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Cobalt | Forrest Lesch-Middelton

February 16, 2018 • 00:30

Forrest Lesch-Middelton is a potter, tile maker, and educator living and working in Petaluma, CA. His award-winning body of work is rich in political and cultural content, featuring functional pottery and tile that “look like the products of an ancient civilization whose people proudly insisted on being buried with their dishware.” (The New York Times

From ceramic bowls to cell phones, cobalt plays an important commercial role across the globe. Join Lesch-Middleton for a look at cobalt’s history and learn how its uses impact us both individually and as a whole. He’ll share his unique making process using cobalt blue, as well as his efforts to address the element with social awareness and responsibility.