Scott Day - Ceramics
"Most recently, my works in clay are developed from my experiences in Art over the last 30 years. Now is the time in my life where 30 years of art experiences are developing through an early favorite medium. Current design ideas in clay stem from observations while travelling abroad, interest in industrial materials and design, and inspiration from contemporary Japanese ceramics and Raku firing techniques. Many of the forms I create are reminiscent of vessels from the past, while the variation of color in the glaze makes a strong connection back to nature with the variety of color and texture on the pot surface. I also have a strong interest in combining natural found objects, as well as, industrial metal into my clay pieces.
During my travels to Japan, Vietnam, and South Korea I was fascinated with the use and beauty of tea bowls. The variety of shapes, surface texture, and glazing are different from one region to the next. The connection between a person and the tea bowl in one’s hand is very meaningful. It elicits a feeling of relaxation and calm.
My formal training includes a B.A. in Art Education from Eastern Illinois University, an M.A. in Art Education and an Ed. D. in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."
SAA Collective Gallery
420 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Located in the H.D. Smith Gallery
In the Hoogland Center for the Arts
Tuesday - Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday - Saturday NOON - 7 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM