#63 Edrian Thomidis: Maker of Figurative Ceramic Sculptures

Artist Edrian Thomidis has only been making sculptures for about five years. It starts back in high school, when she enrolled in a school that offered visual arts and a path straight into a college arts program. She ultimately received a degree in communications and worked creating graphics in the early days of website design. With the start of her family, her work schedule allowed her to once again explore her artistic roots and take classes to develop a new art path, which is now in the world of ceramics. She recently completed a new body of figurative sculptures as well as paintings that she exhibited in a well-received solo show.

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Edrian Thomidis

Edrian's exhibit at Hatch 1121 in Lake Worth
Digging Deep

The website for Edrian Thomidis is artsysoul.com.

You can also find Edrian on Facebook and Instagram.

Edrian went to the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida.

She took ceramics classes at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Edrian is a member of these arts organizations, which are local to South Florida:

WITVA: Women in the Visual Arts

WAS: The Wellington Art Society

APBC: The Artists of Palm Beach County

She finds many Calls to Artists in the online South Florida publication The Rickie Report.

She will be showing her art at the West Palm Beach pop-up gallery Continuum starting January 10, 2019. Continuum will have loads of special events during their two-week exhibit and you can find all the details on their website here.

Edrian’s solo show was at Hatch 1121 Gallery in Lake Worth, Florida.

Here are some great takeaways from this episode:

  1. A huge benefit of taking a ceramics class at an art school is that you can use their tools and equipment.
  2. See if the art school offers studio time to students so you can create pieces there before investing in the equipment needed for a home studio.
  3. When creating a series, choose a consistent theme and give yourself some parameters to work with.
  4. When making large sculptures, support the works in progress with cut down pool noodles. (I love this idea!)
  5. Use foam and bubble wrap for transporting large pieces.
  6. Join artist groups to find local shows they are hosting or talk to members to see where they are exhibiting.
  7. Search to see if there are online lists for Calls to Artists in your area, like we have with The Rickie Report.com in South Florida.
  8. Take photos of your artwork right when you finish a piece, so you’re ready with the photos when needed.
  9. Keep a calendar of the shows you’re doing with drop off and pick up dates.
  10. Large projects need to be planned in the design phase to account for stability and transport.
  11. When working with a gallery, discuss with them how much promotion they will be doing for your show, as well as the promotion you will be doing.
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