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Blake holds a BFA in Studio Art with concentrations in Ceramics and Sculpture from Appalachian State University. Recent exhibitions include the Contemporary at Blue Star, San Antonio; Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; and the Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History, Blowing Rock, NC. In addition to an active studio practice, he enjoys spending time with his wife and studio partner, Kimberly, their three dogs, one cats, and eight chickens. Blake recently moved back to NC, his home state, to work as the Clay Studio Manager at NC State’s Crafts Center.
Good Hope Studios’ work includes functional and sculptural ceramics as well 2-D projects in watercolor and prints. We believe quality handmade objects have the ability to infuse a space with warmth, to quietly nestle their way into our daily routines, and to create connections. Whether we are working on a new line of cups + plates, a sculptural wall installation, or creating a series of watercolor paintings, a focus on craftsmanship remains central to the projects we create.
TOPIC: Surface Composition
DESCRIPTION: The demonstration will focus on surface composition techniques that I regularly use in making work. I will work on two different mishima techniques, a traditional version and a more contemporary one. These will include inlay techniques for slip and glaze. I will also discuss the composition process while working through a series and the ideas that inform the work I make.