John Balistreri - Large Scale Sculpture & 3D Ceramic Printing
March 24 & 25, 2012
Over 50 people joined us for this amazing workshop with Prof. Balistreri! Check out the photos below:
John Balistreri is an American ceramic artist best known for his large scale sculptures. He is currently an associate Professor of Art and the head of the ceramic art program at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA.
During the summer of 1987, he returned to his studio in Denver and built a large Anagama kiln. After graduate school, began to make large scale work that was wood-fired. He worked as a studio artist and occasionally taught ceramics at the University of Denver and Front Range Community College.
In 1996, he joined the faculty of Bowling Green University, where he remains today.
From 1998 to 2002, Balisteri worked with Peter Voulkos, assisting in creating and firing his final sculptures. Later, Balistreri toured and studied ceramics in China, Japan and Korea.
In 2001 Balistreri began a body of work titled Problems in Sailing which includes airplane and boat forms. This body of work continued through his sabbatical in 2005, where he built large scale airplane forms at the Kaneko Experimental Workspace in Omaha, Nebraska. His Problems in Sailing series continues today. You can learn more about John on his website.
Though in its infancy, new digital technologies are undeniably affecting art and artists. Professor John Balistreri bridges the gap between art and industry by using 3D rapid prototyping technology to create unique ceramic objects. Today his research team at Bowling Green State University leads the world in this new method of creating ceramics. During the workshop he shared his techniques for large scale sculpture and talk about the ceramic 3d printing he's involved in.