This month’s book display in the maker series features ceramics/pottery. Over the past few months we have been featuring many of the “hands on” crafts/maker projects in a series of displays related to this year’s Parkland Reads book, “ShopClass as Soul Craft.” This month’s display case showcases work by Clare Margiotta, a Parkland College ceramics student. Her works are diverse and illustrate a comprehensive pottery skill set including many textures, colors, shapes and glazing techniques. Please check out the Parkland College Spring Catalog for all of the arts courses.
For more examples of ceramics and to support the ceramics program here consider attending one of the following events on campus:
State of the Art: Cermaics Invitational curated by Chris Berti
Saturday, November 21, noon
Giertz Gallery at Parkland College presents Four by One, a group ceramic exhibition curated by art faculty member Chris Berti. The artists include Randy Carlson, Sunshine Cobb, Michael Corney, Paul Eshelman, Meredith Host, Doug Jeppesen, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Randy Johnston, Beth Lo, Joe Pintz, and Luba Sharipan. The exhibition will include two visiting artists from Illinois including Doug Jeppesen and Randy Carlson.
Randy Carlson will also give a lecture and demonstration on Wednesday, January 27 at 1pm in the ceramics studio (room C-191). Carlson worked as a production potter in Minnesota, Maine and Wisconsin before joining the Art faculty of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
Coffee and Tea, Cups and Dessert: A Giertz Gallery Benefit
Thursday, December 3, 4-7pm
Enjoy a selection of beautiful handmade cups donated by Parkland faculty and students, live music by Fair Play featuring traditional Irish music, tasty desserts provided by Parkland College Hospitality Program, and coffee and tea. A silent auction of ceramic works—perfect for holiday gifts (or for yourself)—will round out the evening’s festivities. Tickets are $30 (2 for $50) and may be purchased at the Giertz Gallery, or through the art gallery office by calling 217/351-2485 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be on sale during the Ceramics Invitational opening reception.
The Library has a large collection of maker books, in both physical and digital formats, available to faculty, students, and community members. If you want to become a maker yourself, come on in and Ask A Librarian to help you find your new hobby!