Visiting Artist Workshop
Make it Again: Designing & ReCreating Tables from Recycled and Found Materials
with Agnes Bourne and Sam Dowd
Nov 02 - 17 | sat + sun | 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Students source and provide their table materials with instructor guidance.
Join interior designer Agnes Bourne and visual artist Sam Dowd, with a combined artistic experience of 65+ years, to reinvent the "table" in this co-taught workshop. Students will reinterpret and plan, design and build a table out of the found materials they have collected. Get inspired in our first meeting where several historical and contemporary furniture designs will be examined and discussed. After the inspiration meeting, two weeks are provided to collect the building materials. Table designs will be built over the third weekend in November. Unique and creative joinery will be promoted and work with instructor guidance towards completion. Supplies needed to join and fabricate projects are provided.
Ceramics Studio Manager
Sam Dowd was born in Omaha, NE. Sam was introduced to art at an early age and by the seventh grade was enamored by the responsive qualities of clay and has pursued that medium to present day. He earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an MFA in ceramics from Kansas State University. Sam moved to Jackson in 2007 to manage the ceramics department. Sam has also curated several ceramics shows, bringing together a variety of local, regional and national artists. He has exhibited regionally and nationally. Sam co-owns a pottery business with his wife, Jenny, named Dowd House Studios. Its wares are sold locally and in regional art fairs. While not pursuing art, Sam enjoys whitewater kayaking in summer, cross country skiing in the winter, and watching "B" movies year-round with his wife and their cat Merlin. https://www.dowdhousestudios.com/