Los Angeles-based and award-winning curator, writer, and educator Jo Lauria is visiting critic of this Professional Critiques mentorship program for advanced ceramics artists. Artists will meet with the critic individually and collectively on a monthly basis as they develop a body of work within a chosen theme. This is an ideal opportunity for ceramicists who may benefit from professional guidance in preparation for entering competitions, gallery representation, and/or exhibition opportunities. Critiques will focus on aesthetics, strength of conviction, presentation strategies, and development of one’s authentic voice in support of professional attainment within the field of ceramics. The last session will be devoted to a group class wherein each student will present and discuss works completed during the program.
On meeting weeks, students will meet individually with Jo Lauria during scheduled meeting blocks. In addition, students of both sections will meet together for select times for shared discussion topics and guest presentations.