October 22, 2012 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Room 520 | ACAD
Eliza Au received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2005) and her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2009). Au’s work is ceramic based and centers around the process of slipcasting. She is interested in how sacred space is transformed by the use of pattern and geometry in Gothic and Islamic architecture. She is interested in how systems work and how they relate to symmetry, repetition and scale. In recent work, she is expanding into other materials, including paper, metal, glass and wax.
She has previously completed residencies with Greenwich House Pottery (NYC, NY), The Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), and the Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood WA). Recently she was shortlisted for the Winfred Shantz Award for Ceramics given by the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery.
This event is hosted by the Liberal Studies department in collaboration with the Ceramics department and HUMN 321: Contemporary Discourses: Materials and Processes. Everyone is welcome!