Moi Dugan Art Display
February 8, 2018
To highlight GCC’s faculty creativity, the library is pleased to host an exhibit of Professor Moi Dugan’s ceramic art entitled “Finding Trillium” in the library Media Room.
Ceramics by Moi Dugan
As kids, we spent hours exploring the Honeoye woods that surrounded the cabin our Grandfather built. Part of learning respect for the environment was being able to identify endangered wildlife and plants. Though trillium have since been downgraded to an “exploitably vulnerable” species in New York State, they are still an elusive find. I now live in the woods and this work is a celebration of my annual spring quest. It’s nearly here!
About the process:
This series was wheel thrown with hand-built additions, alterations and pulled handles. The designs have been painted onto the wet clay with colored slip and etched with sgraffito to reveal the clay underneath. This technique adds both dimension and texture to the surface. The trillium pattern, birds, plants and trees illustrated on these pots have been inspired by the woodland environment outside my home and studio.
About the artist:
Moi Dugan is Professor of Ceramics and 3-Dimensional Design at GCC where she has taught since 2006. Moi earned her MFA in Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture from RIT’s School for American Crafts and was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011. Previously, she was Professor of Ceramics at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, Artist in Residence at The Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa.
Moi and her husband live above Ellison Park in Rochester where they have carried on the Dugan family legacy of tromping through the woods with their three children.
Moi Dugan teaches ART123 Ceramics I, ART124 Ceramics 2, and ART127 3-d Design