Dirt x Digital Exhibit in the Lee Gallery

August 26, 2019

A Southern Survey in Clay

August 26 – October 17, 2019

Dirt x Digital: A Southern Survey in Clay August 26 – October 17 in the Lee Gallery on the Clemson campus. Dirt x Digital showcases educators who integrate new technologies with traditional media in both their creative research and classrooms. The exhibition was curated by Valerie Zimany, Department of Art Chairperson.

Zimany writes “The application of digital tools and manufacturing technologies in ceramic art represents an exciting evolution of the field. An increasing array of digital practices such as CNC milling, laser cutting, 3D printing and scanning are invigorating both sculptural and functional artwork. The inclusive and engaged environment of Clemson’s research campus represents an important connection to expose more students, and by extension, a larger community, to how new technologies are being used for creative purposes within the context of ceramic art and education.”

This exhibition is supported in part by Clemson University’s CU SEED faculty research program of the Office of the Vice President of Research.

Participating Artists

A dark gray faceted ceramic vase form.

Jeff Campana


Two white ceramic pepper like forms nestled in an aluminum basket form of wire and leaves and twisted handle.

Anna Callouri Holcombe

Piante 59”

8 digitally printed flat wall sculptures of different colors and textures.

Taekyeom Lee

“collaboration with gravity”

A series of 15 ceramic knots on a grid on a wall with varying values of gray vinyl shadows beind them on the wall.

Shalya Marsh

Vestigial Remnants

Ceramics and wood sculpture with one pink form, two shiny white forms and a white textured form on wooden platforms.

Wade MacDonald

“Forgettable Home 3”

A ceramic sculpture with an orange vertical form with a handle and a blue and yellow cup form on a rectangle base.

Matt Mitros

“Mug Composition #29”

Brown rock like sculptural form with white bone like protrusions at the top suggesting a flower form.

Elaine Quave

“Anthropogenic Mountain Flower”