Craft in America: Teachers

Craft in America: Teachers

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Professor Linda Sikora of Alfred University teaches in The College of Ceramics. The program includes a graduate program where conceptual thinking elevates the approach to clay.

TEACHERS highlights artists committed to sharing their skills and passion for craft with new generations.

Featuring glass artist Mark Mitsuda, Navajo weavers Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete, glass artist Therman Statom and ceramic artist and Alfred University professor, Linda Sikora.

These artists/teachers are a special breed. By day they are found in classrooms and workshops ensuring that their hard­earned wisdom and practical skills are passed on. Across the country these craft artists are dedicated to education – inspiring, evaluating, critiquing and praising their students’ achievements. Learn more.

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Local Professor Featured: Linda Sikora (Alfred, NY) is a professor at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University where she teaches graduate students who are proficient at working in clay to produce utilitarian wares, sculpture, architectural installations and other conceptual work involving modern technology, using the state-of-the-art facilities at Alfred. The porcelain jars and teapots that are her personal work are known for their incredible form and polychrome surfaces. Sikora states, "Jars and teapots are at the front edge of my recent inquiry”. Through them, she explores form and meaning. Sikora received her diploma of Fine Arts from David Thompson University Center, Nelson, British Columbia and holds a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. Sikora's work can be found in numerous collections, among them the Arkansas Arts Center (AK), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN), and the Northern Clay Center (MN). http://lindasikora.com

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