We are excited to welcome this week, our new Resident Artist, Ian Connors! Ian comes to us from Wisconsin, where he graduated in May from University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, with his BFA, concentration in Ceramics. Ian is a functional potter. His weapon of choice is the wheel, specializing in thrown and altered forms. The juicy surfaces you see on his work come from wood firing. We're thrilled to have him on board for the next six months. Stop by the studio to say hey, and drop in this Tuesday for Ian's first class. He will be teaching our afternoon Intermediate Throwing Class for the next few months.
To read more about Ian check out our "resident artist" page. And to buy his work stop by Taos Clay, or shop online in our Gallery.
Wow we are so excited about all of the wonderful press Taos Clay Studio and our studio members have been receiving. First, our Resident Artist Rickie Barnett was featured as an emerging artist on the Musing About Mud Blog! You can check out some beautiful images of his sculptures, and paintings here… http://musingaboutmud.blogspot.com/2014/11/emerging-artist-rickie-barnett.html
You can also stop by our studio in El Prado to meet him in person, and purchase a one of a kind work from the Gallery. Rickie is one of our favorite teachers and has been an incredible asset to the studio and we are so excited that others are noticing too.
Also this week our Executive Director, Brandi Jessup, was featured on The Potters Cast with Paul Blais. This is a wonderful podcast delving into the art and business of pottery. Listen to the full episode here…
And finally local artist and entrepreneurs Matt Thomas and Richard Spera owners of Matt's Gluten Free Bakery, andCasa Gallina hosted another fabulous Pecha Kucha in September. Brandi was one of the many presenters. Her talk went live online this week. Brandi talks about fusing her studio practice with her new found business side. Watch all of the talks here!