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I invite you to join me, Christine Kosiba, and Hayley Davison in the Opening and Reception of this wonderful exhibition in Morganton, NC.


Details of show and directions to the gallery may be found on the gallery website: www.hamiltonwilliams.com

Hope to see you there!


  


 




 

 











Past Events




Jenluma Clayworks will be hosting guest photographer Sondra Middleton for this wonderful event. Mark your calendars now!

 





Southern Highland Craft GuildFolk Art Center
Asheville, North Carolina
Main Gallery
August 29, 2015 - January 17, 2016

New Members Show, “Solid Roots”
Featuring the work of artists who became members of the Guild between Fall 2013 – Spring 2015.


EXHIBITION PARTICIPANTS/PARTICIPATING EXHIBITIONISTS

Linda Azar Dorothy Baker JohnFrank Brannon Alan Carter Erin Castellan Lorraine Cathey Karen Collis Joni Davis Rachelle Davis Robin Ford Bridget Fox Ursula Goebels-Ellis Nancy Graham Erin Keane Jenny Mastin Brenna McBroom Tracey Palmer Diana Pittis Joey Sheehan Kim Thompson Alan "Doc" Welty Hayden Wilson

 



INTRODUCTION TO CLAY SCULPTURE


Feb. 5 - 23, 2015

Western Piedmont Community College will host local clay sculptor Jenny Mastin, who will teach “Introduction to Clay Sculpture” in February.

Mastin’s class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm, from Feb. 5 - 24. The class will be held in the college’s Professional Crafts Sculpture Studio H-26 and is being offered through the Continuing Education Personal Enrichment Program.

Students of all skill levels are welcome to participate in Mastin’s class, which will provide an introduction to clay sculpture, on and off the wall. Students will explore predominately slab construction combined with other handbuilding techniques. A variety of three dimensional forms will be explored. Additionally, Mastin will present surface decoration techniques including appliqué, carving and stamping.

The class will cost $75 per person, and tools can be purchased in the college bookstore the first night of class. Registration should be completed with the class fee paid by Monday.

For more information about registering for this or other crafts classes at WPCC, contact Professional Crafts Coordinator Courtney Long by phone at 828-448-3552 or by email at clong@wpcc.edu.






TALKING HEADS Oct 24 - Nov 12, 2013

Jenny Mastin will offer "Talking Heads" on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm beginning Oct. 24 - Nov 12 in Western Piedmont Community College’s Professional Crafts Sculpture Studio H-26.

 Students will learn construction, modeling techniques, and concepts needed to form sculptural clay heads. Subject matter may be realistic or imagined... the sky's the limit! A range of color options will be available to students to finish sculpture surfaces. For more information, contact Professional Crafts Coordinator, Courtney Long, clong@wpcc.edu. Students may register for continuing education classes up to 1 business day before the first day of class. Ways to register for classes, please go to the following link: http://www.wpcc.edu/continuing_ed.php?cat=382

Students are to bring:

a curious mind and adventurous attitude

clay tools
small water containers
brush assortment
apron or cover shirt
pictures of heads and facial expressions (magazines are a good resource)
A small or medium mirror you don't have to hold is helpful.

*Another great resource is your camera phone... take pictures of your head 4 ways (2 profile views, full frontal, full back view) Print them out to about 4" x 6" and attach to a sheet of paper for easy reference to bone and facial feature structure. You won't be required to make a sculptural portraiture of yourself... this is for visual reference only. You could take pictures of someone else if you choose.

 The items above are my wish list. Bring what you're comfortable working with and what you have on hand to make your experience enjoyable.

Please share this information with anyone you think might also be interested in taking this class. Also, please let me know if you are receiving this email more than once.

Hope to see you soon!

Jenny Mastin

"Jenluma Clayworks"
www.jenluma.com
828.525.0350 (cell)
828.874.2393 (home)




Three Women, Three Mediums, Three Styles

Jan Kransberger, Pam Winegard, Jenny Mastin

Opening
Reception

Friday, September 13th
1523 Elizabeth Ave. Ste 120
Charlotte, NC 28204
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Show runs through October 5th


September 13, 2013 - October 5, 2013

Charlotte, North Carolina - RedSky Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition of works from artists Jan Kransberger, Jenny Mastin and Pam Winegard at 1523 Elizabeth Ave, Ste 120. Join us for an opening reception from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Friday, September 13th. The show runs through October 5th.

 

Glass artist Jan Kransberger creates kiln cast women bedecked in colorful jewels and strewn with flowers. Her work is greatly inspired by nature (including human nature). Not only the sights and sounds, but the emotions nature evokes in us. The themes she pursues or the techniques used for its execution may vary and can represent any current fascination, obsession or concern where the glass merely becomes a vocabulary to express something which often times is difficult to articulate.  Jan received her BA degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has continued her studies at Penland School of Crafts (NC) and the Corning Studio (NY). Her work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast. Jan currently works from her studio in Western North Carolina.

 

Jenny Mastin is a ceramic sculptor and owner of Jenluma Clayworks Studio in Morganton, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from East Carolina University's School of Art and Design and her Masters degree in Art Education from Appalachian State University. She has more than 30 years experience working as a professional artist and art educator of children and adults. The inspiration for her sculptures stem from a longstanding curiosity and interest in anthropology, art, and nature. Each form, whether a totem, mask, shield, body art, or figurine are created as a means of connecting human beings to each other and to the natural and spirit worlds. These works create a sacred communion or dialogue, making it possible to bridge boundaries.

