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Having received her MFA in ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Nancy Blum transitioned her art practice from sculptural works in clay to one focused on public art and drawing.

Her drawings, public art and sculpture explore pattern and architecture of nature. This talk will focus on the making of public art and how she has handled a range of public art opportunities. Specifically Blum will talk about the process of finding and applying for commissions, presenting proposals, choosing and working with fabricators and installing the artworks permanently.

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Brief Bio

Nancy Blum’s work has been recognized through fellowships with the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Peter S. Reed Foundation and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. She has been an artist in residence and a teacher at numerous institutions and her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions across the US including the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, The Boise Art Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Her public art works are installed throughout the country and include 50 hatch covers in the streets of Seattle, and a 40-foot free-standing sculpture in Philadelphia. Having recently completed three distinct light rail stations for the Central Corridor Light Rail System in Minneapolis/St. Paul, she currently working on a 100 feet of art glass for San Francisco General Hospital.


This event is part of 92Ys Virtual Clay series: offering first of a kind, real-time online classes that gather a vibrant community of artists, designers and art historians to speak with you about important topics in ceramics. The conversations are meant to challenge preconceptions and explore new territory, inspiring you to think about the world in fresh and different ways. All of this in the comfort of your home, studio or classroom.

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