Tom Supensky
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How often have we been talking about ceramics and realize that at times someone called a clay object by the wrong name.  Example:  Clay sculpture is not pottery.  Also, there are times when clay sculpture is called a craft.  I thought clay sculpture was an art.  We mix terms to the point where there may be misunderstandings.  When a clay object has utilitarian aspects, is it pottery?  Some people make clay objects that are based on a functional piece of ceramics, but the main objective is to…See More
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Makers, Metalsmiths, and other Monikers.What do you call yourself? Where do you belong in the Polarized Convocation of Jewelers?This blog is a research-based discussion of personal inclusions in the Jewelry/Metals field and the titles and boundaries that define us as artists.See More
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Don Frith

"Hi Don...Good to see you are still making amazing clay work.  Hope to see you in Providence at NCECA this March.  Cheers, Tom"
Nov 14, 2014
Tom Supensky commented on Mark Fenn - Studiofenn's group Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One
"Narrative can have a very wide definition.  I think my work is narrative in that I try to express some form of communication with my clay sculptures.  How can I get my work in the January show?Cheers, Tom www.tomsupensky.com"
Oct 24, 2014
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Coming up from the south

Jewelery works from emerging artists from Australia. Curated by Melissa Cameron.See More
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Tales From the Tool Box - Chapter One

Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibitionThis exhibition is a showcase for narrative work, with over 234 images it was decided that the exhibition would be in two parts with chapter two being on-line in January 2015I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition. Image left: Dauvit AlexanderTitle - "Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch" Image Credit: Photography by Andrew Neilson, Neilson Photography. See More
Oct 24, 2014

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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.
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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 6:23pm 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 9:07am 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 7:39pm 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 7:23pm 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 11:57am 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 5:23pm 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 12:15pm 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. :)
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At 10:40pm 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 11:35pm on February 28, 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 7:42am 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 5:51pm on September 16, 2011, Renee Rouillier said…

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

At 7:48am on April 2, 2011, Paul Andrew Wandless said…
Hi Tom-  Good to see your work on this site.  Looks great.
At 8:09pm 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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