Visiting Artist Series Welcomes Kelly Cox

Published: June 16, 2022

Join College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Visiting Artist Series in welcoming artist, Kelly Cox, to the Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB) Wednesday, June 22, for a lecture and workshop.

Cox received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from University of Montana and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from Boise State University. She has taught ceramics, drawing, and other art courses at Boise State, College of Idaho, and the City of Boise art program.

Cox has exhibited her pottery, sculpture, and installations nationally at Blue Line Arts, NCECA, CCACA, Ming Studios, The Atlanta School, Surel's Place, Treefort, College of Idaho, The Clay Collective, Wildfire Ceramics Gallery, Carnegie Crossroads Art Center, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Pottery Northwest, Bradley University Galleries, and The University of Tulsa Oklahoma. Her work is about personal and social mythologies, collaboration, labor, and love. Through her collaborative studio practice with her partner, she seeks to reframe family identity as hybrid, fluid, and creative as opposed to gendered, individualistic, and hierarchical.

Join Cox face-to-face or online, via Zoom, as she discusses her ceramic sculpture and its progression over the last 10 years.

Wednesday, June 22
1 – 3 p.m.
NCAB, Room 206

Meeting ID: 92039356705
Passcode: 161462

In addition to her lecture, Cox will be facilitating a clay hand-building and botanical drawing demonstration covering basic strategies for transforming two-dimensional images into three dimensions, techniques for hand-building hollow forms, and a discussion of how to make and apply stencils for use with glaze or paint to create botanical and other painterly surfaces. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have a painted air-dry modeling project completed.

Participants joining via Zoom will need to have the following items on-hand:

  • air-dry clay (Crayola brand preferred)
  • a piece of butcher paper and/or a wooden board
  • assorted modeling tools
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • scratch paper
  • acrylic paint
  • assortment of paint brushes

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.

Contact Brenda Fisher at with questions or to learn more.

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