Catch Reno ceramicist Joe Winter's "Pyrotechniques" show in the Haldan Art Gallery, with an artist reception from 5pm-7pm on Thursday, Oct. 11! Winter will also give a free talk about his artworks and the techniques he uses to create his pottery at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome.
Winter’s Pyrotechniques show in the library building features a number of ceramic pots created using several different techniques, including Raku (low-temperature gas-fired stoneware), wood-fired stoneware and wood-fired salt glazed stoneware. Each technique involves fire directly interacting with clay and glaze. “Fire, of course, can be incredibly destructive, but I am most interested in fire as a beautiful tool for creating pots with beauty, depth, and unique character,” said Winter. Inspired by native art from Indonesia, Winter has studied the country’s masks, shields and other items. “I do not want to copy them, but I am inspired to use their very deliberate method in some recent pieces,” he said.
Winter began working with ceramics in 1979 while still in high school, and he is mostly self-taught. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Northern Arizona University, and also holds a master’s in fine arts degree from East Carolina University. For more about his artwork and techniques, visit www.joewinterpottery.com.
Two other art exhibit openings will also take place on Thurs. Oct. 11 from 5pm-7pm. In the Foyer Gallery (Fine Arts building) will be LTCC student and sculptor Guy Gilmore's "The American Dream." And in the Main Building will be a Student Art Show highlighting prize-winning art from the Spring quarter's annual Student Art Show, along with a few new pieces created by the winners.
Thursday, 11 October, 2018
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