Salt City Clay: Selected Works by Syracuse Ceramics Guild
September 20, 2014 - January 25, 2015
This exhibition, juried by Chandra Debuse and Tommy Frank, presents new work by members of the Syracuse Ceramic Guild. The Syracuse Ceramic Guild, established in 1947, is a not-for-profit organization of potters dedicated to the promotion of awareness and understanding of the ceramic medium.
About the jurors:
Chandra Debuse began her career at the community pottery studio, Down Under Pottery in Lincoln, NE. She studied at Penland School of Crafts and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before receiving her MFA from the University of Florida in 2010. She has completed artist residencies at the Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN before establishing her own studio in Kansas City, MO in 2012. In 2012 she was named one of six emerging artists at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Seattle, WA.
Tommy Frank, a Florida native, studied at Asbury College, KY before becoming a studio assistant for potters in Tampa, FL. He was the first Artist-in-Residence of the St. Petersburg Clay Company in 2002, after which he was awarded a residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and the OdysseCenter for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC. Frank received his MFA from Bowling Green State University, OH in 2010. Frank is currently the Studio Manager for Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO.