us how you create, connect, or are inspired at Clay Art Center.
Around the World In Clay Program
With generous funding from the Common Sense Fund, Clay Art Center is running year round clay after school programming to students of Port Chester Middle and High Schools. This program, entitled "Around the World in Clay," offers youth the chance to explore ceramic traditions and artists from around the globe and create "inspired by" pieces. During the program students are introduced to visiting artists who demonstrate skills and techniques in sculpture and on the potters wheel.
This spring local artist Claudia Alvarez will visit the classes and guide students as they create anthropomorphic self-portraits. Most recently teaching artists Sarah Coble and Liz Rubin led Port Chester High teens on a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where students toured the incredible collections of pottery, sculpture and jewelry and sketched their inspirations.
Potter’s Field: The Ceramic Art of Michelle Erickson
Internationally recognized artist Michelle Erickson will continue her conceptual exploration of Potter’s Field; historically referring to fields used for the extraction of potter’s clay and used as a burial site for unknown and indigent people. Michelle will explore the life cycle of world ceramics that documents human experience through a social, political and environmental landscape.
Workshop: World Class Maker: Michelle Erickson
Michelle will demonstrate her diverse practice in lost ceramic techniques of slipware, delftware, agate, porcelain and jasperware.
Lecture: Michelle Erickson ‘Traditional References
in Contemporary Works’
Connecticut Ceramics Study Circle
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY 10573
April 10 – May 10
An artist with a diverse studio practice, Morgin’s work makes reference to death and decay via enormous unfired clay sculptures and equally as elegant small scale trompe l’oeil ceramic sculptures influenced by everyday objects and pop iconography. The
show represents sculptures from her own collection, work that she has held onto, which lends itself to insight into the artist’s relationship to her work. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 10 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Greenwich House Pottery
25 16 Jones Street
New York, NY
Greenwich House raised a record-breaking
$285,000 at Taste of Greenwich House!
Since 1902, the mission of Greenwich House has remained constant: to help individuals and families lead more fulfilling lives by offering social and health service, cultural and education programs, and opportunities for civic involvment to New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds, serving some 15,000 people annually. Thank you!
Girls’ Night Out Workshops
New at Lakeside Pottery: From Laura Petrovich Cheney:
One-day Pottery Wheel Workshop
A 2-1/2 hour workshop on Sundays. Age 15 and older
One-time experience potter's wheel workshops on Sundays almost every month for the beginner and for those who have taken beginning pottery classes in the past and would like a refresher lesson. This workshop will introduce the basic skills of working with clay on the potter's wheel and will provide you with the understanding of what it takes to use the potter's wheel. No previous experience required.
COST: $75 including firing fees for one pot
Sunday April 27, 2014, 1-3:30PM
Weekly Summer Day Camp Programs
Our camp programs are designed to provide children and young teens with the experience of an actual professional pottery studio. During each weekly camp program, the students will:
- Learn to make pots on the potter’s wheel successfully
- Learn to construct creative hand building / sculpting artwork
- Color and glaze their four projects
Monday to Thursday, 3 hours each day AM or PM
Can enroll in one or multiple camp weeks
Cost per week: $295 tools required - $20. Snack included
Sessions begin June 23, and ends on Aug 14th, 2014
Lakeside Pottery, Ceramic Studio
543 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905
For more information, visit www.lakesidepottery.com
From Laura Petrovich Cheney:
An Artist’s Perspective:
The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics
Friday, April 25, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Michelle Erikson, ceramist
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education
Join leading curators, art historians, and other specialists for lectures related to the Museum’s exhibitions and collections.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition
Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880–1910).
The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880–1910)
February 4–August 18, 2014
Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carriès, works of imposing size, beautiful in shape, and dazzling in their glazes. These works will be shown with others that inspired them, ranging from Asian ceramics to German stoneware.
For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org