Blog Archive

June 17, 2024

Altered Books: A Practice in Art Therapy

Author: Wanda Motley Odom

Art Therapy major Valerie Ramos’s book In Bloom is an explosion of mixed media, tissue paper, newsprint, patterned craft paper, felted snippets, tinsel scalloped doilies, and stiffened netting. The book’s assemblages of multicolored pages are so full that they sit up like wings when fully open, which seems apropos as the center of the book coyly resembles a swallowtail butterfly, with puffy wings of mauve and pink and purple and blue and silver.  Read More

June 6, 2024

Tyler Ceramics Alum Named Resident Artist at The Clay Studio

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Bradford Davis (MFA '24), an alum of Tyler's Ceramics program, will join The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, one of the nation's oldest and most respected centers for ceramics, as a Resident Artist this fall. The residency program offers the top emerging ceramic talent in the U.S. and abroad the space, time, and resources to develop their artwork and their professional lives.Davis is an award-winning multimedia artist who uses ceramics to express his emotions and responses to his traumas and life experiences. As a retired Army Artillery Officer, his journey of healing feeds his creative research.  Read More

June 4, 2024

Adjunct Professor Judith Schaechter Featured in WHYY News

Author: Alina Ladyzhensky

Tyler Glass Adjunct Professor Judith Schaechter was recently profiled by WHYY News about her role as the current artist-in-residence at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, which explores the biological basis of aesthetic experiences. Schaechter's residency project is a stained-glass dome that speaks to the concept of biophilia— the human tendency to seek deep connections with nature. Read more. Image: Judith Schaechter and her biophilic dome project in progress. Photo credit: Kimberly Paynter/WHYY Read More