Hello All,

We’d like to continue profiling our symposium presenters.  So without further ado,


Lisa Clague is an internationally known sculptor. She received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. She is the recipient of the Virgina Groot Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Macon Museum of Art (GA), The DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park (MA), The John Elder Galleryin NY and the Blue Spiral Gallery in North Carolina. Recently she participated in the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale in Korea.

Workshop Description: In this workshop you will explore the exciting possibilities of working with metal and clay. I will build a small torso demonstrating various surfaces, the incorporation of metal as well as the use of fabric and casting slip. You’ll see how these various materials can be used to create spontaneous and lively pieces. Bring metal such as forks, spoons, bolts, metal baskets, rods, coat hangers, nails, bailing wire or kiln elements. These objects must be steel or stainless steel; other metals melt at a lower temperature.

KEN BOVA WORKSHOP: “Feeding the Muse: Strategies for a Career in Art.”

Ken Bova is formerly from Montana State University where for eight years he taught the School of Art’s capstone class “Professional Practices – Careers in Art.”  He is a past president of the Society of North American Goldsmiths and now teaches as an Assistant Professor in East Carolina University’ Metal Design program. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Racine Art Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum among others.

Workshop Description: Brief introduction on tips, techniques, ways, and means for your most creative endeavor ~ building a life as an artist. We’ll presume you’re already making art; this is about the other part: jobs, finances, exhibitions, networking, residencies, selling, teaching, and all the other stuff that lets you keep making your work.

Look for more of these in the days leading up to the symposium.

Your Friendly Symposium Staff