Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople
October 20, 2012, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Highsmith University Union Hall, Room 223/224
Garth Clark, The Future of Traditional Ceramics and
Panel Discussion, The Future of Ceramics in the Southeast, with Andrew Glasgow, moderator, and panelists: Mark del Vecchio, Mark Hewitt, Mat Jones, and Jean McLaughlin (read more information)
Since 2008, this lecture series has introduced students and the public to individual craftspeople, artists, and designers through meaningful conversations, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences of craft making. The main goal of the series is to link these conversations with the “makers” to the lives of viewers adding understanding and support for UNC Asheville students and the craft industry in WNC.
The power of knowing how experiences with handmade objects and craft enrich, change, and sustain is what drives this unique series. The events occur within classrooms, galleries, and studios both on and off UNC Asheville’s campus. Along with public lectures, visiting makers facilitate and lead student critiques and class discussions as well as give process demonstrations and workshops. Connections to other departments are many, but highlights may include connections to Sociology, Environmental Studies, Economics, Classics, Art, New Media (Multimedia Arts and Sciences), ARTS (Arts and Ideas), and History.
The series aims to support and generate awareness for/of contemporary craft practices, professional artists, those writing about crafts and arts, our partnering organizations, as well as UNC Asheville's students. These events are designed to present the significance of craft and "making" in Western North Carolina and beyond.
Most events will be free; all are open to the public. If you are interested in attending this lecture series, please refer to the Spring 2012 Schedule.