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upcoming workshops & events:

June 22nd- July 4th
Lots O' Layers 2 week surface workshop at Penland School of Crafts!
Summer Session 3: see description and sign up here.
This workshop will explore surface-decorating processes at all stages of making, using simple forms and building layers of visual information. Pre-bisque, we’ll experiment with surface design using underglaze, slip, paper stenciling, slip trailing, incising, and screen printing with Thermofax and EZ Screens. After glaze firing we’ll continue surface development with vinyl stencils and low-temperature glaze, iron-oxide transfer decals, china-paint decals, etc. You’ll expand your visual vocabulary and create dynamic, complex surfaces. We’ll work with cone 6 porcelain in oxidation, but these methods are applicable to all types of clays and temperatures. All levels, although some throwing experience will be helpful. Code 03CA

2014 Fall Semester(Sept 7 - Dec 15, 2014)
I'll be a visiting artist for WVU Fall China Ceramics Program at the Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen.
Sign up to join this amazing trip. Trip itinerary and details here.
hey students, this trip counts for 12 credit hours (undergrad or graduate).

Meredith Host was born and raised in Detroit Rock City and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Kansas City Art Institute in 2001. Meredith has spent time at numerous ceramic residencies including The School for American Crafts at RIT in Rochester, NY, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME, and Dresdner Porzellan Manufactory in Dresden, Germany. At Watershed, Meredith was the 2005 Salad Days Artist where she designed and produced 500 salad plates for their annual fundraiser. In 2008, she completed her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from The Ohio State University. In 2011, Meredith was named one of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Emerging Artists as well as one of the Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artists. Meredith lives in Kansas City, MO where she is a full time studio potter & also works on her foldedpigs commercial line. She feels really awkward writing in the 3rd person.

fun facts:
I am a self-proclaimed horror dork and root beer connoisseur.
I will destroy you in a game of air hockey and/or Dr. Mario.
I love candy. a whole lot. especially the small red swedish fish.
I play roller derby with the Kansas City Roller Warriors : Hayley Vomit #76 : retired as of 2010. Boo Hiss!
You can call me vomit and I will respond.
I have a massive collection of patterned knee socks and taxidermy shoulder mounts.
I have a cute little pig-like french bulldog named Olive & one day I will have a pet pot belly pig named Pickles.
Person I'd like to meet: CM Punk

Blair Schulman wrote my bio for the KC Artist Link website.