Sam Chung @ Plinth Gallery – Exhibition and Workshop

Join us on First Friday, November 7th, from 6-9pm for a reception with our guest artist Sam Chung. The exhibition “Skyscapes” will be on display during Denver Art Week, and through January 2015.


We will be closed Nov. 16-28, reopening on Saturday Nov. 29. We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Sam Chung comes to Plinth from Arizona State University where he teaches ceramics in the Herberger College School of Art. Using drawing as a basis for developing
form, Chung develops templates to define the clay parts. Then, using
both wheel and hand building techniques, combines the parts into complex
forms. His vessels reflect both historical and cultural references. Sam
Chung’s vessels, be they teapots, containers or tableware are
thoughtful, well designed and impeccably made.
“I am interested in the way pots have the
unique ability to serve a multitude of roles and functions. They can
exhibit decorative beauty, bring attention to more functional or tactile
concerns, and also create historical, cultural and experiential
associations. I work within the context of pottery to exploit its
universal familiarity and impose my own vision for merging historically
and culturally disparate influences. I am curious about the
relationships I see among various forms of creative expression from both
past and present, and try to bring forth a new language of pottery for
the future.”
On Thursday, Nov. 6th, from 6-7pm, Sam will be presenting a lecture in the Visual Arts Center on the CU Boulder campus. This presentation is free and open to the public. 
Then, join us for our First Friday opening reception with Sam as we kick off Denver Art Week on Nov. 7, from 6-9pm.  This event is also free and open to the public and we hope you can join us!  
Workshop:Sam Chung
ONLY 3 SPACES LEFT!!  On November 8-9, from 9am-5pm, Plinth Gallery will host a two-day workshop with ceramic artist Sam Chung. 
This workshop will focus on the process of
making shapes by altering wheel-thrown forms, and by assembling
slab-built forms designed from  paper templates.  Both techniques will
use drawing as a design tool for developing form. Discussion will focus
on development of ideas for pottery form in relation to history,
context, function and design. Additional discussion and demonstration on
the application of China paints to integrate surface decoration and
imagery with form will be presented.
Cost:   $265.00 includes all materials and lunch both days. 
Graduate Credit is available through Adams State University. For additional information and to register, contact Plinth Gallery.

3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 295-0717 

residency opportunity: Countryside Residency for International Artists in Rome, Italy

Before you read this post I suggest you head over to the blog Culture Vulture with Residencies for a nice write up and personalized view of the residency experience. 
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non-profit organization  ‘c.r.e.t.a. rome’ offers an international
self-funded residency program in the countryside of Rome, Italy. The Italian
word for clay seemed perfect to express the co-founders’ commitment to creating
an international reference point for ceramics and the arts in the eternal city
of Rome. Moreover, taken as an acronym, it spells out c.r.e.t.a. rome’s main
activities: ceramics, residencies, exhibitions, teaching and the arts. 

residency in the countryside is still in Rome, but lies on the border with the
nearest town, Anguillara Sabazia,  one of three Medieval towns on the lake
of Bracciano. The nearest train station is 2,5km. away. We have two bikes
available for resident’s use. From the train station there are regular trains
that run to Rome in about 40 mins. There is also a shuttle bus from the train
station to the town of Anguillara on the lake, stopping along the way at
supermarkets, etc.
residency includes accommodation in a one-bedroom house with a garden complete
with fruit trees. This is a particularly good option for artists working on
collaborative projects or who seek tranquility for writing. Resident artists
can bring their spouses/companions and/or families (supplemental fee).
have a well-equipped private studio. For ceramic artists, there is access to
both electric and gas kilns, with options for reduction firing. We provide a
weekly shopping run, technical assistance in procuring materials, firings,
etc., advice on museums, galleries and sites in Rome and beyond.
Artists have the opportunity to focus on their art, whether
it be creating a new body of work, expanding a well-established oeuvre or
allowing themselves to draw inspiration from their surroundings and the
centuries of culture that define Italy. In addition, they will have access to
the wealth of galleries and exhibitions in Rome and beyond. Artists are
encouraged to submit a proposal for a final exhibition to display the work
created during the residency period. The final exhibition will be held in the c.r.e.t.a.
rome gallery in c.r.e.t.a. rome’s studio in the historical center of Rome, just
minutes from Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline museums on one side and the
Pantheon on the other.
We offer a number of additional perks such as help with travel
arrangements, such as airport pick-ups, museum reservations etc. We can also
arrange optional day-trips to museums and sites in Rome and beyond. If there
are workshops during the period of your residency, you will have an opportunity
to participate at a reduced rate. ​ 
SPRING 2015 residency periods: deadline
more info soon!):
16 – 30 MAY
SUMMER 2015 residency periods: deadline
1 MARCH 2015
1-30 JUNE
1-30 JULY
FALL 2015 residency periods: deadline
15 MAY 2015
A selection committee composed of
artists, art critics and historians carefully evaluates applicants based on
their artistic experience, merit and project proposal. For more info and costs,
contact Lori-Ann Touchette, [email protected] or see our web-site:
To apply, please submit the following
by e-mail to [email protected]:
    artist statement (250 words max)
project proposal (500 words max) and preferred residency
    10 images (jpeg or pdf), image list with year,
materials & dimensions

For more information:

movie day: Phenomenal

Phenomenal from R&A Collaborations on Vimeo.

Jin Eui Kim is a ceramic artist, originally
from South Korea. He graduated from Cardiff School of Art & Design
with a MA and PhD in Ceramics, during which time he studied the illusory
effects of application of black through to white to three-dimensional

Jin Eui explores in depth tonal effects and spatial illusions,
creating works that are both visually and intellectually challenging. He
makes both none-functional sculpture works of horizontal and vertical
cylinder forms and functional ware, applies the principles of creation
of illusory spatial phenomena such as gradient in tone and size of
bands. He also tries to understand more, the quality of clay and how it
can be combined with subtle variations of tone to create the illusory
spatial phenomena.