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Virtual Studio Tour Kickoff: Claudia Dunaway & John D Richards
November 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am
November 23, 2020, 10AM: Facebook Live
Join Claudia and John of Yummy Mud Puddle for a virtual studio visit.
John was born in 1936 in Fon duLac, Wisconsin. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois; Pilot Knob, New York; St. Just, Puerto Rico; and other assorted places of rare beauty. He received an education at Union College, in Schenectady and Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, but seems to have misplaced it due to careless living. In 1963 John left his last honest job—teaching—and has been creatively unemployed ever since. John makes art in many media including plaster, pewter, plastic, wire, paper, and of course, the ever ubiquitous trash.
From 1974-2018 Claudia Dunaway was a full-time potter working primarily in stoneware and porcelain, with a focus on carving and drawing on the surface of her pots through colored slips, a process called sgrafitto. In 2018 Claudia received a scholarship to Penland School of Craft for a woodblock printmaking class taught by Master Printmaker Keijo Shinohara. This experience shifted her focus to printmaking. Claudia has participated in exhibits with the Asheville Printmakers, Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild, and is a founder member of Mica, a cooperative gallery of fine contemporary art, located in Bakersville, North Carolina.