Sonoma County Art Trails
Oct
12
to Oct 20

Sonoma County Art Trails

When: October 12 & 13 + 19 & 20
Time: 10-5 Each Day
Where: 1320 Commerce St, Suite J, Petaluma CA 94954
What: My pottery studio and showroom will be open to the public as part of Sonoma County Art Trails, the oldest juried open studio tour in the country.

Our 140+ juried professional artists invite you to EXPLORE Sonoma County, engage with artists in their own studios, and collect beautiful art.

Since 1985, the Art Trails self-guided tour gives visitors fabulous opportunities to learn first-hand from the artists what inspires their art, how it is made and where it is made. Art Trails is always the second and third weekend in October, the perfect time of year to enjoy Sonoma County, see fabulous art, find a terrific holiday gift, and treat oneself to a special piece of art that will enliven your home or office. So mark your calendars, bring your family and friends and bask in the enjoyment of Art Trails!

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To Contain and To Serve: An Evening of Cuisine, Calligraphy, and Ceramics
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

To Contain and To Serve: An Evening of Cuisine, Calligraphy, and Ceramics

Date :: Friday, August 30, 2019

Time :: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; discussion and walk through begins promptly at 6:30 PM

Location :: San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA

Tickets :: Tickets to this event are mandatory.  Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.(link is external)

Pre-purchase ticket price before the day of the event: $35.00 (before processing/purchase fees) via Eventbrite.

Ticket price if purchased at the door/evening of the event: $45.00.

Ticket price includes a single ceramic bowl created specifically for the evening’s event.

About this event :: Join us at this community building event which coincides with the closing reception of the exhibition Calligraphies In Conversation. View calligraphic artworks in over a dozen languages, styles, and scripts from local and international artists. Curator Arash Shirinbab and ceramicist Forrest Lesch-Middelton will be on hand to discuss their artistic collaboration, To Contain and To Serve. Attendees are invited to enjoy traditional Persian cuisine served on artisan ceramic dishware created by Lesch-Middelton and Shirinbab; at the end of the event, attendees keep the dishware which they have used for their dinner.


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ACGA : CLAY AND GLASS FESTIVAL
Jul
13
to Jul 14

ACGA : CLAY AND GLASS FESTIVAL

Join me and 150 juried artists for the 27th Annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto. A  free, fun-filled two-day celebration of Clay and Glass Art on July 13-14, 2019, at the Palo Alto Art Center. Featuring both fine and functional art, the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival is the largest show of its kind. Meet the artists and learn about their art. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including hands-on pottery-making and wheel-throwing demonstrations. Forrest will be giving a demo on Sunday at 11:00

Visit ACGA.net  for all of the details!

 

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Throwing and Trimming Plates
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Throwing and Trimming Plates

Location: Petaluma Pottery: 1320 Commerce St. Suite R, Petaluma, CA 94954
Sign Up and Details: HERE

While simple at first glance, a plate can be complex in both creation and concept. Join us for one night of throwing plates on the wheel. In this workshop you will learn tips and techniques to throw consistent plate forms in a variety of sizes, learn tips and tricks for altering shapes and rims, and talk about best practices for trimming and finishing plates in a variety of ways. Students will see demos on throwing and trimming, have some time to practice and ask questions and leave with new ideas to inspire future studio practice.

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Alternate Endings 2: Contemporary Ceramic Bookends
Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00
The Earth is Broken, The Earth is Whole
Mar
28
to May 11

The Earth is Broken, The Earth is Whole

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28, 6-9 pm
Location: Hopkins Center for the Arts, Redepenning Gallery, 1111 Main Street, Hopkins, MN 55343

The Earth is Broken, the Earth is Whole is a dialogue between four artists: Forrest Lesch-Middelton, Arash Shirinbab, Pedram Baldari and Nooshin Hakim Javadi. This exhibition will feature ceramics, calligraphy, media, food, performance and installations that explore cultural and political exchanges between Middle Eastern and Western interpretations of our cultures. This exhibition asks challenging questions, like, do we accept or reject the concept of globalization and migration? How do we embrace what is happening and what is to come? Can it really be as simple as sitting down together? Can something as commonplace as clay, a mineral ubiquitous to all cultures, transcend borders and become a catalyst for addressing such complex issues?

