Scott McClellan will present, "Rest and Silence" which features ceramic artwork in a solo exhibition in the PUB Gallery of Art.
Exhibition Dates: 11/5/19-12/5/19
Artist Talk, Studium Generale: 12/5/19, 12:30pm, Little Theater
Artist Reception will follow the Studium Generale Presentation in the PUB Gallery of Art
Scott McClellan is currently a Peninsula College Artist in Residence.
Missoula ceramic artist Scott McClellan, who is currently serving as Peninsula College’s Artist in Residence, will have his ceramic work featured in a solo exhibition entitled “Rest and Silence” in the PUB Gallery of Art, November 5 through December 5, 2019. McClellan will also host an artist talk and reception on December 5 in the Little Theater, as part of the Studium Generale lecture series.
“I am inherently drawn to flaws because they are relatable,” McClellan said. “The wise can recognize their flaw and still accept themselves as works-in-progress. This is why my objects have irregular contours and are slightly misshapen. These objects become timeless in what they communicate,” McClellan said.
Born in Brigham City, Utah, McClellan first found ceramics at Box Elder High learning from Lee Burningham. He continued ceramics in college at Utah State University where he studied under John Neely and Dan Murphy, where he found a connection to wood firing. After graduating with a BFA in ceramics, he moved to Edinboro, PA to work as a ceramics studio technician at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Lee Rexrode and Chuck Johnson. While there, he developed multiple clay bodies for soda and wood firing.
McClellan then moved on to work as a resident artist at Taos Clay in Taos, New Mexico. There he continued his research of firing wood kilns in differing atmospheres. He also took on the responsibilities of a studio technician, gallery attendant, ceramics instructor, and show curator.
After his residency, he moved to Columbia, Missouri to study under Bede Clarke and Joe Pintz in pursuit of his Masters of Fine Art. At Mizzou, he experimented with a variety of technical processes, primarily focusing on wheel thrown pottery and hand built sculpture. He fired his work in a variety of different wood kilns researching multiple firing patterns.
After receiving his Masters in Fine Arts, McClellan worked as the wood fire resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula for two years. There he developed wild clays to be used in reduction cooling, glazes, and as additions to Wollastonite clay bodies. He rebuilt the CSOM anagama and increased the efficiency to get hotter using less wood and time.
For more information contact Michael Paul Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.