Hadi Abbas Wood-Fired Ceramics Exhibit is at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Humanities & Fine Arts Department. The wood-fired ceramic artwork of University of Central Florida Professor Hadi Abbas illustrates the complexity and uniqueness of the oldest method of firing clay.
The SPC Wood-Fired Ceramics Exhibit featuring his work is open from Aug. 20 – Sept. 26 at the Crossroads Gallery at the SPC Clearwater Campus, 2464 Drew St.
Since 1990, Abbas has been a professor within the UCF Art Department. He specializes in Ceramics and Sculpture. Professor Abbas teaches beginning and advanced ceramics. Prior to working at UCF, he taught at Wichita State University and worked as a production manager for Fredrick Pottery, in Louisville, Ky. He worked as a ceramic consultant to an art studio in Louisville, Ky, and has also conducted workshops and lectures in his field.
Abbas is well known for his extensive knowledge of glaze technology. He is an inventor of several prototype pieces of equipment related to his area of specialization. He was the recipient of Delano Magtgard Jr.’s Grant in Wichita, Kan., and has exhibited his work on an national level.
Wood-Fired Ceramics event
The SPC Crossroads Gallery event featuring Hasi Abbas Wood-Fired Ceramics is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, there will be a gallery reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments and light fare will be served. All are welcome to see the unique textures and glazing that occurs from clay heated in wood-fired ovens.
Free workshop 9-13-2018
On Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. come to Room 132 at the Crossroads building where there will be a free workshop with Abbas. During the workshop he will show techniques on plaster mold-making for ceramics. This technique allows an artist to repeat a difficult form for multiple ceramic items.