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The Business of Clay
November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event is free and open to the public!
The Business of Clay is a networking event lead by Pittsburgh based ceramic professionals, Jowdy Studios, Ton Pottery, and Stak Ceramics. Each artist will give a short presentation about the nature of their business, which will be followed by a Q&A that will give insight into the work it takes to build a brand and succeed in the world of ceramics.
Jowdy Studios – https://www.jowdystudio.com/
Andrew Jowdy Collins (AJ) uses porcelain and an original palette of matte glazes to handcraft one-of-a-kind ceramics that enliven interiors. From marbled bowls to mid-century urns, all pieces explore a tension between line and form, as well as art and function, and are handmade by AJ from start to finish at his studio in Pittsburgh, PA.
Ton Pottery – https://www.tonpottery.com/
Daniel Kuhn grew up in the Allegheny Valley and studied at California University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree and Indiana University of Pennsylvania for his MFA. He has worked as a teacher and technician at Wortendyke Studio, Chautauqua School of Art, Society for Contemporary Crafts, Touchstone Center for Crafts and Community College of Allegheny County. Daniel is the owner of Ton Pottery in the Millvale section of Pittsburgh, PA, a teaching facility and retail space dedicated to
the Ceramics Arts.
Aasta Deth received a BFA in studio art from University of Buffalo SUNY and an MFA in Sculpture from Indiana University of PA. She has exhibited her artwork since 2002 and participated in national and international residency programs. Aasta has worked as part of her family business since she could walk and has brought this experience into running the business side of Ton Pottery.
Stak Ceramics – https://www.stakceramics.com/
Founded in 2011, Stak Ceramics is a creative collaboration between Heather Connolly and Myles Geyman. We strive to make work that is thoughtfully designed and skillfully crafted. We continually seek out new techniques and processes to further develop our work. Our products are designed to add organization, convenience and style to the well lived life. Everything Stak Ceramics designs and produces is done with great care in Pittsburgh, PA. We are proud to offer products that are made in the USA and available worldwide.