Visiting Artist: The Clemo Demo

Recently, the ceramics department welcomed another guest: ceramic artist A. Blair Clemo. His work is made with a combination of wheel thrown and press molded elements, which speak to the utilitarian use of ceramics, its history, and questions the value of hand made works versus industrialized serial production.

"Equelle," A. Blair Clemo, image from  www.ablairclemo.com

“Equelle,” A. Blair Clemo, image from http://www.ablairclemo.com

"Teapot," A. Blair Clemo, image from  www.ablairclemo.com

“Teapot,” A. Blair Clemo, image from http://www.ablairclemo.com

Blair visited the department on Thursday, February 19th, for an inspiring round of critiques with a selection of junior and senior student. Friday morning the department enjoyed an informational demo from Blair about how he makes his work. He produced two jars, a teapot, and a cup in just over three hours! After the studio’s lunch break, Blair gave a presentation about his practice, current work, and recent travels to students and local professionals: ending his visit with a fantastic question and answer session that left us all ready to jump into our work head on!

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

A. Blair Clemo, Photo courtesy of Jacob Meudt

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