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Jar With Dragon - Steven Young Lee

Steven Young Lee Jar With Dragon
Porcelain with cobalt inlay
18" x 17" x 18"

Santa Rita Shimmer - John Garrett

John Garrett Santa Rita Shimmer
Copper, steel, brass, paint, metal leaf, paper, wire, beads

Exhibiting Artists

  • John Garrett  (+)

    Biography : John Garrett was raised in southern New Mexico by parents who were both educators. They instilled in him an appreciation for the handmade with their collections of Native American arts and crafts. He moved to Claremont, California, to attend college at Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna College.) Following his desire to make things by hand, he enrolled in a weaving class taught by Marion Stewart at Scripps College in 1970. His intrigue with the tools, systems and materials involved in weaving and other textile constructions led him to take other courses with Neda Al-Hilali a year later, also at Scripps. He did graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied with Bernard Kester and Vasa. Garrett has exhibited throughout the United States for over thirty years in hundreds of exhibitions, as well as in Europe, Africa and Asia. Garrett has worked simultaneously with two and three-dimensional formats to create his textile forms with a variety of materials. Visually unpredictable, his work may be woven, wrapped, plaited, riveted, painted, rusted, twined, nailed, stitched or tied. With an expansive repertoire of materials, each work of art is a meticulously crafted, while achieving a energetic complexity; he moves gracefully from constructing wall pieces to baskets, breathing new life into discarded objects. Currently a full time studio artist, he teaches workshops on creativity and experimental basketry at schools nationwide. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in 1983 and 1995 as well as elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 2010.

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    • John Garrett - Santa Rita Shimmer Santa Rita Shimmer

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  • Steven Young Lee  (+)

    Biography : Steven Young Lee is the Resident Artist Director of the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. A Chicago native, he received his MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He has lectured and taught at several universities globally. In 2004, he created a new body of work as part of a one-year cultural and educational exchange fellowship in Jingdezhen, Jianxi Province. His work has been exhibited in China, Canada and throughout the United States, and is held in numerous public and private collections. Lee maintains an active studio practice rooted in both functional and sculptural ceramics. His current work examines cultural references and how individuals draw realities based on experience and environment. Through his sculpture and vessels, he challenges preconceptions of style, form, symbolism, superstitions, and identity.

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    • Steven Young Lee - Jar With Dragon Jar With Dragon

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