Experience a whole new level of ceramic art at the District Clay Gallery.  From August 8-Sept 8th, the Gallery will host Mitch Lyons in "Layers," a selection of Lyons dramatic ceramic monoprints.  Lyons uses brilliantly colored ceramic slips which are drawn, stenciled and painted on a substrate and then printed onto canvas to yield a ceramic monoprint.  The unique use of ceramic materials yields colors and designs that have the excitement and pulse of acrylics but the softness and warmth of their ceramic base.  

There will be a closing artist talk with Mitch Lyons at the District Clay Gallery on Friday, September 8th, from 6:30-8 pm.

Lyons will be also teaching a special two day workshop at the District Clay Center from Sept 9-10 on printing on clay.

Bio:  Mitch Lyons earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Woodmere Museum, American University and the University of Delaware.

Lyons has had exhibitions of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; the Noyes Museum, New Jersey; Kalmar Lans Museum, Kalmar, Sweden; and the Vonderau Museum, Fulda, Germany.  He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts visual arts grant.  He has taught at West Chester University, Moore College of Art, Rowan University, Alfred University, and the University of Delaware.  Lyons has taught over 100 workshops on his clay monoprinting techniques.