• New Adventure Ahead

    Yesterday, a few weeks after leaving my post at Clay Art Center, I posted on Facebook and Instagram a little farewell. To see the images, visit my Instagram or Facebook page.

    Clay Art Center, thank you for a wonderful 12 years. Having joined the staff in its first days as a non-profit, it has been my honor to be a part of this organization's evolution and growth. My hope is that Clay Art Center will continue to thrive and realize its potential as one of the most impactful arts non-profits in the tristate area. I take great pride in the work we did together to build CAC’s audience, expand our outreach into diverse communities, achieve financial stability, and curate amazing exhibitions and educational programs that have put CAC on the map. I am especially grateful for my amazing staff, whose dedication to and passion for clay made each day a joy for me and the hundreds of people who came through our doors each week.

    I will bring with me many great memories - here are just a few highlights to share.
    “Transformations: 6x6” the first exhibition concept I created for CAC and the county wide celebration of clay "All Fired Up!" In 2008 and then re-imagined for our 60th anniversary; bringing in clay greats like Ron Meyers and @pete.pinnell and so many more; taking groups out and about to see talents like @melissa.stern ; nurturing CAC’s artists-in-residents like @maxseinfeld Mike Stumbras and @natalia_arbelaez_ (and dozens more) and then sending them off into the world; the joyful sound of kids playing in clay outside my office door; and making things happen every day.

    My next adventure awaits me! I will keep you posted.

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  • Apiary: Leigh Taylor Mickelson

    Baltimore Clayworks
    August 13 - September 24, 2011
    solo exhibition!

    Workshop: September 24-25, 2011
    visit www.baltimoreclayworks.org to see the exhibition online, and for more information on the workshop.

  • Summer 2011

    This summer, I will have a solo exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks, August 13 – September 24, entitled Apiary. The show opens on Saturday, August 13 from 6-8pm. I will also be leading a 2-day hands on workshop there September 24-25.

    In addition, I will have 3 or 4 works included in a group show, entitled “Got to Get Back to the Garden” this summer at Kenise Barns Fine Arts in Larchmont, NY. That show opens Thursday July 7th, with a reception from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

  • NY Times article about On Earth, an exhibition I curated at RoCA

    I recently curated an exhibition of large scale ceramic sculpture and installations exploring nature and the built environment! The show is entitled On Earth, and is at Rockland Center for the Arts through December 5, 2010. The NY Times recently featured the exhibit in its Metropolitan section. Here is the link:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/nyregion/24artwe.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=rockland%20center&st=cse