Val Cushing gives the second of six lectures by artists featured in the 5th Rochester Biennial. His lecture is included in Gallery admission.
Cushing is professor emeritus at Alfred's College of Ceramics, where he taught for four decades. His work is in some of the world’s most prestigious collections. "I aspire to make beautiful pottery," he writes, "some to be used and some to function visually as sculpture. My ideas come from a variety of places, but it is in nature that I find the rich colors, the dynamic textures and the harmonious forms I love."
This series is underwritten by the Sandra G. Dreyfuss Education Endowment Fund.
Pictured: Storage Jar (Acorn Series) (2004).