Alumni Ceramics Sale June 1
In celebration of his 15th year teaching ceramics at Guilford College, Charlie Tefft ’97 has invited alumni to join in a sale and exhibition on campus Saturday, June 1.
The outdoor event showcasing fine functional pottery and sculptural ceramics will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. near Hendrix Hall. A percentage of the proceeds will fund a kiln-building project at the College.
Participating alumni include Charlie, Phil Haralam ’02, Alex Matisse ’08, Brett McDonough ’08 and Tara Wright ’12.
Charlie Tefft – In the spring of 1999, Charlie returned to Guilford to teach ceramics. Over the past 15 years he has run the ceramics program and continued to make and sell pottery that celebrates the wildlife in his life. His pots are hand painted and finished with an ash glaze.
Phil Haralam – Phil, who recently completed an 11-month residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, holds a BFA from Guilford College and an MFA from Indiana University. Working primarily within the ceramic medium, he explores both sculpture and utilitarian work in his studio. An artist-in-residence and visiting faculty member at Guilford College, he will begin work at Purdue University in the fall.
Alex Matisse – After three years of apprenticeship, Alex Matisse opened East Fork Pottery in the mountains outside Asheville. He makes functional salt-glazed pots in a large wood-burning kiln with an emphasis on intricate slip-trailed decoration and the serendipitous qualities imparted by the firing technique.
Brett McDonough – Brett graduated from Guilford with a BA in ceramics. He teaches at the Art Alliance of Greensboro and works out of Earthworks Pottery and Studios. He is working on a stop-motion clay project for an animation exhibition at the Green Hill Center for NC Art in the fall.
Tara Wright – Since earning a degree at Guilford in ceramics and religious studies, Tara has been living and working in Nashville, Tenn. She is using multiple layers of glazes and an electric kiln to make a series of sculptural vases, teapots, cups, mugs and bud vases.
For more information contact Charlie Tefft at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-558-4889.