The challenge of packing and shipping work is one that all artists artists face, but none more than ceramic artists. If the fragile fired pieces don’t arrive at their destination in the same number of pieces as they left their origin, it can be a very costly process to replace the work, not to mention the expense of your time to deal with a shipping damage claim. Equally as costly can be the packing materials needed to ensure safety. Further, the way an artist packages their works of art for shipping can directly represent how their art is received professionally at multiple levels. Join Mike Rand, Jill Foote-Hutton and Noah Hylek at this joint lecture, which will present different packaging and crating systems from museum standard methods of thinking for all levels of ceramic artists.
From 2010-14 Jill Foote-Hutton was the Curator of Exhibitions at Red Lodge Clay Center. She coordinated a large commercial gallery and presented twelve annual exhibitions. Now she is engulfed in a world called Whistlepig Studio, crafting narratives and creatures to populate them, chronicling contemporary craft, and facilitating interactive creative experiences.
Noah Hyleck is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. The past ten years he has supported his drawing and painting by working in the art industry as a freelance installer, packer and driver. Currently he is building and packing crates for Workshop Fine Art.
Mike Rand (seen in the video below) is a Ceramic/Mixed Media artist from Carbondale, Colorado. He has worked with ceramics his entire life primarily in sculptural wood fired ceramics and exhibits national. Mike is museum standard trained in fine arts installation, packaging, and crating. His company Hanging Lake Fine Art in Glenwood Springs, Colorado provides services for Western Colorado.