2017 Exhibits and Events
Sept 8 - Oct 14
Expressive Clay: Two Approaches
Featuring Ceramic Artists Dick Lehman and Amy Sanders
Reception: Friday, September 15
6:00-9:00pm (during Gallery Walk)
Artist Talk - Dick Lehman and Amy Sanders
Pre-lecture Reception: Friday October 13, 5:00–6:45pm, Artists’ Own Lecture: Friday, October 13 - 7:00pm, Thomas Duncan Hall
Free and open to the public
Expressive Clay: Two Approaches features works from two diverse, expressive ceramicists, Dick Lehman and Amy Sanders. Artists’ Own and the Greater Lafayette Clay Guild have developed the exhibit in conjunction with the Fun with Dick & Amy Pottery Workshop and Lecture at Thomas Duncan Hall, Oct. 13 & 14. The 7 pm lecture on Friday, Oct. 13, is free and open to the public.
Dick Lehman is a renowned ceramic artist from Goshen, Indiana. Dick found his love for ceramics as an elective course in college. After graduation and a “regular” job, Dick switched from a hobby potter in 1981 to full-time ceramists. Dick’s insights and techniques have appeared in both national and international periodicals and books; his work is exhibited and collected worldwide. He may be best known for his enhancements of three firing techniques: long-wood-firing, side-fire, and saggar-fire.
Amy Sanders, owner of there there pottery, is from Charlotte, North Carolina. Amy creates delightful earthenware handbuilt vessels demonstrating a luscious balance of texture, rhythm, and pattern within their visually soft utilitarian forms. She currently works as a studio artist, teaches adult handbuilding classes, and conducts workshops nationwide.
The exhibit will showcase works each artist has selected specifically for this event.
For more information about the workshop and lecture go to: www.greaterlafayetteclayguild.org
Oct 23 - Nov 11
Artists’ Own Special Exhibit Featuring the Classic Cartoons of Dave Sattler
“For over forty-nine years my weekly editorial cartoons for the Lafayette Journal-Courier have become a historical collection of both the everyday and unique events of our community. My weekly task was to produce a cartoon that commented on local issues and concerns. Sometimes these were humorous and sometimes not. The cartoons have always been 100% my ideas, my captions, and my art. There was never any input or influence from the editors, although they could refuse to publish them. I preferred it that way.
“The art has changed as print technology has changed. In the early years the cartoons were always in a vertical format, because that made the layout easier when printing by letterpress. The quality of the printing gradually improved, and that allowed for finer screens to be used for shading in the drawings. When a new Journal-Courier press was installed in 2008 the cartoons had to be in color. That was a learning curve that I had to conquer... quickly.
“Having the opportunity to draw editorial cartoons for 49 years has been an incredible blessing, honor, and, quite frankly, a lot of fun.”
Artists’ Own is honored to exhibit selected items from Dave’s extensive collection. Plus, our customers may purchase a piece of Lafayette history as seen through the eyes of this community gem. The exhibit begins on October 23 and continues through November 11, 2017. Join us for a November 4 Saturday morning reception from 10 to noon. Dave will be there. Coffee will be available.
Reception: Saturday, November 4
10:00am to 12:00 noon