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Potters Tour - Oct 19 - 20, 2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Little Mahoning Creek Pottery
Guest Potter: Kyle Houser
87 Clarion St.
Smicksburg, PA 16256


Guest Potter: Kyle Houser

Artist Bio:

Kyle Houser’s ceramic work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals throughout the United States. He is part of private and public collections across the U.S. and in Norway, Australia and Croatia. He has participated in residencies focusing on community-based ceramic studios as well as those focusing on his own personal work.  Currently Mr. Houser splits his studio time between creating utilitarian pottery and object based sculptural works. Multiple firings and nontraditional surface treatments along with layered graphic imagery are a common thread in both series of works. The surfaces of the work often features a collision of information based on digital fragments and ephemera that populate and clutter our daily lives

Mr. Houser worked as an adjunct professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania teaching art history, art education and beginning ceramics from 2008 -20012. He also served as the Gallery Director for IUP’s department of art, where he coordinated all events related to the gallery as well as curated exhibitions. Prior to attending graduate school, Kyle taught Fine Art and Graphics at the secondary level for nine years. Also, during the summers of 2008-2010, Kyle served as the Kilnmaster and Ceramics Studio Manager for The Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art in Chautauqua, New York. Currently, Kyle works as Artist in Residence for Stray Cat Studios in Beaver Falls, PA. where he teaches private and group lessons along with making his own work. As of this summer, Mr. Houser taught ceramics part time for Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and he will also be teaching there this Fall.

Kyle Houser received a Bachelor of Science degree in studio art from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Art degree specializing in ceramics with a minor in drawing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Beaver Falls, PA. where he drinks a lot of coffee and works full time as an exhibiting artist.

Kyle also has work on his Etsy site: khouser.etsy.com and at: kylehouser.blogspot.com

Below are some samples of his work.


 

jar

duh

plate

 

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