Sam Chung, A Two Day Workshop in Conjunction with Teabowl National
KC Clay Guild is happy to present this workshop at no cost!
KC Clay Guild is honored to have Sam Chung, jury the 2020 KC Clay Guild Teabowl National exhibition.
Sam Chung lives and works in Tempe, Arizona in the United States where he is a Professor of Ceramics at Arizona State University. He creates pottery that reframes historical ceramics from a cross-cultural perspective and explores the metaphorical role of the vessel. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at Harvey Meadows, Duane Reed, Gallery IMA, Ann Linnemann Gallery (Denmark), AKAR, Greenwich House Pottery, Sherry Leedy and Lacoste Gallery. Sam’s work is included in the collections of The Everson Museum, The Crocker Art Museum (CA), Icheon World Ceramic Center (Korea), Guldagergaard (Denmark) and San Angelo Museum (TX).
This workshop will focus on creating and transforming traditional pottery forms through a variety of throwing and construction methods. Demonstrations will include throwing and stacking forms in multiple parts and assembling with a chuck system, creating off-axis forms, distorting thrown forms through cutting into forms and adding slabs, use of paper templates to design components like spouts and handles, and sgraffito and slip inlay decorating techniques.
My work draws influence from traditional Korean pottery, art and design as a reference point to reflect on perceptions of cultural identity and otherness. These cultural references are intended to question my perception of belonging within or outside of it. As a second-generation Korean-American, I often wonder how the notion of “belonging” relates to one’s notion of identity. There is a fluid nature to how we perceive ourselves based on our histories and environment. Ceramics is an ideal medium to work with because of its history showing how it has transformed as an art form through cultural influence and displacement.
Two day workshop, October 3 and 4 from 9am-4pm each day with a break for lunch. Artist talk on October 3rd after lunch.
KC Clay Guild is happy to offer this two day workshop at no cost. Advance registration is required as we have a limited amount of space.
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