Please join us in welcoming McKnight Artist Resident Ted Adler into the NCC community from April through June. He will present an artist talk on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 6 pm in NCC’s Library. This presentation is free and open to the public.
NCC’s 2019 Spring McKnight Artist Resident is Ted Adler. A ceramic artist and educator, Adler has been teaching at Wichita State University since 2005. Prior to moving to Wichita, Adler served as an instructor and ceramics studio coordinator for Northern Arizona University's School of Art in Flagstaff. He received his BA from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, in 1993, and his MFA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, in 2002. He has studied with internationally respected artist Toshiko Takaezu, with whom he apprenticed for more than a year in her Quakertown, New Jersey, studio. He also spent two years as an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Over the course of his career, Adler has exhibited work, conducted workshops, and served as a visiting artist at numerous ceramic centers and universities in the United States and around the world.
Now, as a mid-career artist, he is enthusiastic about the opportunity to re-tool his studio practice and connect with new ideas and processes while at NCC. He says, “The materiality of clay and its relationship to metaphor has been a long-standing interest in my work. I intend to further develop combined methods of working both on and off the potter’s wheel to expand the expressive potential of the sculptural vessel.” He is very interested in engaging with other wood-fire artists in the region during his time as a McKnight Artist Resident.
Reserve your free ticket: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/calendar/event/artist-talk-ted-adler