In this new episode of Casita Confessions, Chris Gustin and Garth Clark go deep about Bob Turner, the pros and cons of graduate school, working in academia as an artist, the process of jail breaking ceramics from the craft world, and much more.
“You can look at work, and you can see it, and you can think you understand it. And you’re still learning from it. That always stuck with me: that the content of a ceramic form has different layers of entrance, and you get into one, and years go by, and your mind expands for it because you’re living. Then there’s another door and you see something you never saw before.” ––Chris Gustin
Casita Confessions: Chris Gustin and Garth Clark
Chris Gustin was surrounded by ceramics at an early age. Growing up in Los Angeles, CA, his family had partial ownership of several commercial white-ware ceramics manufacturing companies. It all unfolded from there.
After twenty years of teaching ceramics at Parson’s School of Design, Boston University, University of Massachusetts, and countless other workshop scenarios and craft departments, Gustin retired from academia in the summer of 1999 to devote full time and energies to his studio practice and my tile production company.
Gustin and Peg Griggs, George Mason and Lynn Duryea founded the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Newcastle, Maine.
Stay tuned for more episodes this week!