From August 17 through September 18, multimedia artist Kristin Müller opens the Romano Gallery season with an exhibit exploring the natural world titled “Interpretation and Iteration: An Exploration of Ideas and Visual Language in Clay and on Paper.” Using a selection of wood-fired ceramic vessels, clay mono prints and prints on paper, the artist draws from different interpretations of the natural world, wabi-cha aesthetics, gesture and surface design.
Ms. Müller describes her artistic process as “sometimes deliberate,” but she says, “My most productive moments are those in which I let go and immerse myself in the process of making. On these occasions, stream-of-consciousness thoughts are channeled through my hands and onto the material of choice.” Describing herself as restless by nature, the artist allows impressions to flow through her work stemming from the visual, experiential, physical and subliminal.
The Executive Director of Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey, and an adjunct professor for the graduate ceramics program at Hood College, Ms. Müller currently divides her time between working with the next generation of artists and creating at her studio in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. She is the author of “The Potter’s Studio Handbook: A Start to Finish Guide to Hand-built and Wheel-Thrown Ceramics,” which reviewers acclaim as an essential pottery manual and has been translated into Dutch and Swedish since its 2007 publication. More recently, Ms. Müller co-authored "Making Good: An Inspirational Guide to Being an Artist Craftsman," which was published by Schiffer Books in April 2017.
Ms. Müller will join the Blair community for an artist’s talk on September 16, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Romano Gallery. This opportunity for the artist to discuss her work, process and influences is open to the public and provides a terrific opportunity for Blair students to learn more about the creative process.