ARTIST TALK- Seth Green (Ceramic Artist)

ARTIST TALK- Seth Green (Ceramic Artist)

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RM: FA101 located in the Fine Arts Building, 649 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809




(812) 237-3720


SETH GREEN- Exhibition / Artist Talk / Live Demonstration

We are honored to welcome Seth Green, Assistant Professor of Ceramics at Purdue University, to Indiana State University. Green will not only be exhibiting his series Architectural Wood-Fired Vessels in the Turman Gallery, but will also be presenting an Artist Talk and a Live Demonstration of the process and methodology he uses to create his ceramic artwork. All events are free and open to the public.

EXHIBITION: Architectural Wood-Fired Vessels
Artist: Seth Green
Duration: April 3- May 5, 2023
Reception: Thursday, April 6, 4-6 pm
Artist Talk: April 6, 2023, 4:45-5:30 pm (RM: FA101 located in the Fine Arts Building)
Location: Turman Gallery (Fine Arts Building) 649 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809

Apr. 5, 2023, 10:30 am-12 pm and 1-6:15 pm
Apr. 6, 2023, 9 am -12 pm and 1-4 pm
Location: Dick Hay Memorial Art Annex 537 N 4th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47809

About the Exhibition:
Seth Green’s exhibition Architectural Wood-Fired Vessels is a selection of ceramic artworks that range from cups to vases and transcend the purpose of everyday objects.
Each ceramic vessel embodies the architectural vocabulary found in Baroque and Romanesque style cathedrals and palaces and the rich symbolism inherent to Islamic mosques. This is accomplished by creating multiple wheel-thrown forms and assembling them on the wheel at the leather hard state to complete the architectural forms. The metal like surfaces of his reduction cooled wood-fired vessels is achieved through the use of high-iron bearing clay slips to create earth hues of umber, ochre, and sienna patinated by metallic bronze, gold, and silver.
Although the inspiration for these objects’ usage stems from their function in religious rituals and ceremonies of the Persian and Ottoman Empires, they are not “Religious Art,” rather they are “Sacred Art” and non-denominational.
It is through the simple act of intentionally holding, pouring, and drinking from vessels that we are elevated and transcended beyond our current reality.