Bluefield College will host a ceramic art workshop, open and free to the community and featuring ceramicist Josh Manning, Thursday, March 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cox Visual Arts Center.
During the four-hour workshop, Manning will demonstrate a variety of throwing and altering techniques off the wheel. He will also explain texturing and discuss the concepts and ideas, which are the force behind his formal choice and explorations of form.
A resident of Copper Hill, Virginia, in the Blue Ridges Mountains, Manning works within the parameters and traditions of functional pottery, which serves as a starting point for form and surface exploration. He produces a line of functional ceramics that are created to enhance the home environment.
He has exhibited his work at New Mountain Mercantile in Floyd Virginia; Clayspace in Columbus, Ohio; Boones Creek Potters Gallery in Johnson City, Tennessee; and the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Manning earned a master of fine arts degree from West Virginia University and is an adjunct instructor of art at Virginia Tech.
To RSVP for the workshop or for more information, contact the Bluefield College Office of Public Relations by phone at 276.326.4212 or by e-mail at [email protected].