Throw and Tell with Mark Rigsby
Join us for a FREE community outreach event! Mark will demonstrate thrown jugs and vessels on the pottery wheel, and we will also view a slideshow of his work.
Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Place: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Ceramics Studio
Level: All ages welcome!
Class Limit: 20
Watch for Mark on the WLOX 4:00 show following his Throw and Tell Demo!
Mark Rigsby is currently an Associate Professor and the Gallery Director at USM in Hattiesburg, MS. Mark earned his BFA from Auburn University in 1991 and his MFA from The University of Alabama in 1997.
From 1997 to 2002, Rigsby was the resident potter at Kentucky Art Center, a non-profit art organization in Northport, AL. There he produced wheel thrown and hand constructed utilitarian pottery and sculptural ceramics, and taught community pottery classes to adults and children.
While at Kentucky, Rigsby developed and conducted workshops for several visual arts community outreach programs. One of the most popular workshops he developed was Face Jugs for Little Folks. While not a folk potter or traditional face jug maker himself, Rigsby felt that the face jug workshop would serve as a perfect way to teach people about the art of traditional folk pottery, through a fun hands-on pottery experience. Over the years he has conducted face jug workshops with hundreds of children and adults.