Ceramicist and Sculptor, Richard W. James will be moving to Texas and joining the faculty of Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi as an Assistant Professor of Art beginning Fall 2019. He will be teaching in both Sculpture and Ceramics ranging from introductory levels to graduate courses.
Richard W. James is currently a long-term artist–in-residence at The Archie Bray Foundation. He constructs his figurative sculptures by combining his ceramic background with objects, materials and processes that closely relate to his rural upbringing. Richard received his BFA from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2001. After graduating, he worked as a production potter, built wood kilns, and ran his own studio until returning to academia in 2010 as a special student at Indiana University for two years.
Richard received his MFA in ceramics from the University of Kansas in 2016, where his thesis work received the 2016 Sculpture Magazine Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. He has been a summer artist-in-residence at Zhenrutang in Jingdezhen, China, and a long-term resident at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He has also written for Ceramics: Art and Perception, Ceramics: Technical and Ceramics Monthly. His work is featured in numerous private collections and exhibited across the country, as well as China and Italy.
Graduate Student Manami Ishimura’s MFA thesis exhibition titled Sublimation -昇華-, will be on exhibit at K Space Contemporary in downtown Corpus Christi, Texas.
Ishimura was born in Tokyo, Japan. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in sculpture at Tama University in Japan, and will graduate from Master of Fine Art degree in sculpture and ceramics at Texas A&M Corpus Christi in December 2018.
Her works have been included in various important exhibitions including recent sculptural drawings at Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana; Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Texas; Biwako Binnale, Shiga, Japan; and Gallery C at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Her commitment to this activity has led her to serve as a curator and as a resident artist for an interactive exhibition between Japan and the United States in 2019 in Okayama, Japan.
Exhibition Dates: December 1-15, 2018
Reception: Friday, December 7, 5:30 to 9 pm
K Space Contemporary
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11 am – 5 pm
K Space Contemporary
415 D Starr Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 78401
Sculpture Professor Greg Reuter is exhibiting at the Baugh Center for the Visual Arts Gallery at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual & Performing Arts. His installation titled Recurring Alternatives: Sculpture by Greg Reuter will be on display from September 24-November 2.
Graduate Student Manami Ishimura’s sculptural ceramics Origami Cranes 2017 was selected to for inclusion in Vitreous at the Clay Center of New Orleans, Louisiana. This exhibition juried by ceramic artist Jennifer McCurdy, and features ceramic work celebrates the timeless beauty and creative potential of porcelain clay. This exhibition will be on display September 7-29, 2018.
the group exhibition’s website https://www.nolaclay.org/current-and-upcoming-exhibitions.html
The juror’s website http://jennifermccurdy.com/index.shtml
Professor of Ceramics Louis Katz will presented FORM, VOLUME, STRUCTURE, CLAY at The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The 2018 NCECA conference is the organization’s 52ndAnnual Conference. The theme for 2018 is CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture and will be held March 14-17, 2018. Louis Katz’s lecture will describe and discuss characteristics of historic and contemporary ceramic form compared with that of other sculpture. The lecture will cover volumetric form, structure, mass, breath and bones and the characteristics seemingly imposed by clay.