Conservation in the Classroom
April 30, 2021

Off the Wall

Learning. Evolving. Creating in clay. A three-dimensional artwork exhibit showcasing sculpture, pottery, and functional forms . . . but with a twist on talent. This is all about students, taught by professional artists Sheri Farbstein and Maxine Uttal, exhibiting their talent and creativity in clay that wasn’t apparent before attending classes. “It’s not just about learning clay creation, designs, forms and glazes”, said Joyce Schlosser, one of Sheri’s students, but also it’s the fun of seeing something from nothing take shape from week to week”.

Nancy MacKenzie, who joined Studio Max in 2010, said “This is where the magic happens”. Both teachers will have some of their work on display, but the day belongs to the students, exhibiting their achievements in clay for the first time. All items will be for sale.

Sheri Farbstein students: Marie Barbaro, Jan Bender, Maury Fradkin, Chris Hall, Angela Misthal, Joyce Schlosser, Martha Yerington.

Maxine Uttal students: Sally Lawson-Bailey, Lynda Hawley, Mary Kennedy, Nancy MacKenzie, Carrie Maglich, Rebecca Morris, Jackie Pierce, Tru Dee Bamberg.

Opening reception: August 26th - 5-7 PM
August 26 - October 17th

Off the Wall

Learning. Evolving. Creating in clay. A three-dimensional artwork exhibit showcasing sculpture, pottery, and functional forms . . . but with a twist on talent. This is all about students, taught by professional artists Sheri Farbstein and Maxine Uttal, exhibiting their talent and creativity in clay that wasn’t apparent before attending classes. “It’s not just about learning clay creation, designs, forms and glazes”, said Joyce Schlosser, one of Sheri’s students, but also it’s the fun of seeing something from nothing take shape from week to week”.

Nancy MacKenzie, who joined Studio Max in 2010, said “This is where the magic happens”. Both teachers will have some of their work on display, but the day belongs to the students, exhibiting their achievements in clay for the first time. All items will be for sale. Nancy MacKenzie, who joined Studio Max in 2010, said “This is where the magic happens”. Both teachers will have some of their work on display, but the day belongs to the students, exhibiting their achievements in clay for the first time. All items will be for sale.

Sheri Farbstein students: Marie Barbaro, Jan Bender, Maury Fradkin, Chris Hall, Angela Misthal, Joyce Schlosser, Martha Yerington.

Maxine Uttal students: Sally Lawson-Bailey, Lynda Hawley, Mary Kennedy, Nancy MacKenzie, Carrie Maglich, Rebecca Morris, Jackie Pierce, Tru Dee Bamberg.

Opening reception: August 26th - 5-7 PM
August 26 - October 17th

MAXINE
UTTAL

comes from New York and received her fine arts education at the Tyler School of Fine Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and the Art Students’ League in NYC. She moved to Hilton Head Island in 2001 and was inspired to begin sculpting in ceramic clay.

Maxine holds ceramic workshops in her studio and exhibits at Hilton Head Art Galleries. Pieces of her work have won awards, are owned by individuals and businesses around the country and have been selected for display in numerous juried competitions around the country.

MAXINE
UTTAL

comes from New York and received her fine arts education at the Tyler School of Fine Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and the Art Students’ League in NYC. She moved to Hilton Head Island in 2001 and was inspired to begin sculpting in ceramic clay.

Maxine holds ceramic workshops in her studio and exhibits at Hilton Head Art Galleries. Pieces of her work have won awards, are owned by individuals and businesses around the country and have been selected for display in numerous juried competitions around the country.

SHERI
FARBSTEIN

Sheri found her two loves in her senior year at Carnegie Mellon University . . . ceramic sculpture and her husband. She immersed herself in ceramics right away; marriage seven months later.

Now, two children. three dogs and two husbands later (she is now back with Number One) – and after 61 individual and group art shows, winning dozens of awards (including Best of Show at Spoleto) – she still produces the most extraordinary hand-built “wow” ceramic expressions (all types of table top, large and wall sculptures, outdoor fountains, fireplaces, teapots, kimonos and guardian angels).

Sheri is a founder of the Fine Arts Craft Guild of Hilton Head and an exhibiting artist and former board member of the Art League of Coastal Carolina. Her work is displayed in art galleries, bank lobbies, private and corporate collections, museums and homes across the Eastern U.S. She works from her home studio, along with her six kilns and one dog (husband and cars relegated to outside).

“My work is always evolving, even as I create a piece” Sheri says. “Try new ways of doing and thinking and you will always have something interesting to say”. Asked to best describe her works, she says “Brain waves . . . just like water, always moving, the waves go on forever, carrying my ideas”.

SHERI
FARBSTEIN

Sheri found her two loves in her senior year at Carnegie Mellon University . . . ceramic sculpture and her husband. She immersed herself in ceramics right away; marriage seven months later.

Now, two children. three dogs and two husbands later (she is now back with Number One) – and after 61 individual and group art shows, winning dozens of awards (including Best of Show at Spoleto) – she still produces the most extraordinary hand-built “wow” ceramic expressions (all types of table top, large and wall sculptures, outdoor fountains, fireplaces, teapots, kimonos and guardian angels).

Sheri is a founder of the Fine Arts Craft Guild of Hilton Head and an exhibiting artist and former board member of the Art League of Coastal Carolina. Her work is displayed in art galleries, bank lobbies, private and corporate collections, museums and homes across the Eastern U.S. She works from her home studio, along with her six kilns and one dog (husband and cars relegated to outside).

“My work is always evolving, even as I create a piece” Sheri says. “Try new ways of doing and thinking and you will always have something interesting to say”. Asked to best describe her works, she says “Brain waves . . . just like water, always moving, the waves go on forever, carrying my ideas”.

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