Innovative UA Ceramicist Featured in Podcast, Exhibition

A new podcast, Trade Secret, featuring Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald and two more artists discussing innovations in ceramics, premiers at the end of August. In an episode titled “The Medium,” hosted by artist Adam Chau, MacDonald and artist and educator Jennifer Ling Datchuk discuss the practice of using interdisciplinary strategies for making art with a primary focus on clay. Trade Secret is part of the Brickyard Podcast Network sponsored by the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts. Here’s a direct link to the podcast.

Wade MacDonald, “Dark Cloud No. 2” with “Homage to Midnight,” installation at Jules Collin Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, Ala.

At the Clay Center of New Orleans, MacDonald recently proposed and juried a show of fourteen ceramicists who work with clay in new, innovative ways. MacDonald himself has been pushing the boundaries of the medium of clay since grad school. You can see his work in the October issue of Ceramics Monthly, and in a solo exhibition will travel to Moon Gallery at Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia, in September. It was on display at the Jules Collin Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University throughout the summer.

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