Focus: College Clay

Responsibility is to power what hard work is to talent; the latter falls short without the former. It is perhaps a bit early to know whether or not those included in this year’s Undergraduate Showcase have learned this lesson—but we think their chances are good.

 

 

on the cover: Granary Jar, 16 in. (41 cm) in height, porcelain with inlaid cobalt pigment, by Steven Young Lee, Helena, Montana.
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Undergraduate Showcase 2010

  • Haakon Lenzi, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
  • Mary McKenzie, Sheridan College of Technology & Advanced Learning

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Raised In Clay
by Hannah Marshall

A studio kid reflects on how a childhood in her father’s shop, making thousands of pots, shaped her family—and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

From West to East and Back Again:
The Ceramics of Steven Young Lee

by Casey Ruble

The fluidity of identity as explored through Korean heritage, an American Midwest upbringing, a residency in China, and a love of clay.

MFA Factor: Virginia Commonwealth University

 

The New World of Crystalline Glazes
by Diane Creber

We used to believe that crystalline glazes would not work in reduction atmospheres. It turns out that, like a lot of “truths” in ceramics, it’s simply a matter of finding a way.

Glenn C. Nelson, 1913–2010

We remember the man who taught thousands when he “wrote the book” on ceramics that many college programs have used since 1957.

Studio Visit: Cynthia Giachetti, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

An artist whose current work deals with light and the re-use of found objects works in a re-purposed garage where getting enough light can be a struggle.


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