Illinois State Museum (ISM) - Land, Life, People & Art.

Bruce Rauner, Governor
ISM System
Visitor Information
Programs & Events
Stores & Artisans Shops
Teachers & Students
Lesson Plans!
Online Exhibits
Research & Collections
Staff Directory
Job Opportunities
Members & Donors
Public Museum Grants
About ISM
News/Press Room
Search/Site Map

Join Our E-Mail List
For Email Marketing you can trust

Public Events

  December Feature Window: Ceramics   

Image from December Feature Window: Ceramics

December Feature Window: Ceramics

  • Location: Illinois Artisans, Chicago, Chicago
  • Date: Sunday, December 01, 2013 through Tuesday, December 31, 2013 , 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Stories of Progress"
Michael Schwegmann
Illinois Artisans, Chicago: December Feature.

"What I decided to do recently was increase the physical scale of the work. Make them larger than typical functional size and a few things happen. No longer are they regarded as “pots” by most people, and the larger pieces do not face the immediate dismissal that often faces pottery. They become more sculptural, more figural. We are more acutely aware of the details, the surfaces, the failures or successes of the forms, and concerned less about what kind of fruit goes in the bowl. More of the audience begins to see in the larger pieces what I have been seeing in the smaller pieces. Also, the technical challenge of the increased scale is a refreshing change for me when I have felt complete control over pottery-size pieces for many years. The scale has also changed the relationships of the forms and opens up new design challenges."

Click to see a gallery of photos.




For more events at Illinois Artisans, Chicago.

<- July 2015 ->

      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
There are more events
scheduled, use the calendar
to check next month
Copyright © 2012 Illinois State Museum Site Map | ISM Privacy Information | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Webmaster| Illinois DNR
Last updated 2013-12-13, 09:57 by ml