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Tom Supensky left a comment for Elizabeth Chapman
"Hey Elizabeth...thanks...also, my other son, Mark Redfield, is often involved in work that crosses over to what you do.  He can be reached at 410-409-9495.  Cheers, Tom"
Apr 15
Tom Supensky and Elizabeth Chapman are now friends
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Tom Supensky left a comment for Elizabeth Chapman
"Hi Elizabeth, I'm always interested in craftspeople from Baltimore as I taught at Towson University for 35 years...mostly ceramic art.  As you are working at Centerstage, I want to mention my son, Eric Supensky, who works in a variety of…"
Apr 15
Tom Supensky commented on Kathy Maves's group Kathy Maves, NCECA
"Hi Kathy...just in case I don't get your email, here is the list of participants for Old Hands In Clay:  Clayton Bailey, Doug Baldwin, Sandy Blain, Karl Borgeson, Joe Bova, Bruce Breckenridge, Cynthia Bringle, Michael and Magdalena…"
Mar 15
Tom Supensky commented on Kathy Maves's group Kathy Maves, NCECA
"Hi Kathy...glad to see that you are promoting NCECA.  Please do not leave out a very important exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Old Hands In Clay.  It is an exhibition of noted ceramic artists from America and some from…"
Mar 15
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Kathy Maves, NCECA

Kathy Maves discusses the 2014 NCECA conference, Material World, March 19th-22nd, and all thing clay throughout 2014. Look for updates and details of the conference topics and exhibitions. See More
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Tom Supensky and TomMac Garrett are now friends
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TomMac Garrett left a comment for Tom Supensky
"Hola Tom Supensky. We have met, i have attended some of the CASE meetings in Augusta, as well as art openings. I have been very busy with family, my father mostly, but am firing soon, so in my mind i am getting back to the business i love. i was a…"
Feb 26

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Aiken, South Carolina
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Retired: Professor Emeritus, Towson University
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My work is clay sculpture. I use hand building techniques mainly, underglaze colors and a clear glaze, bisque and glaze firings at cone 05. My work is based on how I see the world around me, often with a bit of humor. The images I use are basically symbols and the viewer must read them accordingly.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.tomsupensky.com
Titles of photos of my clay sculptures are as follows: 1. Aiken Memories, 2. Big Banana, 3. Many A Good Egg Under A Ragged Hat, 4. Fallen Peach.

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Aesthetics and Aging

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 7:23pm 0 Comments

I will be leading a panel discussion at the NCECA conference this March titled Aesthetics and Aging.  The other panel members are Don Reitz and Cynthia Bringle.  I welcome any short, one-liner comments about how to keep the creative flame alive as one gets older.  I may use them at the conference.  Thanks.  Tom Supensky.

Clay In A Can...entries

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 10:07am 0 Comments

Just to clarify...the entries are complete. This is an invitational exhibition. Hope you can see it.
Tom Supensky

Clay In A Can exhibition

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 8:39pm 0 Comments

This is to announce a ceramic exhibition titled "Clay In A Can". All participants will be shipped in a cardboard box a one-gallon paint can lined with foam padding. The artists will produce a clay object, either functional or sculpture, no larger than 6" x 5" x 5", and ship it to Tom Supensky, the curator or the exhibition. Each piece will be displayed on top of the can. The exhibition will run in three different venues. Venue one: North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center, North Augusta, South… Continue

Hands-On Workshop with Eva Kwong

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 8:23pm 0 Comments

CASE, (Clay Artists of the Southeast) and the Westobou Festival in Augusta, Georgia will host Eva Kwong of Kent, Ohio, to do a two day hands-on workshop, September 25 and 26, 2010. The workshop will explore form and color, producing an object inspired by nature, using slips, underglazes, stenciling, carving and other techniques often common to printmaking. The fee is $195.00. For further information contact Elizabeth Barnes, elizabeth@artfulexpectations.com. Telephone: 803-292-9944 or Betsy… Continue

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At 12:57pm on February 26, 2014, TomMac Garrett said…

Hola Tom Supensky. We have met, i have attended some of the CASE meetings in Augusta, as well as art openings. I have been very busy with family, my father mostly, but am firing soon, so in my mind i am getting back to the business i love. i was a member of the Aiken Guild, but when my father had a stroke i was traveling back and forth to NC, so i didn't have much time. With each passing day i "think" my life is about to get back to normal, instead of this being the new normal. not to mention, i know have a load of new imagery and ideas to work with. hope to meet up soon.

At 6:23pm on April 2, 2013, John Lunn said…

Hi Tom,

I don't play tennis but I do fence and I love playing bridge. Glad you're so active both mentally and physically. Keep up the good life!

At 1:15pm on January 8, 2013, elizabeth cohen said…
Because you are a potter with experience to share, and will be presenting on an interesting topic at NCECA, which piqued my interest. :)
At 8:19am on November 29, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 11:40pm on April 6, 2012, rachel timmins said…

Hi Tom,

Thanks a lot!

I'm ready to be finished with school.  Thesis is next semester... Thank goodness!  

Great to hear from you,

rachel

At 12:35am on February 29, 2012, Natalyn Obey said…

Hello Tom,

Thanks for the welcome. I am happy to be here. I will definitely let Jan know you said hello. This is my last semester at Towson. I am very excited. I hope to continue to connect.

At 8:42am on February 16, 2012, Algirdas Morkunas said…

Thank you very much for your nice comment. It mean's a lot to me. I checked your website and your work interested me as well.I haven't met Alan Phillips yet.I live in Bristol for about 3 years now and maybe one day we can meet up.

Algirdas Morkunas

At 6:51pm on September 16, 2011, Renee Rouillier said…

Thanks Tom, its always good to get a little recognition.

At 8:48am on April 2, 2011, Paul Andrew Wandless said…
Hi Tom-  Good to see your work on this site.  Looks great.
At 9:09pm on June 23, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Tom,

Just like on crafthaus, everyone and every media is welcome at Luke & Eloy - even ducks. :-)
 
 
 

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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.

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