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Sculpting Earth and Sea: A Studio Visit with Joe Skoby

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 11:00 am–12:30 pm

Art After Hours at the Benton Museum of Art, Department of History at Pomona College and the Hive present a 2-part event.

Join us on Tuesday, March 16th for a virtual visit to the studio of Joe Skoby, a Southern California ceramicist inspired by the nature of his native state. Skoby’s ceramics recall his intimate dance with the ocean as a lifelong surfer, a pure form of self-expression that disappears after each wave. Finding inspiration in traditional Japanese craft and the concept of wabi sabi, Skoby’s ceramics embody an aesthetic principle where roughness, imperfections, and impermanence become the birthplace of unique beauty.

This virtual studio visit offers a window into the process of his craft of hand-thrown and carved vessels.

Register for Part 1 happening on Tuesday, March 16th, 11 a.m. FMI:

Join for the 2nd part of this event—"Getting Your Hands Dirty: An Introduction to Clay on Thursday, March 18th, 11 a.m. where you will craft your own unique piece! Register for Part 2. FMI: