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Mark Arnold & Didem Mert Artist Talk & Demo!...and HALLOWEEN PARTY!

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Clay By The Bay

1616 Pacific Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94109

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Join us for a night of ceramics and community! We are so excited to host Mark Arnold and Didem Mert for a workshop and artist talk. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE to the community!

HALLOWEEN PARTY after the talk from 9 PM - MIDNIGHT! Dress up in a clay/ceramics related costume to win one of three categories: Most Unique, Most Hillarious, and Best Overall Costume for a One-Month Membership at Clay By The Bay!

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Didem Mert was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. She received her BFA (ceramics) from Northern Kentucky University in 2014 and MFA (ceramics) from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Mert has exhibited nationally in places such as The Clay Studio, Companion Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, AKAR, The Erie Art Museum, and over forty other venues. Her work was published in Ceramics Monthly's 2014 Undergraduate Showcase. She was awarded a first prize grant through the Three Arts Foundation in 2014. She was featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated's January/February 2016 issue. Mert was included on C File's list of 15 Potters to Watch in 2016. She was also featured on Architectural Digest's 10 Ceramic Artists Giving Pottery A Modern Update. Mert will be leading a residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts during the summer of 2017. Didem is currently an instructor at Queen City Clay and Baker-Hunt and Cultural Center and is a studio artist living in Cincinnati. Didem is in residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the summer of 2018.

Artist Bio: Mark Arnold is a studio potter living and working in Elizabeth City, NC. Mark was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and began taking ceramic classes at a community college, shortly after he transferred to Edinboro University where he received his B.F.A in ceramics. In the spring of 2017 Mark received his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Mark's work is represented by multiple galleries around the country and was recently named one of Ceramics Monthly's 2018 Emerging Artists.

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