Kevin Snipes enjoys a nomadic life, constantly making art no matter where he is. He’s participated in several artist residency programs including the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine. Kevin has exhibited both nationally and internationally including a recent solo exhibition at the Society of Arts and Craft, Boston; Akar, Iowa City; Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis and, even further away, Jingdezhen, China. Kevin combines his love of constructing unconventional pottery with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work.
This fast-paced, hands-on workshop for both throwers and hand-builders will challenge you to consider the ceramic object as a canvas for storytelling.
Kevin will discuss the development of his work and artistic inspirations and will demonstrate how he builds his porcelain thrown, altered and hand-built forms. He will demonstrate a variety of techniques that he uses to produce his wonderfully colorful, layered, intricate surfaces using a variety of traditional techniques and discuss how he uses these techniques in nontraditional ways to explore pop culture, contemporary life, narrative and art.
Formal design, composition and meaning will be addressed, historical and contemporary resources will be referenced for creative inspiration, and dialog about the social relevance of creating narrative ceramic vessels will be encouraged.
A must-take workshop for anyone interested in surface development!
This special event is part of ASLD’s Visiting Artist Series to bring guest artists to Denver and offer master classes to our community. We are grateful for the generous support from the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about the VISITING ARTIST SERIES.