 

Pam Winegard is an encaustic artist and art educator.  Exploring themes of social and cultural subject matter, Pam  turns to the concept of community as the basis for her work. Drawn to the fluidity and transparency of encaustic painting, Winegard creates visual narratives with a tactile and humanistic quality that engages the viewer in a more intimate way. Her choice of imagery investigates gender connections and how roles and relationships are defined. Pam received her MFA in Art & Design from Winthrop University concentrating in painting and drawing, graduating in 2011 with highest academic honors. She has been in a number of international, national, and regional juried exhibitions and has been awarded several exhibit honors including Best of Show and First Place awards as well as published in a number of catalogs. Pam lives and maintains a studio in Matthews, NC with her husband.

 

 

   

 

Lark Crafts publication:  500 Figures in Clay Volume 2


Thank you very much for submitting images to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming Lark Crafts publication 500 Figures in Clay Volume 2.  We are happy to let you know that your image Eoster's Repose has been chosen to appear in the book. Your complimentary copy of the book will be shipped about the same time the book appears in bookstores, in February 2014.






Important:Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, NC

TALKING HEADS  Oct 24 - Nov 12, 2013 ( descriptive information to come later)

CLAY ON THE WALL  Sept 19 - Oct 10, 2013 

Western North Carolina Clay Sculptor, Jenny Mastin, will teach CLAY ON THE WALL on Thursday mornings from 10 - 12:00 beginning Sept. 19 - Oct.10 in Western Piedmont Community College’s Professional Crafts Sculpture Studio H-26.

Students will learn slab techniques and concepts needed to form sculptures that are mounted on a wall. An array of surface decoration will be covered including stamping, carving, incising, and painting. A range of color options will be available to students finish sculpture surfaces. For more information, contact Professional Crafts Coordinator, Courtney Long, clong@wpcc.edu. Students may register for continuing education classes up to 1 business day before the first day of class.  Ways to register for classes, please go to the following link: http://www.wpcc.edu/continuing_ed.php?cat=382

Students are to bring:

a curious mind and adventurous attitude
clay tools
small water containers
brush assortment
apron or cover shirt
any found object (natural or man-made) for stamping the clay
any rubber, clay, or wooden stamp you may have
sketchbook
a straight edge

The items above are my wish list. Bring what you're comfortable working with and what you have on hand to make your experience enjoyable.




The 
Burke Arts Council is pleased to present a unique exhibition:ARTIST COLLECTIVE July 9 - Aug 3, 2013

Meet the artists at a special presentation of The Downtown Morganton Third Thursday Art Crawl

July 18, 5 until 8pm

We are:
 Beth Bailey…fiber artist
Jenny Mastin…ceramic sculpture artist
Denise Riddle…painter and clay artist
Suzy Roland…. printmaking, painting, clay
Julie Cioffoletti…. designer of custom and original jewelry
Joanne Stock…weaver
Mary Marcia Salsbury…felting and weaving
Kristin Steiner…mixed media journals
Kim Ollis…fiber artist
Debbie Vanorstrand…mosaic artist
Judith Teele…. clay and the written word
Courtney Long…clay artist and teacher
 
This list may tell you a bit about what you might see in our show but it doesn’t really tell you the who of who we are. Here then is the essence of who we are, giving you a better notion of our collective support of the arts.
Two of us serve on the Burke Arts Council Board, one of us had just been accepted into the Southern Appalachian Highland Craft Guild and recently relocated her studio from Asheville to Morganton, one of us leads trips to Italy to inspire and renew the artist’s spirit. Many of us are dreaming of the expansion of the Professional Crafts Program at Western Piedmont Community College to include not just clay and wood but metal and fiber and of the programs’ relocation to the old barns on the Broughton campus. One of us has taught and led the art program at the North Carolina School for the Deaf. Another has taught therapeutic art at Western Carolina Center. One of us works with furniture manufacturers while also painting and creating exquisite clay creations. Many of us have taught and continue to teach our craft in local settings and venues. Most of us offer our time and talent to other artists and to non-profit organizations.
The Third Thursday Art Crawl presented by the Burke Arts Council and the Downtown Morganton Main Street Office on July 18th, celebrates the creative energy of all local artists. But you will be in for a special treat if you take in the unique show at the Burke Arts Council Gallery that evening. What you will see is a show created by a spirited group of local artists who have banded together for support, and help in overcoming the sometimes difficult and scary proposition of creating art and offering it up for the world to experience. Come to the Burke Arts Council Gallery then and see for yourself, what a little courage and homegrown creativity looks like.
We hope that you can see our show. But our hope is that you will also know that our commitment is not just to our own art but also to all of those who are fellow journeyers like ourselves. Those timid but yet intrepid souls, searching for meaning and creativity. Risking and stretching and seeing things in a different way, and taking those leaps of faith into the unknown, keeping the spirit of art and community alive. Nurturing that wonderful alchemical process of creating something new for ourselves and for others.
~Judith Teele for the Artist Collective
Go to:  www.burkearts.org  for more information.



Evening Course:
Western North Carolina Clay Sculptor, Jenny Mastin, will teach Figurative Clay Sculpture July 8 – July 31, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. in Western Piedmont Community College’s Professional Crafts Sculpture Studio H-26. Students will learn modeling techniques and concepts needed to sculpt the human form and convey emotion. An array of surface decoration will be covered including stamping, carving, incising, and painting. A range of color options will be available to students finish sculptures’ surfaces.For more information, contact Professional Crafts Coordinator, Courtney Long, clong@wpcc.edu.