August 12, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus: Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn slip-trailing techniques from Mark Nafziger! He'll be demonstrating his unique designs and other surface-decorating methods. To register, see ohiocraft.org. #marknafziger#sliptrailing#beauty#demos
This is me finishing up the raised slip decoration for one of my pieces that will be in "The Object Feels" exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art. In this show artist took artifacts that are in the Spencer's collection and recreated them so that they could be held and felt. Since many of the original objects are so old, fragile and breaking apart it would be impossible to feel the original object. This show is very dear to me because I am a firm believer that art is for everyone. And for too long people who cannot see have been excluded from taking part in the art world. This is very wrong. I hope with this show and my with my career as a whole I can start to bring more and more art to people who have been so far excluded. I'll give more information about the exhibition when I learn more!