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Figuring Out Contemporary Ceramics

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021:
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM
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  • Add to calendar 2021-10-30 14:00:00 2021-10-30 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Figuring Out Contemporary Ceramics Virtual event (Pacific Time) BAM

Presented by Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) as part of The Russell and Marjorie Day Estate Lecture Series.

How are contemporary ceramics contributing in new ways to broader dialogues in contemporary art? What are some ways artists in the field exploiting the properties and metaphors of the medium? How do practices differ regionally and nationally? Please join Dr. Sequoia Miller for this talk exploring the state of contemporary ceramics. He will consider these and other questions, with special attention to the work of Tip Toland and other artists who are working in figurative idioms. The 2021 Russell and Marjorie Day Estate Lecture Series is presented in collaboration with Bellevue Arts Museum along with the current exhibition Tip Toland: Empathy in Clay.

Virtual event (Pacific Time)


About the speaker

Sequoia Miller is a historian, curator, studio potter, and former member of NWDC. He is the Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. Miller holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale University; an MA from the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture; and a BA in Russian and Art History from Brandeis University. Recent curatorial projects include RAW and Ai Weiwei: Unbroken at the Gardiner and The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art at the Yale University Art Gallery. Miller has authored and edited numerous publications and has taught at the University of Toronto, Rhode Island School of Design, and Yale University. Prior to his academic and curatorial work, Miller was a full-time studio potter based in Olympia, Washington.

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