Red Star Studios will present a solo exhibition of Deborah Schwartzkopf’s exceptional ceramics inspired by color and forms found in natural and human made environments. The exhibit opens February 4th, 2011 with a reception from 6-9 pm, and runs through February 26th, 2011. Schwartzkopf is currently working at Pottery Northwest in Seattle, WA; making work, teaching community classes, and conducting workshops across the United States. She received her BA from the University of Alaska, spent a year of independent study at San Diego State University, and completed her MFA, from Pennsylvania State University, in 2005. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, Mudflat Studios in Somerville, MA, the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, and the Sanboa Ceramics Art Institute in Jingdezhen, China.
Deborah Schwartzkopf will be in Kansas City in February to conduct a weekend workshop at Red Star Studios. She will demonstrate playful approaches to functional vessel making. Through the use of irregular and curious shapes, patterns, and simple bisque molds, Schwartzkopf will show us how she arrives at her unique forms. The workshop will run Saturday, February 5th from 9am-5pm and Sunday, February 6th from 9am-5pm, the cost is $150. Contact the gallery at 816-474-7316 for more information or to RVSP.
Red Star Studios, a mainstay in Kansas City’s ceramics scene for more than a decade, recently partnered with the Belger Arts Center in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District, and is currently operating out of the Belger Building at 2100 Walnut Street. The Red Star gallery is open 10 am – 4 pm, Wednesday through Friday, and noon – 4 pm on Saturdays. The gallery remains open until 9 pm on the First Friday of every month. Red Star Studios also features spaces for resident artists and offers classes and workshops for all skill levels to the public. For more information please contact Calder Kamin, gallery coordinator, at email@example.com or 816-474-7316.