Do This: Sounds of Clay makes music out of art in St. Petersburg

A special performance staged as part of CraftArt's Role Models exhibition.

Eckerd College visual arts professor and artist Brian Ransom makes ceramic music, crafting pieces that are both whimsical and functional from clay, then composing music from his fashioned instruments; flutes, a stand-up bass, tablas, a “Sax-O-Snake” and more. His work is currently featured as part of Role Models — which sheds light on the relationship between artists and their mentors via the works of 17 Florida talents — and CraftArt welcomes Ransom for a very special visual and aural presentation held in conjunction with the exhibit this Saturday. During Sounds of Clay, he’ll demonstrate his skills as accompanied by assistant Matt Flynn, a musician and 2014 Eckerd grad.

Sounds of Clay takes place Sun., Feb. 7, 3-4:30 p.m.; Role Models is on display through Feb. 20, at CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-821-7391, free admission (donations encouraged). 

Check out a few videos about Brian and his sound sculptures below.

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