Date: June 14-18, 2013 (5 days)
Instructor: Kirk Mangus
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Class Description: “I like to deal with human relationships, wars, life and death situations, nature scenes, and humorous situations in my work. My intent is to reduce such complex issues into understandable and universal communication through art and imagery. I want to make pots like the Mimbres, Silla and the Jomon. I deal with one of the oldest technologies and art forms. My competition is thousands of years old. Much of human civilization; it’s beauty, misery, and cultural directions are directly related to someone making a pot, pipe, or a brick around a wood fire. I am not a performer nor am I working for the public like an architect or engineer. I make what I want and hope my work will be found and appreciated.” If you feel the same way about your own work and ideas, and want to push further, here is your invitation to spend five days working in our studio beside one of America’s truly special artists.
Instructor Bio: Kirk Mangus grew up on the border of Ohio in Sharon, PA. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he received his B.F.A. During four summers in the early 1970’s After graduating RISD, he was a resident of the Clay Studio in Philadelphia for two years. Mangus received his M.F.A. at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington in 1979. He was a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in 1980 before returning to Pennsylvania to build a large wood kiln. This was made with handmade bricks which he completed at his parents farm in 1982. Kirk Mangus has been the Head of Ceramics at Kent State University since 1985. He has taught at Alfred University Summer School, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, University of Georgia Athens Cortona,Italy Program, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Appalachian Center , Penland, Peter’s Valley Craft Center and numerous other institutions. He has lectured in China, Japan, Korea, France, Italy, Finland, Lithuania, Canada and throughout the United States. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 4 Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Fellowship, and a McKnight Fellowship. Professor Mangus has exhibited his ceramics and drawings extensively nationally and internationally. His work is in the collections of museums and individuals all over the world.
(tuition includes lunch during workshop)
Studio/Materials Fee: $50
A $30 Registration Fee will be added to your course total. This is a one-time annual
fee for non-members. If you are a current member, this fee will be removed before
credit card processing.