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Girl Parts - Opens August 23rd 5pm - 8pm!

Lisa Orr Workshop

Molding a Playful Depth - 2007

Lisa will teach a two day workshop featuring demonstration of her historically-inspired forming process and decorating approaches. Participants will learn to use bisque molds to make fluid, asymmetrical utilitarian pottery: plates, bowls, cups, pitchers, teapots, candlesticks, etc. Lisa will discuss how her research into clay mold fragments in museums and antiquated factories led her to invent this unique production process. She combines pieces formed in molds with some manipulation on the potter's wheel.

Lisa will also demonstrate the various finishing techniques she uses to create incredible surface depth and complexity. Participants will take away new ideas for enhancing their own work using plasticene sprigs, polychrome underglazes, terra sigillata, stamps, slips, and layers of translucent glazes. Participants will also have the opportunity to use Lisa's molds to make their own greenware for later finishing.

Class size 35.

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Artist talk w/slides
March 23, 2007, 7:00 pm
Free to the public
Two day Workshop
Demonstration March 24-25, 2007
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lisa Orr Bio

Lisa Orr has been professional potter and student of ceramics for 23 years. She completed an MFA at the NYSCC at Alfred University in 1992 and later received grants including a Fulbright and a MAAA/NEA. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and the permanent collection of WOCEF in Korea. Currently she teaches, lectures and shows nationally and internationally.

Lisa Orr Artist Statement

Lisa's artworks for the table often refer to traditional porcelain or diner whitewares, but with softer forms inspired by the playful and abundant qualities of Mexican earthenware. She invented her own production process after studying clay mold fragments in antiquated factories and museums. After forming pieces in molds, on the wheel, or both, she finishes with stamps, slips, sprigs and multi-hued glazes.

Though Lisa's colors can evoke a happy garden, it is the strength of her form that sets her work apart: it feels muscular and strong while showing fluidity. In this way she plays both ends of the spectrum, from the dynamic and substantive to the detailed and dreamy--full of surprise. Her artwork is best presented with a lovely meal.

