Off Center: 1st Annual International Ceramic Arts Competition
Fri, April 14, 2017 – Sat, May 27, 2017
Artists from around the world will be participating in Blue Line Arts First Annual International Ceramic Art Competition on April 14, 2017 through May 27, 2017, entitled Off Center, with a total of 75 pieces showcased for the public to enjoy.
To see more… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-HTcKRHfyw
Simon attended the University of Minnesota in the late 60’s studying ceramics under Warren Mackenzie and Curt Hoard. She moved to Georgia to live and work as a potter from 1970 to 1978. From there, she was invited to teach at the Chicago Art Institute and continued her teaching career at many different universities in the U.S. She was awarded an NCECA grant in 1986 and another for travel and work in China in 2012. Simon opened TRAX ceramic gallery in Berkeley, CA in 1995 to bring attention to the work of dedicated functional potters. TRAX is located near the RR tracks in west Berkeley and hosts 6 shows a year. TRAX maintains an active web site: www.traxgallery.com
San Francisco Bay Area artist Robert Brady’s career spans over 40 years. He has rigorously explored figurative abstraction with a unique style utilizing imagery, form and color to convey messages. Brady’s early career began as a potter; his versatility and skill with materials led him to pursue wood sculpture. Brady describes the initial shift in media as a “risk, but something which made sense due to the warm and receptive nature of both materials.” Today, Brady works effortlessly between clay, wood, bronze and works on paper.