Action, Time And Vision: Unpacking Biformity

June 24, 2018 – July 7, 2018

Pattie Chalmers and Matt Mitros

In this workshop students are challenged to collaborate with others to enhance their individual creativity. During class, students will produce a variety of objects inspired by daily team building exercises and playful prompts. Using sourced images, memories, storytelling and artifacts from life, you will create sculptural objects inspired by your experience and imagination. With the addition of found objects and the multitude of techniques explored, participants discover new meaning in their artistic approach. Hand building, throwing, ceramic 3-D printing, and low-tech image transfer techniques are covered by first-time collaborators Matt and Pattie in this inclusive ceramic workshop. Open to all skill levels.


Pattie Chalmers grew up in Winnipeg where she received a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Manitoba, and earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Minnesota. Chalmers exhibits widely, having presented work on four continents, six countries and 26 states. Since 2006, Chalmers has lived and worked in Carbondale, Illinois where she is an associate professor at Southern Illinois University. She may be slightly compulsive, and she likes to laugh at her own jokes.

Pattie Chalmers

Matt Mitros was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Upon completing his BFA in Ceramics at Penn State University, he was an Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont, and at the Archie Bray Foundation. Mitros completed his post-baccalaureate from the University of Illinois and holds an MFA from the University of Washington. He has taught ceramics and sculpture at the University of Washington, South Seattle Community College, Lakeside Upper School, Kennesaw State University, and is currently an assistant professor of Art at the University of Alabama.

Matt Mitros

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please call 865-436-5860

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