Kala Stein
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  • Alfred, NY
  • United States
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Earth/Energy: NCECA 2013

This blog is an introduction, review and glimpse into NCECA 2013: Earth/Energy.  Exploring ideas of place, materiality, motivation and engagement through reflections and conversations with international ceramic artists including NCECA's 2013 emerging artists. See More
Mar 12, 2013
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Signature

Nicholas Bivins incorporates a variety of materials in his work including wood, auto paint, plaster, clay, decals. The gusto of vibrant colors in contrast to white porcelain is his aim; like hot rods and chrome! The tray sets create problem solving oppertunities for Nick to explore arrangement, rest, utility, and mobility. He considers the tray a framing…See More
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2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report

This blog profiles emerging ceramic artists and their approaches to establish themselves as successful artists.  I will explores notions of success, entrepreneurship, and the validity of ceramics in contemporary culture. See More
Feb 3, 2013
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Snowflakes and Jetstreams

Dylan Beck's ceramic work explores "the interaction of built space with the natural environment and the idea that manmade landscapes express a society’s material and political priorities."  His knowledge of urban sprawl, sustainability, and forestry informs his artistic exploration of built and natural landscapes as he addresses themes of human's manipulation of the…See More
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2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report

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2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report

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Dec 9, 2012
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Instantaneous Acquisition

"Current technologies facilitate the instantaneous acquisition, manipulation, and subsequent redistribution of perceptual experiences."This excerpt is from Darien Johnson's artists statement. He goes on to describe his work  as representations of "entanglement of human cognition and digital processing". Its so…See More
Dec 8, 2012
Kala Stein added a discussion to the group 2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report
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Replicant Object

Way back...Mathew McConnell...thought he would be a dentist, until he landed in the clay studio. Why ceramics? He loved the idea of doing something hands on and really direct. Mathew holds an MFA in Ceramics from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2009) and a BFA in Studio Art from Valdosta State University (2004).…See More
Oct 8, 2012
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2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report

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Aug 31, 2012
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"Making Better"

Peter Johnson is an Associate Professor of Art at Eastern Oregon Universitywhere he has been teaching for 8 years. Peter and his work have really come to the forefront…See More
Aug 12, 2012
Kala Stein replied to Kala Stein's discussion Why Not Play? in the group 2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report
"Visit Chandra's crafthaus page!: http://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/ChandraDeBuse"
Jul 1, 2012
Brigitte Martin replied to Kala Stein's discussion Why Not Play? in the group 2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report
"Chandra is a Crafthaus artist as well :-)"
Jun 30, 2012
Kala Stein added a discussion to the group 2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report
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Why Not Play?

Chandra DeBuse originally comes from the Midwest: land of practicality. She shared her hometown with the very practical and famous Vice Grip tool. Most recently, Chandra was a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. Now in Kansas City, Chandra has in independant…See More
Jun 30, 2012

Profile Information

Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Alfred, NY, USA
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
New York State College of Ceramics- studio and classroom
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I am a artist and educator working in the medium of ceramics.
I work with the vessel as a format, using non-traditional molds to make series of one-of-a-kind objects.
Through multiples and installation I explore the oscillation between pictorial and sculptural space.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.kalastein.com
What media do you work with?
Current Endeavors:
-Adjunct Professor, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University.
-Studio Artist, Canadice, New York (KalaStein.com)
-Co-founder of Cuisine Culture (CuisineCulturenow.com)
-Guest Curator, The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY.

2011-2-12:
-Solo Exhibition, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY, 2012.
-Solo Exhibition, Rosalie Steiner Gallery, Batavia, NY 2012.
-NCECA Biennial. The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida. 2011
-ACGA Clay and Glass National Juried Competition. City of Brea Art Gallery,
Brea, California. 2011
-Form Follows Food Invitational. Greenwich House Pottery, New York, New York. 2011

Affiliations and Memberships:
Crafthaus http://crafthaus.ning.com/
ArtAxis http://artaxis.org/
Acsess Ceramics http://accessceramics.org/
NCECA http://nceca.net/

Service to the Field:
- Grant Panelist. Genesee Valley Council on the Arts. Mt. Morris, New York.
-Co-Curator, Director, and Funds Manager. Coincidences, Conversations, and Motivations: Alfred Alumni Retrospective 1971-2009. Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
-Public Gallery Talk. Cohen Gallery, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, New York.
-Public Gallery Talk. Rowan College Gallery, Rowan College, New Jersey.
-Curator, Beyond the Pedestal, Alfred Invitational. Turner Gallery, Alfred University.
-Artist Presentation. Alfred Clay Collective, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
-Panel Discussion: Artist as Entrepreneur. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York.

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Signature

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Nicholas Bivins incorporates a variety of materials in his work including wood, auto paint, plaster, clay, decals. The gusto of vibrant colors in contrast to white porcelain is his aim; like hot rods and chrome! ewers The tray sets create problem solving oppertunities for Nick to explore arrangement, rest, utility, and mobility. He considers the…

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Snowflakes and Jetstreams

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:29pm 0 Comments

Dylan Beck's ceramic work explores "the interaction of built space with the natural environment and the idea that manmade landscapes express a society’s material and political priorities."  His knowledge of urban sprawl, sustainability, and forestry informs his artistic exploration of built and natural landscapes as he addresses themes of human's manipulation of the…

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Please Vote for 2011 Ceramics Emerging Artist

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 11:07am 0 Comments

Hello Fellow Artists,

Please vote for your top 2011 Emerging Artist in Ceramics through Ceramic Arts Daily.

Vote Here: Ceramics Art Daily

The winner gets a $500 gift certificate to Bailys Pottery Supply- just in time for setting up my new studio!

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At 11:06am on July 11, 2010, Glen Guarino said…
Hi, We jury some of the exhibitions for Crafthaus artists.

Our current calls:
Earthly Pleasures http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-call-earthly-pleasures

Me,Myself & I http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-callme-myself-and-i

Shows are highlighted for a month then will remain on the site permanently. We will also circulate it on the internet.

Regards,
Glen Guarino
Guarino Furniture Designs
At 7:23am on July 9, 2010, patrice case said…
Hey there Kala-been many years. Remember being in the jewelry studio? LOVE your work. It is so wonderful to see that you are making art.
 
 
 

Rule the World!

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RULE THE WORLD

Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Grandpa Wooley, "LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin. Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch.

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Painting the Texture of Tea with Jennie Traill Schaeffer ~ August 15-19

In honor of Tea Week at Peters Valley School of Craft we will use this storied drink as the subject of our paintings. The trappings of tea make excellent surfaces to explore texture, reflection, color, tone and composition through paint. For more info on Jennie…See More
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