Jackie Fischer – Artist – Ceramics, Sculpture & Pottery

I’ll start each workshop with a slide show of my personal journey into the arts. This will start from my entrance into the arts back in high school where I was guided away from the arts by guidance counselors and administration. I’ve found this to be helpful to mention as many students can relate to this.

My entrance into the arts started in ceramics and has led me to Mould Making, Metal Casting, and Fiber. I’ll discuss how perseverance, determination, hard work, and elbow grease has awarded me with scholarships, grants, shows, and teaching opportunities that enable me to travel to craft schools and residencies to continue making work. I’ll show the evolution of my work and include photos of in-process works from different studios throughout the years.

This introduction will last about 30 minutes concluding with 15 minutes of questions.

I’ll continue with about 20 minutes of demonstrations and disperse materials for hands-on building. At this point, I’ll make my rounds to meet with each student and troubleshoot their project ideas and the best way to construct them. I’ll call the class over to discuss which method of building would be best depending on the desired outcome as there is no one way to make something.

Quintocracy

The wind quintet Quintocracy performs classical repertoire from the Baroque to the present, as well as pop and jazz tunes. The quintet’s members are flutist Melanie Chirignan, oboist Kelly Lockwood, clarinetist Michael Dee, hornist Kathryn Svatek, and bassoonist William Safford. Quintocracy proposes to present multiple 30-40 minute performances. These will comprise:  a pre-concert talk,…