A Professional’s Guide to Hanging Ceramic Art from Artist & Curator Adam Chau

In this video, artist and professional curator Adam Chau shares his secrets for successful wall installation of ceramic pieces. Whether you are installing work in a gallery or just on your showroom wall, it is important to follow some simple rules of design and create a polished installation. How do you know how high to install your pieces? How should they be organized so that it is visually appealing? What should you use to hang the work? Adam answers all these questions and more.

Runtime: 40 minutes

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Chapter 1 – Eye Height, Spacing, And Symmetry
Chapter 2 – Hanging Mechanisms
Chapter 3 – Assembling the Wall and Hanging Work
Chapter 4 – Using a Map
Chapter 5 – Hierarchy with Multiple Shapes and Sizes
Chapter 6 – Curating a Group of Objects

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Adam Chau

About the Artist

Adam Chau is a ceramic designer who also manages educational programming at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. After receiving a degree in studio ceramics, he decided to pursue more industrial ways of production while keeping traditional craft paradigms; His most recent project, Digital Calligraphy, investigates the hybridization of handcraft and digital technology. He has shown at the Salone di Mobile at Rossana Orlandi in Milan, Italy and the NADA art fair in New York City. Publications on his research into ceramic technology include Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, and Ceramics Technical. He has presented at NCECA as a demonstrator and presenter at the FabLab. Curatorial projects include Colorfield at the New York Ceramics and Art Fair, Hot Pots (co-curated with Judith Schwartz, Ph.D.) at Clay Art Center, Oriented at NCECA Pittsburgh, and REINVENTED which is traveling to 4 locations in 2018.


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