Visiting Artist, Julia Haft Candell

Julia Haft-Candell received her MFA from the CSU Long Beach ceramic's program in 2010, under the tutelage of Kristen Morgin and Tony Marsh. Candell has an approach to clay that is once highly sculptural while challenging the delicacy of the ceramic medium. Her sculptures are physical records of their making, and a reflection of their own history. Using small components to build larger forms, the artist continually invents, reassesses and makes endless decisions about how the work takes shape. Ultimately the goal is to form a composition that most effectively speaks to the ambiguity of perception and the complexity of being.

Using forms inspired by nature and the body, as well as ideas derived from quick doodles and sketches, she focuses on the space in between two contrasting concepts as a metaphor for her experience as a human being. In Haft-Candell’s words “I express contradictions. I seek the intersection of the conscious and subconscious, construction and destruction, fast and slow, serious and funny, hard and soft."

Demonstration: Thursday, April 24 at 9:00 am in Ceramics

Lecture: Thursday, April 24 at 5:30 pm in Room 213 of Fine Arts

The event is free to current University of Arkansas Fayetteville students as supported by the Associated Student Government through the Office of Student Activies and funded by the Student Activities Fee. For questions please contact the Associated Student Government at 479/575-5205