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Volume 24, Number 8 — August 2017

ETSU professor's work appears in two magazines

Lindsey Rogers' black and white ceramic pieces were featured in Martha Stewart Living.
Lindsey Rogers' black and white ceramic pieces were featured in Martha Stewart Living.

August 31, 2016

East Tennessee State University's Lindsay Rogers has had her work featured in two magazines this summer.

Rogers' ceramic pieces were featured in the August issue of Martha Stewart Living in a piece titled "Opposites Attract."

In addition, she authored an article, "The Collaborative Plate," in which she described her creative plate-making process, for the July/August issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, which also features her work on the cover. The article is part of a recurring segment called "In the Potter's Kitchen."

"Of all the objects in the contemporary domestic tablescape, the plate is the most direct, and sometimes literal, framework for the food we eat," Rogers said. "Because of this, I see it as one of the prime spaces for ephemeral, visual collaboration between vessel and meal. I often design the form and surface of my pieces with this pottery-food collaboration in mind.

"I am absolutely honored to be included in Martha Stewart Living and Pottery Making Illustrated," Rogers continued. "Over the years, both publications have played an important role in my life as a maker of, and advocate for, handmade ceramic vessels and thoughtfully prepared meals. This connection makes the feature of my work all the more touching."

Rogers noted that the home decorating editor of Martha Stewart Living contacted her through her website this spring about a series of plates she had created for a dinnerware event at the Bull and Beggar restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina. "The story was on black and white home décor, and the high-contrast decoration in this series of work was a good fit," she said.

Rogers is a new assistant professor of ceramics at ETSU after teaching as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design during the 2015-16 academic year. During her time at ETSU, she has worked on renovations to the department's ceramics facility, as well as development of new courses and curriculum.

Before coming to ETSU, Rogers, who has worked in clay since 2002, earned her master of fine arts degree in ceramics from the University of Florida in 2013 after completing artist residencies in Burnsville, North Carolina, and Natchez, Mississippi.

For more information, visit the artist's website, www.lindsayrogersceramics.com.

Topics: Achievements, Art