Join us for a night of ceramics and community! We are so excited to host Ian Childers for a workshop and artist talk. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE to the community!
About The Artist:
Ian's traditional ceramic works are made on a pottery wheel out of porcelain and fired with zinc silicate crystalline glazes. Through chemistry and a very specific firing schedule Ian is able to grow two dimensional crystals on the surface of the pots. The forms are usually swelled out vessels with narrow openings, or large flat platter forms giving the glaze on the pots a smooth and beautiful field on which to grow the crystals. Ian pushes the clay to right before the brink of failure in order to create pots that stretch from narrow to wide. His interest is to create forms that reflect the preciousness and beauty of a gemstone. The objective in Ian's traditional ceramic works is merely to create objects of beauty.