Artist Studio Series: Ceramic Sculpture with Taylor Lee

Date: Saturday, April 13 —Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 1:30 PM —3:30 PM
Location: McColl Center
Cost: $275
Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 14

Artist Taylor Lee will guide you through the process of creating ceramic sculptures using a specialty sculpture clay. Discover ways to add color to your sculpture beyond traditional glaze, including underglazes and cold finishes. This series will empower you to develop your own practice while learning about contemporary ceramic sculpture for inspiration. These classes have a flexible curriculum so teaching artists can adapt to the student's needs. Clay, tools, and kiln firing included.

All skill levels welcome. Ages 16 and up.

Class will meet weekly on Saturdays from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. Class dates are Class dates are April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, and May 18.

10% Early Bird Discount if you sign up before 3/27/2024!

**This is a 6 week course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes, or for registrations canceled less than 48 hours before the start of the first session. For a full refund, please email dkapner@mccollcenter.org before April 6, 2024.

About the Artist:

Taylor Lee Nicholson (b. 1991, they/them) is a queer artist, curator, and self-described “garbage person” who loves to mix kitsch and creepiness for comically grotesque results. Their personal story of experiencing the demolition of their childhood home is rooted deeply in the work via Southern gothic undertones. The performance of the self is also a core theme of Taylor’s overall work, and they often experiment in new media and performance art on Instagram - a performance that gets more complicated as the artwork obtains press and Taylor obtains new “personality disorder” diagnoses. Taylor’s projects range across many media and often culminate in autobiographical installations (both online and offline) that are interactive in nature as collaborative relational aesthetics.

Taylor recently exhibited a body of work entitled YARD SALE at SPRING/BREAK Art Show LA. This solo exhibition was curated by Janet Loren Hill and Jonell Logan, who won the first ever Single/Palm Award for “Best Curation.” The exhibition was also featured in Hyperallergic and Artnet. A visitor of the installation said “it looks like a redneck Pee Wee Herman lives here,” and honestly that’s the goal.

Taylor has exhibited at galleries across the United States, most notably Hashimoto Contemporary, Collar Works, Standard Space, Redux Contemporary, McColl Center, and has an exhibition coming up at Wassaic Project. Their works have appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Oprah Daily, Boston Art Review, and The Jealous Curator among others. Taylor once shipped a painting to a collector’s office, which happened to be at MoMA, so if asked Taylor will tell you that their work has been in the Museum of Modern Art because technically that is true, even if it was only in a staff member’s office in the back for like, a day.

Taylor is currently based in Charlotte, NC.