Study With Me in Cortona, Italy this Summer

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching in the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy this summer. The program was started in 1970 as a summer study abroad and grew into a year-round satellite campus of UGA. I spent a week in Cortona several years ago on vacation and I have been impatiently awaiting the chance to return. I was struck by the relaxed lifestyle, being surrounded by history, amazing food, and, of course, the coffee bars. Who wouldn’t want to work in this historic studio in a beautiful Tuscan hilltown?

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The program is designed for full-time undergraduate and graduate credit. Students take 3-5 courses including studios in CERAMICS!!!! as well as art history and Italian language. Centered in Tuscany, students have the opportunity to see masterworks in Rome, Florence, Venice, Arezzo, Pisa, Orvieto and Sienna. Cortona is home to an impressive collection of Etruscan pottery and nearby Deruta is a center of majollica production.

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The registration deadline for summer ’16 is Febuary 15. You can find information here: http://cortona.franklin.uga.edu/admissions/application.

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architecTONIC Opens April 4th

The culmination of almost 3 years of graduate research and experimentation at the University of Florida will be emerging from the kiln early next week. Some trays, stands and display furniture will be finished shortly after. Amazingly all of this will be ready for the opening reception at Charlie Cummings Gallery on April 4th.

The details are on the images above. Please feel free to share them, or contact me to join my email list or give me your mailing address and I’ll send you an invitation.

If you’re close enough to make the trip to Gainesville, please stop by.

Digital Fabrication

I have been incorporating some new technology in my work. These photos show some of the process from digital modeling to CNC milling, laser cutting and 3-D printing. I am enjoying the contrast between cutting edge and age-old technologies. The precision of computer guided machining juxtaposed to the handmade is compelling, as well. Some finished work with digitally fabricated trays are at the end of the show. More to come…

There is a short video of the CNC mill in action here.