Day 3 of my Residency at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC and I was able to being sewing together a new work. I should be able to complete that phase of the work today and if the weather hold out I'll begin to prepare the work to be finished.
I took some time yesterday to walk around the main floor of the building yesterday and snap some images. I'll do more next week.
The school has an excellent metals program. Each student has a separate work bench and power tools.
This is a second room attached to the main metals studio. There are many larger tools and pieces of equipment for the students to use in designing and construction everything from a pair of earrings to major metal wall pieces or sculpture.
This adventurous student is using dried branches as the basis of a headpiece.
Next door to the metals program is the clay studio. This studio is the best studio of it's kind I've ever seen. Here is a shot in the main design area and instructor Glenda Guion is working with one of her students.
They have a room with this huge kneading station with numerous shelves for drying and storing work to be glazed.
This is another room that is dedicated to chemicals for making glazes, spray booths and information relating to glaze formulas.
Behind the indoor studios is a walled in area with both electric kilns and this wonderful kiln which I believe is either a raku kiln or salt kiln....not totally sure. The bird head is in honor of all the birds that love to come into this area.
The beautiful piece was made by the student pictured below holding another of her insect babies. The above work was based on her concept of a silk worm baby.
There are many display cabinets throughout the building featuring the work of students many who have gone on to top schools and later into successful careers from teaching to commercial studios to personal studios.
The school is lead by Dr. Roy Fluhrer, Director of the FAC, pictured here (R) in the gallery with Greg Flint (L) who teaches in the schools after-school program for elementary and junior high students.
Thank you for spending time at studio 24-7.
I headed out right now to drive up to
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