From November 8, 2014 until February 8, 2015, the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) in Pomona, California is presenting Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay. The exhibition is a retrospective of Gustin's 40 year career working in clay. The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts presented the same basic exhibition in 2012. Fuller also printed a beautiful catalog of Gustin's work which had a very short print run (800 copies in paperback and only 50 slipcased and signed) but is still available through their store. Chris also gave a lecture at AMOCA entitled Finding Form and AMOCA just put it on youtube. It's about an hour long and goes into depth about his creative process throughout his career. It's one of the most important talks I've heard about how a ceramic artist finds inspiration and begins a new body of work. You can find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NmhBe5S5H8&feature=em-subs_digest.
I began potting in January of 2012. Because I'm so new to potting, I think I understand the challenges of beginning potters and hope this blog will be encouraging to them and a source of helpful information and comment. I hope you'll join the conversation!