Ceramics - Materials, Methods, Meaning

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Resident Faculty – Peter Christian Johnson

Visiting Artists – Steven Young Lee and David Hicks

This summer studio intensive focuses on how material and process informs the content of an artist's work.  Each visiting artist will give demonstrations, share their process, and give insight into how exploration in the studio leads to an organic discovery of the ideas that drive the artwork. Students will explore and create their own independent projects while drawing inspiration from watching and working alongside the visiting artists.

Non-credit Tuition Option - $1,100

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit: Undergraduate (3 credits); Graduate (3-4 credits). Standard tuition rates apply. More info available on admissions page (link below).


Faculty and Visiting Artists

Peter Christian Johnson

Peter Christian Johnson

Bio: Peter Christian Johnson is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Graduate Coordinator at Kent State University after spending 11 years at Eastern Oregon University. He earned his MFA from Penn State University and a BS in Environmental Science at Wheaton College. Peter has been a resident artist and visiting lecturer at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Australian National University, The Archie Bray Foundation, the LH Project, and the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts. His work has been exhibited in Canada, Australia, and throughout the United States.

Website: www.peterchristianjohnson.com

Steven Young Lee

Steven Young Lee

Bio: Steven Young Lee has been the resident artist director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana since 2006. In 2004-05, he lectured and taught at numerous universities throughout China as part of a one-year cultural and educational exchange in Jingdezhen, Shanghai and Beijing. In 2005-6 he was a visiting professor at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C. He is represented by the Duane Reed Gallery, Ferrin Contemporary and The Archie Bray Foundation Gallery. His work has been collected by the Smithsonian Museum, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, Korea, as well as many private collections. Steve received his BFA and MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University. Originally from Chicago, he lives in Helena with his wife, Lisa and their son and daughter Gavin and Florence.

Website: www.stevenyounglee.com

David Hicks

David Hicks

Bio: David Hicks creates ceramic art works inspired by nature. Individual organic forms are assembled together by thin wire aggregating dozens of disparate parts into singular large sculptures. Hicks' is a graduate from the well-regarded ceramics program at California State University, Long Beach and received his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York. Recent exhibitions include Nucleus, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC; Material Collaborations, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL; Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, CO; and MUCK, Curated by Peter Held, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the St. Petersburg Museum of Art, the US Embassy Art Collection, Washington, DC, and the American Museum of Ceramic Art. 

Website: www.dh-studio.com