CER 643 001, 2 weeks, 3 Credit Hours, Lab Fee: $150
Inspired by story and metaphor, this course explores installations that operate as stages. Multiple objects will be created using primarily ceramics, but incorporating other materials such as paper, wire, and found objects; these will be used to create spaces that perform as well as offer observers, or unwitting actors, the chance to inhabit them. An investigation of object-making—or the creation of characters and props—will also be part of our practice, as we work with ceramic techniques as well as other materials. The class will cover handbuilding basics, as well as giving advanced students the opportunity to expand their practice. Artists with an interest in ceramics, sculpture, installation, and narrative are strongly encouraged to register.
Jeffry Mitchell makes sculpture and works on paper that spring from decorative and folk art traditions. He is represented by PDX Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon. Recently he exhibited work at the Rena Bransten gallery in San Francisco and was included in the group exhibition Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum in New York curated by Jens Hoffman. He holds an MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and lives in Seattle.
Jeanne Quinn uses porcelain to create theatrical installations that attempt to remind us that everything is ephemeral. She studied art history and baroque music performance at Oberlin College and received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Washington. She has exhibited widely, including the Denver Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art, and Art Basel/Design Miami. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the European Ceramic Work Centre, and the International Ceramics Center (Denmark), and has lectured widely at institutions such as UCLA, the Kansas City Art Institute, Columbia University, and Alfred University. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado.