Visiting Artist Series: John Flores

Published: November 2, 2023

Join College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Visiting Artist Series in welcoming artist, John Flores, to the Nampa Campus Academic Building on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Wednesday, Nov. 15 for a lecture and a workshop.

Flores is a contemporary ceramic artist who lives and practices in Yucca Valley, California. He acquired his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus in Ceramics at California State University, Fullerton in 2019.

"My work revolves around a notion of sacredness that I associate with nature,” Flores said. “An interconnectedness between plants and animals, I like to believe that every living thing has a spirit. These notions are always at the core of my work, I then build off of that and I will plug in everyday innate life experiences and tell a story. Stories that deal with life, death, ephemerality, awe, wonder, love, growth, and transformation. Love the planet more."

Join us for a lecture where Flores will discuss more about his art practice, his own ceramic process, techniques, and the evolution of his artwork.

Tuesday, Nov. 14
5 – 6 p.m.

Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB), Room 206

In addition to the lecture, Flores will host a hands-on workshop where he will explore silicone caulk rubber mold making. Participants will learn how to make a two-piece silicone mold.

Materials will be provided.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
2 – 4 p.m.

Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB), Room 206

CWI’s Visiting Artist Series is made possible through a grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The lecture and workshop are both free and open to the public. For those interested in attending the workshop, please RSVP to Goran Fazil at

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