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Sierra Nevada College Workshop
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Sierra Nevada College Workshop

POTTERY IMAGE TRANSFERS
Workshop Details
Experience combining form and surface as you explore the techniques Forrest has developed which allow him to integrate wheel throwing and image transfer techniques creating uniquely decorative functional wares. Use Silkscreens Forrest provides and start by making tiles and progressing to wheel thrown and hand built forms. Forrest will walk you through his process encouraging your own creative exploration through conversations that elicit a deeper development of your personal voice. Whew, that’s a lot! You are certain to leave with a new approach to surface and decoration.

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ACGA : CLAY AND GLASS FESTIVAL
Jul
14
to Jul 15

ACGA : CLAY AND GLASS FESTIVAL

Join me and 150 juried artists for the 26th Annual ACGA Clay & Glass Festival in Palo Alto. A  free, fun-filled two-day celebration of Clay and Glass Art on July14-15, 2018, at the Palo Alto Art Center. Featuring both fine and functional art, the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival is the largest show of its kind. Meet the artists and learn about their art. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including hands-on pottery-making and wheel-throwing demonstrations.

Visit ACGA.net  for all of the details!

 

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Mother's Day + Spring Open House
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Mother's Day + Spring Open House

Hosted by FLM Ceramics + Quill and Arrow
Sunday, May 6th : 10-3
1320 Commerce St. Ste. J&K  |  Petaluma, CA

Here's what's in store...
DECORATE YOUR OWN CLAY TILE + PRINT YOUR OWN CARD FOR MOM!
(or friend, or cat)

Hand print your own letterpress card on a vintage printing press. Decorate your own clay tile on Sunday, we’ll fire the tiles and have them ready for pick up by Friday, May 11... just in time for Mother’s day. Kids and adults welcome! Tile+card=$25

OPEN HOUSE
Tour our studios!

SPRING CLEANING SALE
Discounted pottery, tile, tile seconds, stationery, prints, journals

 

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San Francisco Decorator Showcase
Apr
28
to May 28

San Francisco Decorator Showcase

DATES: April 28, 2018 - May 28, 2018
HOURS: Open Tuesday - Sunday
Visit decoratorshowcase.org for times and tickets.

I'm excited to be a part of this year's San Francisco Decorator Showcase! The showcase is widely considered to be the West Coast’s premier design show house event, renowned for featuring the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers. For the past 41 years, all the funds raised through the Decorator Showcase go directly to support the San Francisco University High School Financial Aid Program. 

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Festival of the Arts Panel - Sacramento State
Apr
12
3:00 PM15:00

Festival of the Arts Panel - Sacramento State

Artist Panel Discussion: "The State of Clay"
Sacramento State  |  Library Gallery
Moderated by Nancy Service, panelists will be "Concurrent/Conventions: A Spectrum of Contemporary Ceramics" exhibiting artists, Forrest Middelton, Jason Walker, Sandy Simon, and Bob Brady. They will give short presentations, and moderator Nancy Service will guide a discussion regarding directions in contemporary ceramics.

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After Dark: Cobalt Lecture
Feb
15
to Feb 16

After Dark: Cobalt Lecture

Join me at the San Francisco Exploratorium for "After Dark: Cobalt" Part of the series, Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table

"Known for its rich blue color, cobalt has been used to stylize ceramics in many cultures across the globe. Explore the Delftware process and see how cobalt leads to striking designs on ceramic tiles."

Tickets available here.

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Holiday Sale & Open House
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Holiday Sale & Open House

Quill and Arrow and I are teaming up for an open house & holiday sale in Petaluma!

Collectively we'll have letterpress prints, handmade journals, paper goods, stationery, mugs, plates, bowls, vases, pitchers, jars, tile seconds and more more more. Studio tours. Holiday snacks. All the goodness. 10-4 both days. 

1320 Commerce Street  |  Studio J  |  Petaluma, 94954

Can't make it? Want to see more? We both have work available online. 
quillandarrow.com
flmceramics.com

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