Artists to teach workshops

| 26 May 2015 | 01:58

Peters Valley School of Craft announces a new exhibition, "Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft from Visiting Artists and Summer Artistic Staff," in the Sally D. Francisco Gallery from May 30 through Aug. 2 with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.

Each year Peters Valley School of Craft invites more than 150 artists to teach workshops in each of its eight studios: Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Fibers (Surface Design & Weaving), Fine Metals (& Jewelry), Photography, Woodworking (& Woodturning), and Special Topics (Mixed Media: Glass, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, etc.). These nationally and internationally recognized artists come to Peters Valley from nearby, around the country and worldwide.

Peters Valley hosts master, mid-clear and emerging Artists-in-Residence, along with the visiting instructors. For the workshop season Artist Fellows in blacksmithing, fibers, fine metals, photography, woodworking, and specials topics join the Ceramics Department Head to manage the studios. Each studio also had a Studio Assistant.

"Making Matters" will prove an inspiring show featuring a wide range of styles, techniques, and materials for each craft media. Accomplished wood-firing ceramist Jack Troy will be returning to Peters Valley as Kiln Master of this year’s Anagama firing. Peters Valley has been firing this Japanese style wood-burning kiln for over 30 years, which Jack first participated in 1985. The striking colors and markings in his porcelain vessels, including Stoneware Teabowl are produced during the firing from the melted wood ash on the surface of the clay.

The Gallery at Peters Valley School of Craft is located at 19 Kuhn Rd., Layton with current hours: Thursday to Tuesday, 10 a.m. 6 p.m. (closed Wednesdays).