KILN BUILDING BUSINESS
1/1/2014
Building kilns has become a large portion of my business. In 2011, I completed kilns for Circa Restaurant, Suzy Hatcher and Steve Skinner. In May 2012, I completed a wood kiln Dr. Jonas Hurley located near Springfield, Kentucky - At the end of October 2014, I built a "sweet" kiln for Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. I also recently completed a small kiln for Sebastian Moh. My crew and I headed to Morgantown, Kentucky and in the spring 2015, I built a wood kiln for Susan Renfrow, then on to Steve Skinner in New Carlisle, Indiana, to build a cart kiln; then to Monte Youngs in Ohio. In September 2016, I will be in Baltimore building a kiln for Baltimore Clayworks. Check out my Facebook page. Please give me a call if you are interested in a quote. Check out www.blacktreestudio.com (Steve Skinner)
WORLD MAP OF WOOD KILNS
1/1/2014
My wood kiln has been added to Simon Levine's World Map of Wood Kilns. This map shows the location, date built, etc., of wood kilns across the United States and world. ceramicartsdaily.org/ceramics-monthly simonlevin.com/worldmap
LAUNCH - KENTUCKY ARTISAN PORTFOLIO
10/3/2014
One Kentucky artist from the following disciplines has been selected for this exciting project that features contemporary artwork for sale that reflects a strong sense of authenticity. Wood, Metal, Glass, Clay/Ceramics, Fiber/Textile, Mixed Media. Matthew Gaddie is the exclusive artist in the field of Clay/Ceramics.. Go to http://artisanportfolio.com - Check it out.
F I R I N G - WOOD KILN!!!!!!
7/13/2015
We fired the wood kiln with lots of great help. The unload is scheduled for July 25, 2015. Please join us for what we hope to be a very good day. If you are interested in visiting during any firing, let me know at (502)460-0456 or meadows@bardstowncable.net The next wood firing is scheduled for September 2015.
FOUR ROSES DISTILLERY
6/1/2016
Four Roses Distillery commissioned me to create a series of works detailing the following steps: Grains (Corn, Rye, Malted Barley); Yeast (Lab Test Tube, molecules); Fermentation (Wood Fermenter); Distillation (Doubler); Transport (Wheel); Aging (Barrel); 3 Signature Products. This was one of the most delightful (and challenging) projects that I have ever undertook. A very special thanks to Kelli Wright at Four Roses and the entire staff for their input and support. A formal dedication is planned sometime before the end of 2016. Please check my facebook page and website for more details. Pictures can be seen on my photo gallery page. The display is at the Four Roses visitor center in Bulllit County.
THE KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
9/1/2016
I have just completed a series of 8 pieces for the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The pieces will be presented to outgoing Foundation Board Retirees and newly appointed Foundation Board members recently named by the Governor. Thank you once again to The Kentucky Center and The Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts personnel for selecting me as the artist.
BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS KILN
9/17/2016
My crew and I will be in Baltimore at Baltimore Clayworks building a new wood kiln. Please checkout my facebook page for updates at the project begins through its completion.
GOVERNOR'S AWARDS IN THE ARTS 2016
10/21/2016
I am proud and honored to be chosen as the Award Artist for 2016 to create the Governor's Awards in the Arts. The Commonwealth's most prestigious arts awards honor Kentucky individuals, business and organizations that make significant contributions to the arts in the state. The combined achievements and contributions of this year's esteemed group of recipients demonstrate the many ways that citizens of Kentucky uphold the tradition of creating a rich cultural legacy. For a complete list of the recipients, please see the Kentucky Arts Council website. I have included a picture of the 24" wood fired platters with stands. A public ceremony recognizing the 2016 Governor's Awards in the Arts recipients will be held October 21, 2016, at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Kentucky, at which time the platters will be presented. Thank you to the Kentucky Arts Council for selecting me as the Award Artist..
KENTUCKY CLAY
1/18/2017
I will be showing at the Living Arts and Science Center's ceramic invitational entitled Kentucky Clay beginning January 18, 2017 through March 3, 2017. The opening is Friday, January 20 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. with an Artist Talk scheduled to begin at 6:00p.m.
CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY SHOW AND EXHIBITION
2/7/2017
Brian Sommerville and I will be showing our work at Campbellsville University. More information to follow.
University of Evansville Alumni Association Awards
2/19/2017
My alma mater the University of Evansville has commissioned me to create the 2017 Annual Alumni Association Awards. The 4 Wood Fired Ceremonial Lidded Jars with stands and engraved name plates will be presented on February 19, 2017. It is an honor for me to be considered among the many artists from UE.
LAST CALL II EXHIBITION
3/3/2017
My work has been selected to be a part of the Last Call II Exhibition at Companion Gallery. Juror Jen Allen has selected 151 pieces out of 609 images submitted. Applications were received from Canada and nearly every US state including Hawaii and Alaska. Looks like it will be a great show.
PYRO GALLERY EXHIBITION
6/1/2017
Corie Neumayer and I will be teaming up for an exhibition at the Pyro Gallery in Louisville June 1, 2017-July 15, 2017. Both of us grew up in the country. The open spaces and richness of nature's rhythms have been inspirations. The land in all its variations is a core concept in Corie's paintings and in my large ceramic work. The blend should make for a nice exhibition. Opening reception will be June 2nd.
HOOD COLLEGE
10/3/2017
I will be teaching Arts 531 Wood Firing Theory at Hood College on October 3, 2017. Please check the website for more information.
KC CLAY GUILD TEABOWL NATIONAL 2017
10/6/2017
KC Clay guild, 200 West 74th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114 October 6, 2017 - October 31, 2017