Hello everyone and happy spring!
It has been a rough winter here in Boone, but I've had a lot of exciting things happen during these past snowy months. After spending Christmas preparing for graduate school applications, it seems my hard work has really paid off. I decided to apply to seven different graduate programs all across the country and feel very fortunate to say that ALL seven programs had me listed as a finalist. This whole experience has been incredibly encouraging to say the least!
After several official offers and much research and deliberation, I am happy to announce that I have chosen Edinboro University as my graduate program. Crisinta Cordova was the person who put this school on my radar and I'm so glad she did because the more I researched the program the more interested I became. With the three main focuses of the ceramic program being glaze chemistry, mold-making, and figure sculpting, I believe it is a perfect fit for me. It feels great to know where I will be spending the next three years of my life. I think the work is going to explode out of me!
I also wanted to share some images from the latest workshops that I've been involved in lately. The first two images have been from Cristina Cordova and Jason Bige Burnett's collaborative workshops titled, "The Printed Figure." The class was in such high demand that they decided to split it into two separate sessions. Jason's clay screen printing techniques and slip applications were mind-blowing. Daniel Long and I were fortunate enough to assist both Cristina and Jason during the workshops. I left both sessions incredibly inspired. Please feel free to check-out more of their upcoming workshops at www.travel-arte.com.
In late February my class, "Exploring the Figure in Clay" started in the Craft Enrichment Program at Appalachian State University. I have been so impressed with my students! They have been working really hard on their sculptures so I wanted to take the time to recognize them by sharing some images of what we've been up to.
That's all for now! New work is on the way so stay tuned!