Weyrich Gallery invites you to "Porcelain Student Show: "Beneath the Surface" Opens November 6, 2009, with Emily Bharartiya, Alicia Cargile Nikki Denisson, Bill Fan , Rebecca Hefty, Skyler Juillar, Margarita Paz-Pedro, Casey Pendergast, Michael Thornton, Billie Walters, Zane White, Jin Yoshida. Demonstration on November 6th, and artists talk about recent trip to Japan..
Kathy Cyman UNM instructor states, "In 1980 at the College of Fine Arts at the UNM. There the sentiment was even stronger away from handmade pottery. She was intoduced to 'porcelain' over in 'Art Education;, nothing any self-respecting Fine Arts Major working in stoneware would take a compliment. There was a serious regard for functional form and the process was unlike anything she had ever seen on the potter's wheel before. It was from Arita, Japan; there was a track of study, tools were used in sequence and the wheel spun clockwise...Porfessor Jim Srubek taught the course under Sensei Manji Inoue in 1980./
While preserving the 400 year-old traditional process of creating functional porcelain potter, Kathryne's gail is to create porcelain pottery that has an aethetic from this time and place. Kathryne was recently selected for Local Treasures.