Invited Visiting Artist in Residence
Our Invited Visiting Artist in Residence is a short term curated partnership between an established artist and The Bray. The Visiting Artist is provided a private studio space, in proximity to The Bray Resident Artists, to realize and conceive new work and projects while engaging in shared on-site resources and a lively creative atmosphere.
The Invited Visiting Artist in Residence includes:
Invited Visiting Artist In Residence
Tony Clennell is a second-generation potter that has taught workshops in Canada, the US, Japan, China, Korea, Wales, Italy and Portugal. He has a Master of Fine Arts from Utah State University and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Tony has written articles for an assortment of ceramic journals including Fusion, Contact, Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, Clay Times, and Studio Potter, He has exhibited in museums and collections in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the author of Stuck in the Mud and a celebrated blogger.
Andrew Kellner received a Diploma from Sheridan College (2003) BFA (2005) from Alberta College of Art and Design, and an MFA (2017) from West Virginia University. Since moving to Hamilton, Andrew keeps a home studio practice, and continues to contribute to the ceramics community by teaching ceramic classes at Mohawk College and other private studios. In 2018, Kellner and business partner Heather Smit, have started annual invitational Ceramic show Ash + Barrel.
Jared Tso started his journey with clay. Possessing a natural curiosity sparked by vessels made by his late grandmother Faye Tso. It was not until later, while pursuing an electrical engineering degree, that those childhood memories started to play a larger role in a growing practice of ceramics.
After a few years of working as an Engineer, and juggling the occasional art exhibition, Jared made the decision to pursue a Master of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. Since its completion in Fall 2021, Jared has pursued art full-time and has since continued a trend of awards at SWAIA’s Santa Fe Indian Market.
More recently Jared has received encouragement and recognition of the innovation that accompanies his vessels. There is a rooted intention with each vessel to not only provide clear context in traditional Navajo Pottery but to also include further examples that contribute to the definition of Navajo pottery.
Traditional in technique and process, there is an ever-growing desire to encourage further exploration of the timelessness of Navajo pots. Both with form and the strong and present function of classic Navajo pottery, Jared hopes to make vessels that have a clear visual path of continuity within this ever-growing multigenerational portfolio of work.
My figures are outsiders caught in moments of vulnerability. Influenced by Beatrice Wood, Viola Frey, Della Robbia, cave paintings and vintage figurines, I create portraits of humans feeling weird, happy, lost, joyful and sometimes uncomfortable. Often with a female subject at the center, I use figuration as a gestural means of expression to dig deeper into the psyche. These emotive portraits become manifestations of what is bubbling beneath the surface, struggles with self-acceptance, grief, and desire. My work invites the audience in and offers a disquieting and humorous opportunity to ponder the compelling nature of what it means to be wonderfully imperfectly human.
Kim Tucker studied Ceramic Sculpture under the direction of Viola Frey and Arthur Gonzalez at the California College of Arts and Crafts, graduating with High Distinction. Kim then went on to receive her M.F.A in ceramics under the guidance of M.J. Bole at The Ohio State University. She has been artist-in-residence at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Futur (Switzerland), Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, AMOCA, and many more. Kim has recently shown her work at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Lauren Powell Projects and CSUDH to name a few. Kim currently lives in Los Angeles and is excited to be a Visiting Artist at the Bray.
Recent Invited Visiting Artists In Residence
Jae Won Lee
Cannupa Hanska Luger
The Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship was created in memory of the renowned ceramic artist, Peter Voulkos who began his career at the Archie Bray Foundation in 1951. His family and friends established the Fellowship at the Bray to be awarded each year to a special and distinguished visiting artist whose generosity, commitment to innovation, and passion for creative exchange through shared ideas reflect Pete’s spirit.
Peter Voulkos taught by example, working alongside other artists in the studio, fostering artistic exchange and dialogue, and nurturing mutual respect. In the same spirit, the Voulkos Fellow is invited to work in an environment that encourages interaction among the resident artists and the Bray community.