«Back to As a Matter of Art

Clay Artists Push the Envelope With Digital Techniques in Port Chester

Clay Art Center presents the work of twelve ceramic artists who each utilize digital technology within traditional studio practices. Reinvented examines the future of technology by including ceramic pieces that were made by techniques such as 3D printing, lasercutting and more. For instance, Dr. Katie Bunnell uses digital technology to translate hand drawings into low relief lines on the surface of her form; and the surface of Chris Gustin’s tea bowl was created by an opera singer singing into a bowl with a microphone before he translated the sound-waves onto a 3D scan. The exhibition kicks off on September 23 with a symposium titled “Future Now,” during which SUNY New Paltz Associate Professor Bryan Czibesz will moderate a panel of four innovators who explore the ways in which artists are inventing techniques that push the envelope in the world of clay. This discussion will be followed by a Reinvented opening reception. The exhibition will be on view through November 11 before it travels to The Clay Studio in Philadephia. For more info, visit: clayartcenter.org.

Photo caption: Cups and Spoons by Joey Watson

A version of this article first appeared in the September issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews