Eric Serritella on fri 23 sep 05
Eric Serritella Offers Master Ceramics Class and Lecture at 171 Cedar =
(Corning, NY) Eric Serritella will offer a free lecture on Friday, =
September 30, and a ceramics master class on Saturday, October 1, at 171 =
Cedar Arts Center in Corning, NY, to coincide with his exhibition =
"Opened Earth: The Beauty Within" on display through October 22, 2005. =
The workshop will focus on methods for creating Opened Earth pieces with =
an emphasis on Chinese wheel-throwing techniques.=20
The Friday night lecture, scheduled for 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., and is free =
and open to the public. Titled "New York to Taiwan: A Journey in Clay," =
the multi-media presentation features images and tales of Serritella's =
five-month artist's residency in Taiwan. It covers topics such as =
working with the nation's master potters; time spent with world renowned =
master Ah Leon; scenic, artistic and cultural explorations; the infamous =
"Ah Li;" and glazing and firing the world's largest vase.
The master class on Saturday will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at =
171 Cedar Arts Center's Woodcock Studio. There is a fee for the =
workshop. Contact 171 at 607-936-4647 to register for the workshop as =
The artist's exhibit, "Opened Earth: The Beauty Within" is the =
exploration of influences from a five-month artist residency in Taiwan =
during the winter of 2004. The new works feature wheel-thrown pottery =
and sculptural ceramics that have been heated, stretched and altered to =
show the inner beauty, texture and earthiness of clay. Stoneware and =
porcelain are used in combination with treatments including terra =
sigillata, glazes, oxides, and multiple firing methods. A few other =
special pieces will be on hand, including several of Serritella's =
Yixing-style teapots, reflective of his time spent with world-renowned =
teapot master Ah Leon.
"My intention in this new body of work is to characterize, share and =
celebrate the tactile range and beauty of clay," states Serritella.
In the short time since returning from Taiwan, Serritella's work has =
been on exhibition in international and national shows. The first was =
Earth, Wheel & Fire at The International Museum of Art & Science, a =
Smithsonian affiliate, in McAllen, Texas. This international exhibition =
featured selected works from North America, South America and Europe. =
His pieces also have been exhibited in Ceramics 2005 - Fifth Biennial =
Exhibition of North American Clay, Guilford Handcraft Center, in =
Guilford, CT; and It's Only Clay, Bemidji Arts Council, Bemidji State =
University Visual Arts Department, in Bemidji, MN.
In addition, Serritella's pieces have appeared in Ceramics Monthly, Clay =
Times, Ceramic Art (Taiwan), and the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics =
Museum Quarterly (Taiwan). Two of his pieces have been chosen to appear =
in the 2006 Clay Lover's Calendar.
Serritella's studio, Muddy Paws Pottery, is located in Newfield, NY. =
Serritella is a charter member of the American Ceramic Society, and a =
member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts =
(NCECA), The American Craft Council (ACC), The Community Arts =
Partnership of Tompkins County, and The Greater Ithaca Art Trail. =
Serritella can be reached at his studio in Newfield at 607-564-7810, =
firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.muddypawspottery.com.
One Seventy One Cedar Arts Center was founded in 1968. A community-based =
not-for-profit multi-arts center, it provides professional instruction =
for adults and children in visual arts, music, dance, ceramic arts and =
drama. In addition, the Center presents performances and exhibitions of =
fine arts and crafts.
The Center earns only a portion of its revenues from its program fees. =
The board and staff gratefully acknowledge the generous support of 171's =
575 members and donors who help to support its operations and programs. =
Equally critical is the grant support the Center receives from Community =
Foundation of Elmira-Corning Area, Inc.; Corning Incorporated =
Foundation; New York Foundation for the Arts; New York State Council on =
the Arts; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic =
Preservation; Triangle Fund; Woodcock Foundation; Wegmans; MultiMedia =
Services and other public and private foundations. 171 Cedar Arts Center =
is an Associate Institutional Member of the National Guild of Community =
Schools of the Arts.=20
Don Goodrich on fri 23 sep 05
Thanks for the workshop information and good luck with your show.
That must have been a truly enriching experience in Taiwan. Since you
say you're a charter member of the American Ceramic Society, you must be
pushing 107 about now, and that's if you joined as an infant. In the
pictures on your website you don't look much over 40.
It's good to know that someone of your advanced years can still do the
globetrotting, workshops, and galleries with such zest.
Eric wrote (among other things):
>Serritella's studio, Muddy Paws Pottery, is located in Newfield, NY.
>Serritella is a charter member of the American Ceramic Society, and a
>member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA),
>The American Craft Council (ACC), The Community Arts Partnership of
>Tompkins County, and The Greater Ithaca Art Trail. Serritella can be
>reached at his studio in Newfield at 607-564-7810,
>email@example.com, or www.muddypawspottery.com.
Helen Bates on fri 23 sep 05
On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 10:15:23 -0400, Don Goodrich wrote:
> (...) Since you
>say you're a charter member of the American Ceramic Society, you must be
>pushing 107 about now, and that's if you joined as an infant.
Haha, Don, I guess old Eric may have meant he is a charter member of the
"Potters Council of the American Ceramic Society."
But you knew that! Teehee!
Belleville, ON, Canada
Eric Serritella on sat 24 sep 05
107 and still making pots. Pretty amazing, huh?
You're right..."Potters Council" got left out. Thanks, I'll fix it!
Muddy Paws Pottery
528 Sebring Road
Newfield, NY 14867
----- Original Message -----
From: "Helen Bates"
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: Eric Serritella workshop and presentation in Corning, NY
> On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 10:15:23 -0400, Don Goodrich
> > (...) Since you
> >say you're a charter member of the American Ceramic Society, you must be
> >pushing 107 about now, and that's if you joined as an infant.
> Haha, Don, I guess old Eric may have meant he is a charter member of the
> "Potters Council of the American Ceramic Society."
> But you knew that! Teehee!
> Belleville, ON, Canada
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