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Pottery demo at Columbus Library set for Feb. 26

 

Special to The Dispatch

 

 

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will host a pottery demonstration by local artist Stephen Phillips on Tuesday, Feb. 26 starting at 12:30 p.m.  

 

During the demonstration, Phillips will have his pottery wheel and will be creating new pieces just for this event. Visitors can watch and inquire about his work. He will also have pieces available for sale. 

 

Phillips said, "I am influenced by both Native American and African pottery. I love the geometrical shapes and the forms produced by both cultures." 

 

In his recent work, he uses underglazes as the base color and gloss glazes to give a differentiation between the textures and appearances provided by both glazes. He then uses electrical tape to create patterns and geometrical shapes.  

 

Phillips was raised in Crawford and graduated from East Oktibbeha County High School in 2006. He received his Associate of Arts degree from East Mississippi Community College in 2008 where he learned the fundamental skills of throwing and handbuilding in ceramics. While receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Mississippi University for Women, Phillips won first place in the 2011 Mississippi Collegiate Show for the category of ceramics. 

 

In 2015, Phillips established Stephen's Potter House Productions, a small studio space located in Crawford. His work has been displayed and sold in the MUW Eugenia Summer Art Gallery, the Rosenzweig Arts Center, the R.E. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center, and the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi. He currently has work displayed at EMCC in their permanent collection located in Scooba. 

 

Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public. 

 

For more information, contact Wil'Lani Turner at 662-329-5300.

 

 

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