Lisa Orr Resume

Education:
Master of Fine Arts 1992, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York
Post-Graduate Study 1989-90, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Post-Graduate Study 1989, with Betty Woodman University of Colorado; Boulder, Colorado
Post-Graduate Study 1983-1988, Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas
Bachelor of Fine Arts 1983, University of Texas at Austin; Austin, Texas
Professional:
Studio 1996-Present 1502 Alta Vista Ave, Austin, Texas
Studio/store 1994-1996, 712 S. St Mary's, San Antonio, Texas
Studio/store 1986-1989, 601 E. Ashby, San Antonio, Texas
Studio 1983-1986 San Antonio, Texas
Fellowships and Awards:
1st Place, Attorney's Award 11th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National 2003
Mid-America Arts Alliance NEA Fellowship 1995
Fulbright Student Scholarship to Bulgaria 1992-1994
Published:
Diverse Domain, Contemporary North American Ceramic Art, Catalog by Yingge County Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2005
Ceramics Monthly, Up Front, Review:The Visceral Vessel, November2005
World of Teapots: Delightful Teapot, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, 2005
Ceramics Monthly, "A Dialogue with Lisa Orr," May 2000, Cover Photo
Studio Potter, "A Macedonian Pottery Village," Spring 1998
Ceramics Monthly, Up Front, Art of the Pot Show, May 2005
Clay Times, "Sprigging:Casual and Unconventional," by Lana Wilson, December 2003
Ceramics Monthly, Sensuous Show at Red Star Studios, Oct 2003
Clay Times, "Utilitarian III-Symposium Insights" Jan-Feb 2001
Surface Decoration for Low-Fire Ceramics, by Lynn Peters, Lark Books 1999
Ceramics Monthly, Up Front, March 1999
Ceramics Monthly, "In Celebration of Utilitarian Clay," January 1997
The New Ceramics by Peter Dormer, 2nd ed. 1995
USA Today, August 16, 1995 Featured in an article about Fulbright Fellowships
Solo and Group Exhibitions:
2006
Style and Function:National Ceramics Invitational, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
Our Cups Runneth Over, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston MA
The Clay Ball, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Ceramic Cup Invitational, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
Contemporary American Ceramics in Hokkaido, Enzogama, Hokkaido, Japan
3 Person Show, Harvey-Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
Receptive Volumes, The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY
Potters Showcase, DowStudio, Deer Isle ME
Art of the Pot, Austin Studio Tour, Austin TX
ArtStream West Coast Tour, Portland Or, A. Bray Foundation. etc.
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Portland, OR
Earthenware, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
At Your Service, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
Pepper and Salt, An Extravagance of Pairs, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2005
Solo Show, Anne Kitrell Art Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
The Delightful Teapot, The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005, Icheon, Korea
Diverse Domain NCECA Show, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Hundreds of Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
Mastery, Philadelphia Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Electrified, St. Edwards University, Austin TX
Visceral Vessel, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio TX
American Masters, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
ArtStream East Coast Tour, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, etc.
Pattern and Surface, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
Art of the Pot, Austin Studio Tour, Austin TX
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Baltimore, MD
Delightful Teapot, 2005 World Ceramic Biennale, Korea
The Expressive Table, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
State of Texas-Clay, UTSA Gallery, San Antonio, TX
The Contemporary Cup, Lill St Gallery, Chicago IL
2004
National Teapot Exhibition, Cerlan Gallery, Louisville KY
Small Treasures, Lill St Gallery, Chicago IL
Functional Clay, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls MT
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN
Just Desserts, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
Summer Show, Blue Heron Gallery at Haystack Mtn School for Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Duets, Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, Louisville, KY
Service: An Unconventional Approach, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
Texas Tour: Art for the Table, ArtStream Nomadic Gallery
Please Set The Table, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit MI
Art of the Pot, Austin Studio Tour, Austin TX
Pleasures of the Table, Indianapolis IN
First Helpings: Plates and Platters in Preview, American Pottery Festival Preview Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN
National Ceramics Invitational, Parkland College, Champaign IL
Featured Shop Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
Midwest Tour: Art for the Table, ArtStream Nomadic Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2003
Sensuous, Red Star Studios, Kansas City MO
Tea for Two, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Utilitarian X 9, Merwin Gallery @ Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
Summer Visiting Artists, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
DelecTABLE, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
11th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Southern Market Center, Lancaster, PA
Hundred of Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Tea for Two or Twenty, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN
Artstream at NCECA, NCECA Conference, San Diego CA
After Palissy, Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA
6x6, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
Texas Views:Clay in Color, Galeria Ortiz, San Antonio TX
2002
28th Annual Pottery Show and Sale, Demarest NJ
Mastery in Clay: New Work, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
Artstream Nomadic Gallery Fall Tour 2002:North American Dish Makers, The Clay Studio-Philadelphia, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, UMass Dartmouth, Syracuse University, Greenwich House Pottery, University of Hartford, Clay Arts Center-Port Chester NY, Rhode Island School of Design, Worcester Center for Crafts
For the Table, National Invitational Dinnerware Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
Elegance in Form and Function, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago IL
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Intent: Work from Electric Fired Kilns, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA
Visions and Inspirations, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland OR
NCECA Endowment Silent Auction, Kansas City, MO
Santa Fe Clay Summer Faculty Exhibit, Santa Fe NM
Recent Work, Tarrant County College, Arlington TX
2001
Poetics of Clay, An International Perspective, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Wayne Higby: Reunion, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia PA
National Clay Invitational, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville NC
Excess, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
4 Way Street, Peck Gallery, Providence, RI
2000
Ceramics Invitational 2000, Texas A&M University, Commerce TX
Couplets:Duality in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Utilitarian Clay Conference III: Celebrate the Object, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN
