Meet my new roommates! This is Kent, TJ, Martina and I enjoying ourselves at the midnight Fourth of July parade in Gatlinburg.
Kent comes to Arrowmont straight out of his BFA program in craft studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He is a woodworker and makes anything from boats to rings to furniture...He's an adventurist. And not scared of anything:
TJ is a sculptural ceramicist who just completed his MFA at Florida State University in Gainesville. He makes lots of figures, busts, and everything else that goes along with the work:tables, support structures, drawing... his work is amazing! Check out his website: www.comic-opera.com to see more.
Martina is a functional ceramicist. She just finished her studies at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. She uses slips and glazes to decorate her altered wheel thrown forms. They're delicious! This is a shot of Martina during open studio- you can see her work all over:
Click the links at the side of my page to visit Martina, TJ, and Kent's blogs and web pages... I am excited to have such talented people around me! I think we are all in for a treat this year, working so closely with each other, sharing opinions and feedback. It will be interesting to see how our work morphs.