CERAMICIST | TEACHER
Chris Archer is a New Hampshire artist and teacher who creates functional pottery, sculptural forms, arrangements site-specific installations and events. Throughout his diverse range of delivery systems, Chris’ practice investigates the significance of material engagement as a means of critical thinking. His work often employs or references functional objects and architecture as a means to provoke creative tension between sensory and cerebral awareness.
Chris’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, earning multiple awards, and is in the collections of the San Angelo Museum of Art in San Angelo, Texas; Tokyo Geidai in Tokyo, Japan; as well as multiple private collections. His work has been published in a series of Lark Books publications and he has written for Studio Potter Magazine.
Currently Chris is fulltime BFA Faculty at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. In addition, he has taught in a myriad of venues including visiting artist residencies, workshop presentations throughout New England, and Guest Lecturer at University of New Hampshire.
Chris earned his BFA from Alfred University in 1992 and his MFA from Maine College of Art in 2008.
"Creating Form and Context on the Wheel"
One-Day Workshop : Saturday, March 15th
Get to know Chris and his work during our newest ceramics workshop at Chases -Here's a good chance to get tips to improve your throwing skills - In this one-day workshop, Chris Archer will share his creative process and diverse ceramic forms. Through demonstration and discussion, Chris will cover a wide range of wheel-throwing and altering techniques, as well as design strategies.