Salon Style Plate Show Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1999
Redware:Tradition and Beyond, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Low Fire:Limitless Possibilities, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
Lighten Up, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH
NCECA 1999 Clay National, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus OH
1998
Baltimore Clayworks Winterfest 1998, Baltimore MD
The Primary Object, San Antonio, TX
Nancy Margolis Gallery Summer Exhibits, Portland, ME
Ceramics Southeast, 1998, University of Athens at Georgia, Athens, GA
Within the Borders: A Survey of Contemporary Texas Potters, Tyler, Ft. Worth, TX
To Have and to Hold: Vessel Making by Ceramic Artists in Texas, Irving, TX
For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1997
5th Annual Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance Center for Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO
Salon Style Plate Show, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Utilitarian Clay at Auburn University, Auburn, AL
1996
Utilitarian Clay II: Celebrate the Object National Symposium, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Studio Days '96, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
Surface and Form, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Two-Person Show, with Rebecca Harvey, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton MA
Women in Clay, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
1996 Smithsonian Show, Washington D. C.
SOFA 1996, Helen Drutt Gallery, Miami, FL
ACC Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
DinnerWorks, Louisville, KY
For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1995
New Craft, Aviart Gallery, San Antonio, TX
First Cup of the Day, Revolution: A Gallery Project, Detroit, MI
A Garden of Earthly Delights, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1994
First Cup of the Day, Revolution: A Gallery Project, Detroit, MI
SOFA 1994, Helen Drutt Gallery, Chicago, IL
Teapot Show, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
Nature, Revolution: A Gallery Project, Detroit, MI
For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1993
Second Annual Troyan Plener Exhibition Gallery at the Ministry of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
Soup Tureens '93, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
American Ingenuity, Swidler Gallery, Detroit, MI
1992
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY
7th Annual San Angelo Ceramics Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
:Collections
Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery, Icheon, Korea
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
South Texas Institute for the Arts
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
San Antonio Museum of Art
New York State College of Ceramics
Joan Mondale
Robert Turner
Otto Heino
Marlin and Ginger Miller
Linda Schlenger
Karen Johnson Boyd
Susan Peterson
Bob Tichane
Pamela Joseph
Arlen and Joan Specter
Bob Pfannebecker
Tony and Pauline Hepburn
Ramona Bass
Helen Berschad
Sandy Besser
Dwight Holland
Ken and Happy Price
Chris Gustin
Douglas Peck
Michael Zakin
Joan Lincoln
Sara and David Lieberman
Arthur S Goldberg
Teaching:
St. Stephens Episcopal School, Ceramics, Austin, TX, 2005-to present
Texas State University, Ceramics and 3D Design, San Marcos, TX, Summer Session I, June-July 2006
Fulmore Middle School, Mural Project, Austin, TX, Spring/Summer2005
University of Texas at Austin, Beginning Ceramics, Austin, TX, Spring 2003
The University of the Arts, Mentor for MFA Candidate, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2003
Art School at Laguna Gloria, Beginning-Intermediate Throwing, Austin, TX, 1999, 2000
St. Andrews Academy, Beginning Ceramics and Tile Project, Austin, TX Spring 1999
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, Throwing course, Fall 1995, Fall 1996
Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, TX, Beginner and advanced classes, 1995-1996
San Antonio Potters Guild, San Antonio, TX, Lecture:Bulgarian and Macedonian Pottery, Spring 1995
Carver Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX, General ceramics, 1995-1997
Secondary School of Fine Arts, Troyan, Bulgaria, Guest lecturer: Ceramic History, l993
New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY, Intro and Materials Courses 1990-1992
Workshop Teaching:
Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO, 2006
TEACHING Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, 2006
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 2005
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, 2005
University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK, 2005
Clay Studio, Syracuse, NY, 2005
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2005
Merrimac Community College, St Louis, MO, 2005
Forest Park Community College, St Louis, MO, 2005
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2004
Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, 2004
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2004
Atlantic Beach Pottery, Atlantic Beach, FL, 2004
Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA, 2004
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, 2004
Demonstrator, National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2004
Presenter, 16th Annual North Carolina Potters Conference, Moring Arts Center, Asheboro, NC, 2004
University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, Fall 2003
Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC, Summer 2003
American Pottery Festival, Minneapolis, MN, Spring 2003
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Spring 2003
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Fall 2002
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, Summer 2002
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville NC, Masters Work Session, Summer 2002
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Summer 2002
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, Summer 2002
ClayWays, Austin, TX, Spring 2002
Angelo State University, San Angelo TX, Symposium Demonstration, Spring 2002
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, Spring 2002
Utah State University, Logan, UT, Spring 2002
Del Rio Potters Guild, Del Rio, TX, Winter 2002
Peters Valley Craft Education Center, Layton, NJ, Fall 2001
South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA, Summer 2001
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Fall 2000
Utilitarian Clay Conference III, Presenter, Gatlinburg, TN, Fall 2000
Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV, Summer 2000
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, Spring 2000
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, Fall 1999
Dallas Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, Spring 1999
Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX, Spring 1999
Different Directions-Coming Together in Clay, Symposium and Workshop, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX, 1999
McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, Spring 1999
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, Spring 1999
Cedar Valley College, Dallas, TX, Fall 1998
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Spring 1998
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, Spring 1997
Corcoran Gallery Art School, Washington, DC, Spring 1995
Moorestown Center for Crafts, Moorestown, NJ, Spring 1995