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Technicalities: Meaning in Methods

October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

A symposium, Technicalities: Meaning in Methods, October 28-30, 2016, will be presented in conjunction with Wood, Revisited and the concurrent exhibition at The Clay Studio, Transference: Transfer Printing and Contemporary Ceramics, October 7 through November 27, 2016. The discussions will explore new and traditional methods and their conceptual repercussions in the contemporary wood and ceramic art fields.

After the Craft NOW kickoff event–a Keynote address on October 28, 2016–the symposium will continue throughout the weekend. the full day symposium will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 and will begin at 9:00 am at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art located at 2001 N 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Glenn Adamson will serve as a moderator for the panels.The event requires pre-registration, tickets are $65 ($60 for members). Click here for regular admission and click here for member price. Not a member? Click here to join as a member. Cost includes a box lunch and paid parking is available adjacent to Tyler, Saturday and Sunday. Free, street parking is usually available, north of the school. Picture id is required for check in at security desk. Students are eligible for a discounted price, to cover the lunch. If interested in the student rate for the symposium, click here.

Symposium speakers include
Ethan Lasser, Curator of American Art, Harvard Art Museum
John Caperton, Curator at The Print Center, Philadelphia
Anne Carlisle, PhD Candidate, Bard Graduate Center
Jennifer Zwilling, Curator of Artistic Programs, The Clay Studio
Paul Scott, Artist, Author, Curator, Professor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Charlotte Hodes, Artist, Professor at University of the Arts, London
Sebastian ErraZuriz, Artist, Designer, Activist
Thomas Loeser, Artist, Chair of University of Wisconsin at Madison Department of Art
Andrew Raftery, Artist, Professor of Printmaking and Painting at Rhode Island School of Design
Larry Bush, Artist, Professor of Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design
Christopher Kurtz, Artist, Designer
Yuri Kobayashi, Artist, Instructor at Rhode Island School of Design

Workshops will take place Sunday, October 30, 2016, also at Tyler School of Art. The Center for Art in Wood’s workshop will begin at 1:00 pm. Artist Janice Smith will show some surface patterns made with the ShopBot and go over ways to do drawings and then create tool paths. Participants can try drawing using the ShopBot if they want and/or try making wood and ceramic tiles with patterns using the ShopBot carvings. There will be a display of work by Janice Smith and Dan Devos. Pre-registration is required, $30 admission ($25 members). NOTE: Students can attend at the member price. Click here for regular admission and click here for member price. Not a member? Click here to join as a member.

The Clay Studio’s workshop portion begins at 10:00 am. Artists Paul Scott and Charlotte Hodes will be sharing their multifaceted approach to working with transferware. For information on The Clay Studio’s workshop, please click here.


October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am
October 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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Temple University’s Tyler School of Art
2001 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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