I like blue collar pots, that do the everyday work of carrying, containing, delivering, but at the same time "step out" and are active in the mind and imagination. I like pots that make good use of the constraints of utility and push against those boundaries too. Pots that entertain some dicey possibilities. In my own studio I hope for pots that have qualities of sensuality, empathy, humor and risk.
Nick Joerling is a full-time studio potter who has maintained a studio in Penland, North Carolina since the mid-1980's. He received a B.A. in History from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Louisiana State University in 1986. He has taught in craft programs in the United States and abroad, been widely reviewed and exhibited, and is represented in public and private collections.
January 11 - 12, San Diego Potters Guild, San Diego, Ca., demo only, contact nan, email@example.com
February 14 - 16, Cedar Lakes Craft Center, Ripley, W. Virginia, demo only, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
March 14, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Il., demo only, contact David Bolton, COM415@clcillinois.edu, 847 543 2437
April 26 - 27, Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, NC., demo only, contact Tommiann, email@example.com, 336 342 4261
June 22 - 27, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Cullowhee, NC., hands-on, team teaching with Suze Lindsey, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 828 342 6913
July 10 - 14, Sugar Maples Center, Windam, NY, hands-on, contact Susan Beecher, email@example.com, 518 263 2073
October 23 - 26, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tn., hands-on, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 865 436 5860
November 3rd, Western NC Pottery Festival, Dillsboro, NC., demo only, contact Travis, email@example.com, 828 507 3134
EXIBITIONS 2014 (partial listing)