Cost:FREE – $ 20.00 per person
Duration:6h – 7h
About this experience
Jen Allen received a BFA (2002) from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and a MFA (2006) from Indiana University, Bloomington. From 1998-2002, she worked as a production assistant to Kris Bliss at Bliss Pottery in Anchorage, AK. In March 2008, the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) recognized Jennifer as an “Emerging Artist”. Among other awards, she was the recipient of the 2006-2007 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT. In addition to keeping a home studio, Jennifer currently teaches ceramic classes at West Virginia University. She lives in Morgantown, WV with her husband Shoji Satake, their two kids, Annelise and Finn and their two dogs, Billie and Ella.
Steven Godfrey was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He was fortunate to be encouraged and supported to pursue an artistic career by family and friends. In 1991, Steven enrolled in my first ceramics class at the Hartford Art School, then continued his education in the arts at the Kansas City Art Institute Alfred School of Art and Design. Eventually, he moved westward to be a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Currently, Steven lives in Anchorage, Alaska where he's a potter and a Professor of Ceramics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His studio practice consists of making a variety of functional forms out of porcelain and stoneware that either subtly or directly depict my interest in old New England tobacco barns, the color of honey, 1930’s French automobiles, Native Alaskan ivory bird carvings, children’s book illustrations, Danish furniture, magpies….. I also have interests in woodworking, cooking, hiking, house remodeling, visiting museums, and traveling to see nieces and nephews in Massachusetts.
It is our mission to support artists, the creative process and to provide a place for professionally minded ceramic artists to create new work. Red Lodge Clay Center hosts Visiting Artist workshops, lectures, demonstrations, gallery exhibitions, and educational programming to share with our resident artists and the general public the importance of art in our everyday lives. Red Lodge Clay Center is fully committed to being actively anti-racist, and to work for lasting and systemic changes in the field of ceramics and in our community.