Visiting Artist Weekend: Didem Mert and Kelly and Kyle Phelps

Didem Mert builds a vessel, Kelly and Kyle Phelps work on a sculpture.Friday, August 3, 2018 - Sunday, August 5, 2018

Artist Talks + Demonstrations + Hands-on Master Classes

Join us for a Visiting Artist Weekend featuring three ceramic artists - potter Didem Mert and twin sculptors Kelly and Kyle Phelps.

Didem is a potter who strives to make work that evokes a sense of tranquility in its minimalistic design, while keeping a sense of playfulness through the color palette and pinched surfaces.

Kelly and Kyle are twin brothers who work collaboratively on their figurative sculptures that illustrate the lives of the blue-collar working class. Kyle says, “Our work acknowledges all workers, people who used their hands, both in skilled and unskilled ways, to create a world that is now gone.”

Artist Slide Talks
Friday, August 3, 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Spend the evening learning about each artist's path, influences, and inspirations. Didem, Kelly, and Kyle will show slides of their work while discussing their development as an artist from beginning to present. No RSVP required.

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 4:00-8:00pm

Watch all three artists at work as they throw, handbuild, and carve stunning ceramic artwork! Free and open to the public, this night is your chance to see all three artists in action and learn more about the techniques behind their work. No RSVP required.

Master Class (Registration Only)
Sunday, August 5, 2018
9:00am - 1:00pm: Master Class with Didem Mert
2:00pm - 6:00pm: Master Class with Kelly and Kyle Phelps

A hands-on learning opportunity in both the morning and afternoon!  Want to learn from both Didem and the Phelps brothers?  You can take both! Each master class is four hours of instruction with our visiting artists, you will also receive all necessary materials for the class. *Prior experience working with clay is necessary for this workshop. Attendance is $50/person/session - or $80/person/both sessions. There are a limited number of seats available – please reserve and purchase your spot below.

Master Class: Didem Mert and Kelly and Kyle Phelps

To register for this workshop, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment online using a credit card. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. This workshop is for adults aged 21 and over.


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