Solange Knowles is doing something dope for Black History Month.
As reported on a news source, the singer launched a Brooklyn-based ceramics residency. Hyper Allergic notes the program will run for one month and “promotes the spatial sensibilities and creative innovation of Black and Brown women practicing ceramic art.”
Solange has a program called Saint Heron, an online community and studio. Under Saint Heron, four artists will participate in their month-long Ceramics Residency in New York City. In a statement, Solange said,
“We honor the work of these craftswomen by foregrounding the process of making, and contextualizing the ancestral landscape of ceramic artistry beyond traditional exhibition environments.” She continued, “Together we’ll continue to ground the intimate, ritualistic practice of ceramics through a series of workshops and the Saint Heron residency to spotlight the journey of these important objects over time.”
The residency takes place at Clayworks on Columbia, a pottery studio in Brooklyn. According to the report, participants will be mentored by ceramicists Tracie Hervy and Anina Major and provided studio space, supplies, and a production team.
In addition, the residency will involve a workshop series, and each artist will produce works exhibited and sold through Saint Heron’s online Small Matter gallery and boutique, according to the report.
Four BIPOC women artists—Armina Howada Mussa, Lalese Stamps, Dina Nur Satti, and Kenya Cree—will work under seasoned mentors to preserve vital connections to the African-originating practice of forming vessels out of mud and clay.https://t.co/tzoK1kJyWE
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