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?
NCECA 2019: March 25 - March 30
NCECA Reception: Thursday, March 28, 5 – 9 pm
University of Minnesota's Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library Gallery and Wilson Library Architecture Library:
89 Church St., 210 Rapson Hall, Minneapolis, MN.
Wilson Library: 4th Floor, 309 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN,
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.
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!
POTTERY IMAGE TRANSFERS
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.
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!
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
Tour our studios!
SPRING CLEANING SALE
Discounted pottery, tile, tile seconds, stationery, prints, journals
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.
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.
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."
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.