This is the first of a series of podcasts where we introduce you to, and have a conversation with, our 2021-2022 Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence. First up is Horacio Casillas, ceramics artist, who discusses the importance of faith and community in his work as well as his experiences in ceramics education and residencies.
Horacio Casillas was born in Chandler, Arizona and raised in Jalisco, Mexico for most of his childhood. His family moved back to the US to San Angelo, TX. In 2013 he received his BFA in ceramics from Angelo State University and his MFA from the University of North Texas in 2018. Horacio’s most recent work is carved to represent cathedral windows and entryways inspired by Gothic architecture and the churches of his hometown of Tepatitlan, Jalisco. “Focusing my work through the lens of my Catholic faith has given me an appreciation for the traditions found in the Church including her influence on architecture.”
Learn more about the Arrowmont Artist-in-Residence here: https://www.arrowmont.org/announcing-2021-2022-air/.