From the complex, tessellating patterns of the Middle East, to commemorative placards, tiles have been used for decoration for centuries, with some of the earliest known examples originating from Ancient Egypt. Join ceramic artist Bryan Treakle to learn how to use plaster molds and underglaze to make your own decorative tile.
Bryan Treakle obtained his BFA from Old Dominion University, with a focus in ceramics and metalworking. During his studies at ODU, Bryan was awarded the Daniel E. Frank Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Blacksmithing and Metalwork and the Barbara M. Gorlinsky Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship from the ODU Art Department, and the Lucy C. Morgan Scholarship from Penland School of Craft. Since receiving his degree, Bryan has worked with d’Art Center and 757 Makers Space in Norfolk, VA, teaching ceramics workshops and exploring what it means to be a functioning artist in a COVID world.
2020, ODU; Bachelors of Fine Arts, concentration in Ceramics and Metalsmithing
2016 - 2019: Studio Assistant for ODU ceramic, metalsmithing, blacksmithing, and letterpress studios.
2018, Second place award in Virginia Beach Art Institute exhibition, "Artist Who Serve"
2018, Penland School of Craft, glass blowing workshop, Studio Assistant
2017, Penland School of Craft, ceramic workshop, Studio Assistant
2016, Penland School of Craft, a bookbinding workshop, Studio Assistant