Collaborative Vision—Inspiration, Challenges, & Trust
Several years ago I was invited by Judy Belcher and Tammy Honaman to work with several pairs of artists who were asked to, over the course of a week, produce a collaborative piece of work at the intersection of their combined styles and aesthetics. I served as a facilitator to consult and help focus the teams’ work toward their stated goals and finished pieces. It was a tremendous learning experience for all of us. Since that time, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with several other artist/craftsmen myself, growing with each project.
Part of this presentation will be a discussion of the unique challenges and rewards of working collaboratively.
Monday, August 14 – Morning
Presenter: Jeffrey Lloyd Dever
Jeffrey Lloyd Dever holds a BS degree in Fine Art from Atlantic Union College, 1976. He is founding partner and creative director of Dever Designs in Laurel, MD. He served on the contract/adjunct faculty of Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland for 20 years, where he taught illustration and graphic design. Sought after as an instructor, he has taught classes across North America and in Europe. He enjoys sharing his pioneering techniques with others as often as his schedule allows. Mr. Dever’s polymer clay vessels, jewelry and sculptural objects have been shown in many national invitational exhibitions, and his works are represented in numerous private collections, galleries and museums.