Visting Artist 2017 - Sue Tirrell
Stories in Clay - Creating Folkloric Pottery and Sculpture with a Modern Sensibility - Ceramic Artist Sue Tirrell.
Stories in Clay is a four day study and hands-on workshop facilitated by internationally renowned ceramic artist Sue Tirrell, hosted by the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador Clay Studio. Sue is recognized for both her ceramic tableware and whimsical sculptures that often tell a complicated tale. Her imagery, forms and surfaces reference stories and traditions of a folkloric nature.
Sue uses her hand-built, wheel thrown and sculpted porcelain forms as a surface to incise and illustrate a narrative of layered imagery identified by vibrant colours and highly stylized figures. She then seamlessly brings her functional ware tales and characters to life in her three-dimensional sculptures.
Thursday, October 19, 2017. 7:00 pm – 9:00pm
Sue will give an artist presentation on her work and share how she uses bits and pieces of folktales and fables as a starting point for her pieces. She will explain how this process has evolved in her artistic practice, combined with finishing her work with touches of details that give each piece a contemporary feel. Sue will speak about her experiences as a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and the importance of artist residencies in the development of a ceramic artist’s professional career and creative process.
The artist talk is free and open to the public.
The workshop is full, however we encourage you to come out on Thursday to meet Sue and hear about her work.