April 3, 2019

I just finished my essay for The Glass Reader.  In it, I argue that objects from the past are just as current as works made now...here is the first paragraph:  

Has the artworld moved beyond The Large Glass?   I am speaking of Marcel Duchamp’s double-paned scu...

April 3, 2019

I was recently commissioned to write an essay (“One Hundred Years Out”) for The Glass Reader.  This publication is being edited by Jeffrey Sarmiento and Kevin Petrie (who are both makers and writers based at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, UK) and it will...

April 3, 2019

“Kait Rhoads: Inspired by Nature and Informed by Memory” will be published in the May issue of Neues Glas/New Glass.  I wrote this essay to mark the artist’s solo exhibition in Belgium. Kait is a Seattle-based sculptor deeply influenced by marine life.  Below is paragr...

April 3, 2019

Beyond Reflection: The Art of Li Hongwei is a monograph for an emerging artist from China.  Hongwei is a mixed-media sculptor and an alumni of Alfred University’s ceramic program.  A multi-part installation of his is being installed this year at  the Art Institute of C...

February 2, 2018

Alfred Ceramics alumna Christina Cordova gave a great talk on her figurative work.  She draws on Catholic tradition of the figure as part of devotional practice.  After getting her MFA she moved to North Carolina and continued to develop her figures, often combining re...

February 2, 2018

I am sharing a wonderful double portrait by David Hockney from his retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I sought a bit of quiet there after the protest march that attracted 200,000 participants.  

February 2, 2018

Earn 4 credits of Art History in three weeks

Meeting in the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum 

Silica: Contemporary Glass and Ceramic Art

May 15– June 1

SILICA is a material traverse of recent glass and ceramic practices; we will view contemporary issues through a number of critic...

February 2, 2018

Dr. Sutherland won the prestigious Rakow prize from the Corning Museum of Glass.  This commission is awarded annually to emerging artists in glass. 

Karlyn gave a great artist talk before the official unveiling of her new work.  She outlined her background in archi...

February 2, 2018

This spring, Karen and I are offering a new course called “Critical Glass.”  We are bringing our different perspectives and disciplines to bear on increasing criticality in both the studio and the classroom.  We kicked off the semester with a trip to DIA Beacon to look...

February 2, 2018

Michael Rogers, a professor in the Studio Arts Glass Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, came to our campus for a visit last November.  Michael has decided to retire this year from RIT and pursue full-time his studio practice. 

He gave a lively lectur...

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