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
Mar 12, 2013
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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

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
Jan 7, 2013
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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
Dec 9, 2012
Kala Stein added a discussion to the group 2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report
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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

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
Aug 31, 2012
Kala Stein added a discussion to the group 2012 NCECA/crafthaus Emerging Artist Report
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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.
 
 
 

A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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Instill - Material Matters 2014

  INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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