Ceramic Artists present workshop and lecture Feb. 13

Ceramics-Double Threat workshop

Youngstown State University’s Department of Art presents a workshop and lecture by ceramic artists Clarissa Pezone and Alana Wilson, both MFA candidates from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The Workshop is offered twice, 2 - 4:30 p.m. and 6 - 7:50 p.m. in Bliss Hall, Room 1062 and the lecture is 5:10-5:50 p.m. in McDonough Museum of Art, Lecture Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

The talks, “Ceramics-Double Threat,” will demonstrate the artists' studio practice and share how they translate concepts into form. They will discuss ways to utilize clay as a versatile 3D medium and about their experiences and choices that led them to work towards their MFA degree.

Pezone is an artist working primarily with ceramics and mixed media sculpture from Sacramento, Calif. Using the figure as a central theme, her work explores the beauty in vulnerability and physical representations of the human psyche.

Builder Burner is the maker name of Wilson, a Canadian ceramic artist. Her life has been shaped by travel, isolation and the endless search for a place to belong. Her family moved frequently throughout her childhood and she grew accustomed to impermanence and new faces. Now in her late thirties, she continues to look for inspiration in many places.

Parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.