Thursday, January 14, 2016

January Event: Coffee & Conversation at DFAC

Thursday, January 14, I will be part of the Dunedin Fine Art Center's Coffee & Conversation series. Despite what the text below says, I don't know how much I will "thrill" people, but it should be fun.

Both of us will be there, actually. Anne has put together a presentation based on the idea that the medium shapes the artist as much or more than the artist shapes the medium, and I will share how I have explored different aspects of working with clay. It may not be thrilling, but I'm guessing we will have a good time.

Here's the write-up:

Coffee and Conversation with Lee Anderson 1-14-16 at DFAC

Coffee and Conversation with Lee Anderson at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
Lee_Anderson---2006---P9230230---400 Hanging out, drinking delicious coffee, talking about art… ahhhh, that’s the life! Well, that IS the life at least for an hour or so each month at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Coffee and Conversation series. Enjoy coffee (Presented by the Sterling Society of DFAC) and  insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of expertise.  Admission to these relaxed talks is $5 and is FREE to current DFAC members.
Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 12 noon,the series hosts clay artist Lee Anderson. He is going to thrill you with live demonstrations of throwing on the wheel and burnishing. He’ll discuss different clay and methods of working them as well as different glazes and styles of firing.  All of this will be illustrated with photos and actual finished clay pieces.  Be ready to be inspired!
Lee V. Anderson began working with clay in a class a decade ago at the Dunedin Fine Art Center and quickly developed an intense avocation for pottery and the ceramic arts. He studies the physical and chemical properties of the clay and glazes so he can work with instead of against the material, which then frees him to play with form and structure. In particular, he has been drawn to interpreting Southwestern and Scandinavian forms, to hand-burnishing work with a polished stone or the back of a spoon, and to the smoke and fire of raku. He has learned that it’s not all about what he does in the throwing, shaping, glazing, or firing. The clay takes on a life of its own as it responds to each of the stages in the process, and he is often surprised by what he finds when he opens the kiln.

Lee V. Anderson teaches at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. He is grateful to the many instructors and artists in the area who have guided and mentored his growth as an artist, and to the many ceramicists and clay artists—some who have lived in other lands and in other times—who have transferred their knowledge to printed and digital media. More information about his work can be found at
So stop by for some Coffee & Conversation. Or call ahead to the Palm Cafe’ (298.DFAC ext 237) and have lunch waiting for you!
Coffee and Conversation with Lee Anderson– Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12 Noon.
for more info call 727-298-DFAC,
Dunedin Fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin, FL 34698

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