UM Hosts Ceramic Artists During Archie Bray Day on March 11

February 25, 2014

MISSOULA – Three ceramic artists from the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena will demonstrate their techniques and lecture on their work Tuesday, March 11, during the annual Archie Bray Day at the University of Montana.

Events will run from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Artists Giselle Hicks, Adam Field and Andrew Gilliatt will demonstrate their work from 10:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the Ceramics Studio of UM’s Art Annex, located south of the Adams Center. A lecture and slide show of the artists’ work will be held from 5:10 to 6:30 p.m. in Social Science Building Room 356.

Hicks received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in New York in 2001 and a Master of Fine Arts from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2010. She has been a resident artist at Anderson Ranch in Colorado and the Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. Hicks’ current work primarily is slip cast and is inspired by decorative textiles and patterns found within the domestic realm, such as quilts, bedding, wallpaper and embroidered tapestries.

Born in Colorado, Field received a Bachelor of Arts from Fort Lewis College in Durango. After working as a studio potter in San Francisco and Maui, he spent most of 2008 in Icheon, South Korea, studying traditional Korean pottery-making techniques under sixth-generation Onggi master Kim Il Mahn. Field now creates two distinctly different lines of work: wheel thrown carved porcelain functional wares and traditional Korean coil/paddle constructed stoneware vessels. 

Gilliatt graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in 2003. He was later a resident artist at Red Star Studios in Kansas City, Mo. Gilliatt received his Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2011. Gilliatt’s highly designed functional work is slip cast in a variety of colors and adorned with intricate patterns of custom decals.

Archie Bray Day is sponsored by the Jim and Jane Dew Visiting Artist Fund and the UM School of Art. For more information call UM art Professor Beth Lo at 406-243-5893 or call the School of Art at 406-243-4181. 

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Contact: Beth Lo, UM art professor, 406-243-5893, .