Gleason featured at TPS Art, Wine &Cheese September 15

Published 3:34 pm Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ann Gleason, clay artist, will be giving a demonstration of hand building and carving for the Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS) Art, Wine & Cheese program on Wednesday, September 15, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, located at 34 Melrose Avenue in Tryon, from 4 to 6 p.m. It is free for all TPS members and there is a small fee for non-members.

Gleason has a M.F.A. from University of Utah and a B.A. with a major in art studio from State University of N.Y. with a teaching certification.

Gleason presently teaches at Greenville Technical College in Greer, S.C., in the visual arts program and offers curriculum classes Ceramics I and II and two continuing education classes per term. She is also a teaching instructor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. Gleason has in the past taught at the Spartanburg Museum and Converse College in Spartanburg.

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She was part of the Upstairs Artspaces exhibit and studio tour in July and shows at numerous galleries in Asheville, Blowing Rock, Duck and Waynesville, N.C., plus in Tennessee, South Carolina and Washington, D.C.

Gleasons publications and citations include: 2010s Figurative Works: Ceramics for Beginners by Linda Koop, 2006s 500 Animals in Clay, Lark Books and an article, Leah Leitsons Altered Porcelain, in the July/August 2004 Ceramics Monthly Magazine.

Gleason will be holding a workshop for TPS on Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25. Contact Christine Mariotti at 828-859-8392 to sign up.

To view Gleasons work visit under members web pages under clay and under Greer visual arts faculty.