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By Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts

Saturday, October 17, 2020 12pm

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Saturday, October 17, 2020 12pm

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During this visit we have the pleasure of traveling to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina to visit the one and only Suze Lindsay for a special two-hour edition of our series! During this visit, Suze will be focused on demonstrating simple drop molds and drop platter forms/molds. We will be creating new tools for our studio practice and all materials used will be shared with each participant prior to the event so that you can follow along with Suze! We will visit Suze later in the Fall to discuss surface enhancements with slips on November 21st!

Suze and her husband Kent McLaughlin work out of their studio Fork Mountain pottery, featuring the salt kiln that Suze uses for the beautiful surfaces of her work. Suze will welcome us to her studio for demonstration, discussion of her surface work and her career as a studio potter and educator.

About the Visit an Artist Series: Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Event: Saturday, October 17, 2020 12noon - 2pm via Zoom

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Cost: Free for Harvard Undergraduates. $50.00 for Harvard Graduate Students, Harvard Staff and Adult Community.

Note: All classes will meet online using free, accessible applications. Once you have registered for a course, you will receive an email with details on how to access your class via Zoom. In order to participate in these courses, you will need to have access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera, and an internet connection. You will need to download Zoom before the first class. New to using Zoom? Here are the specific system requirements needed to run Zoom. Questions? Feel free to email Kathy King, Director at kking@fas.harvard.edu.

Artist Biography:

Suze Lindsay is a studio potter living and working in the NC mountains. Her concentration in ceramic studies includes a two-year core fellowship at Penland School of Crafts, then an MFA from Louisiana State University. In 1996, after completing three years as an Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts, Suze and her husband, Kent McLaughlin set up and began potting in their studio in Bakersville, NC under the name Fork Mountain Pottery.Suze‘s stoneware pots subtly reference the figure, as she is known for her altered pottery forms that are decorated and fired in a salt kiln. Her mark-making is strongly influenced by the study of historical ceramics with a focus on surface decoration used to enhance form by patterning and painting slips and glazes.

Suze has taught at numerous art centers and universities including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Curaumilla Art Center, and Ohio University She has been a presenter at the Utilitarian Clay Conference in Tennessee, the Alabama Clay Conference, Vermont’s North Country Studio Conference, and Fusion-Ontario Clay and Glass Association Conference in Toronto. Awards include Best of Show in the First Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, and Emerging Artist at the 2000 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art conference.

Her work is in the permanent collections of George E Ohr Museum in Biloxi MS, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan ,San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX., Islip Art Museum, NY, Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens OH, Greenwich House Pottery, NY, Lancaster Museum of Art, East Petersburg, PA, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Raleigh, NC , The North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, and Manchester Craftsmans Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

Solo Exhibitions include exhibitions at Manchester Craftsmans Guild in Pittsburgh PA, North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove NC.,, Roswell Art Center in Atlanta, Ga., 18 Hands Gallery in Houston TX., and AKAR Gallery in Iowa City IA.

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