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Find Your Flow: Throwing Intensive with Adrienne EliadesIdyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program
Idyllwild, CA United States
- June 18, 2023 – June 24, 2023
Learn and develop your throwing skills on the potter’s wheel to make functional pottery as expressive art. We will focus on practice and repetition as the foundation for building tacit [body] knowledge and gain proficiency in making cups, bowls, plates, pitchers and more. New techniques will be introduced everyday for throwing, trimming and decorating greenware. You will improve your visual language through experimentation with form and surface as well as gain an understanding of how to balance aesthetic expression and functional nuances that invite use of the pieces you create.
You will leave with bisqued pots. There will be one Cone 6 oxidation firing. Please bring with you 5-10 small to medium sized bisqued pieces made from cone 6 clay. Bisqueware will be provided for testing glazes and for beginning throwers. Bring your questions, source material, tools, or any other curiosities.
Adrienne Eliades is a studio potter and educator living in Vancouver, Washington. She earned a BA in studio art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and an MFA from University of Florida. Her works and writing are featured in numerous publications including UPPERCASE Magazine, Craft in America and Pottery Making Illustrated. Ceramics Monthly named Adrienne an Emerging Artist in 2018. In addition to maintaining a vibrant studio practice, Adrienne teaches at Lewis and Clark College and presents workshops nationwide.
Clay and Steel with Trey HillAnderson Ranch Arts Center
Snowmass Village, CO United States
- June 19, 2023 – June 30, 2023
Students investigate new materials and approaches to building sculpture in this two-week exploratory workshop, discovering innovative ways to combine different materials to create dynamic mixed-media sculptures. We experiment with adding materials such as clay, steel, and found objects to work with, exploring their potential to add layers of formal information and intensified content. This rigorous studio environment gives students access to a variety of new materials and fresh ways of approaching studio practice. The workshop is open to students working in any media who wish to learn new skills and approaches. The first week takes place in the ceramics studio and week two is in the sculpture studio.
Media: Cutting, forming, and welding steel, coil, slab, solid construction, hand building, surface treatment
Trey Hill is a professional sculptor and associate professor at the University of Montana where he teaches both ceramics and sculpture. He received his BFA from Bowling Green State University and his MFA from San Jose State University. His work has been shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. Trey has participated in numerous national and international artist residencies.
Slip / Soda / Surface with Kyle CarpenterArrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN United States
- June 25, 2023 – July 07, 2023
In this workshop students will discover the incredible range of surfaces achieved in the soda kiln. This class will focus on making functional pots, both wheel-thrown and slab built, and surface design. You will explore many decorating techniques such as rope impressions, underglaze painting, and flashing slip application. These techniques will be enhanced in the soda kiln at cone 10. Individual student growth will be the instructor’s goal of this class. Open to all skill levels.
Kyle Carpenter is a potter who lives and operates his full-time studio in Asheville, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville and received his BFA in 2000. In 2002, he built a salt-kiln and made a studio at his home. Carpenter exhibits work at studio tours, galleries, and museums across the United States. His new earthenware line came out of a personal need for change in his work. In the spring of 2020, the pandemic offered a new window of time to dedicate to this pursuit.
Ceramic Decals with Justin RothshankCrooked Tree Arts Center
Petosky, MI United States
- July 17, 2023 – July 19, 2023
Learn from artist Justin Rothshank in this exciting hands-on clay workshop! Rothshank will take you through his process of printing decals with a laser printer and applying them to glazed ceramic vessels using the water-slide technique. He will also discuss his work, influences, and career as a professional ceramic artist. There will also be time to create works with wet clay. Rothshank will give a few demonstrations for throwing vessels on the potters’ wheel.
This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.
There are no prerequisites and all skill levels are welcome.
Can We Talk? Narrative and the Sgraffito Surface with Kathy KingArrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatilinburg, TN United States
- July 30, 2023 – August 04, 2023
The technique of sgraffito has a long history in ceramics and is still a lively and popular technique today. In this workshop students will use the sgraffito technique to express personal narrative, identity, and humor to tell stories while collaborating with Mark Errol’s surface themed workshop. Sgraffito involves covering a clay surface with a contrasting slip or underglaze and carving through to reveal the clay color underneath. Class demonstrations include how the instructor uses this technique on a variety of forms made from press molds made in class (both plaster and clay) and utilizing slabs and/or coils to create surfaces for imagery application. Participants will discover how to transfer images, what tools to use, and how to finish the work with glaze, china paints, and lusters. Open to all skill levels.
Kathryn King is a studio artist in the Boston area and instructor and director of the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, Massachusetts and visiting faculty at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She held positions at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, and was an associate professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She received her BA in studio art with a major in ceramics from Connecticut College, New London and an MFA from University of Florida in Gainesville. She gave workshops and lectures at over seventy-five colleges, schools and art centers throughout the U.S. Her work is found in numerous publications and periodicals including Ceramics: Art and Perception, Studio Potter and Ceramics Monthly.
Clay Pots And Color Spots with Mark ErrolArrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN United States
- July 30, 2023 – August 04, 2023
In this workshop students will create forms using the wheel and/or hand building while learning ways to activate the surfaces through a variety of techniques. In collaboration with Kathy King’s workshop, you will discover two approaches to decoration and narratives. Participants will approach inlay, paper transfers, paper masking, and slip and underglaze layering and gain knowledge on how these decorating methods can join forces to bring high impact through low-tech methods. Ultimately, students will add complexity to their work with easy-to-learn and affordable techniques. Open to all skill levels.
Mark Errol is a full-time lecturer at Valdosta State University in Georgia where he teaches ceramics and 3D Design and serves as interim gallery director for the Dedo Maranville Gallery. He graduated from Georgia State University in 2014 with an MFA and was the recipient of the Ernest G. Welch Fellowship. Erroll is co-owner of Plough Gallery in Tifton, Georgia where exceptional craft and fine art are showcased. His work investigates the relationships of architecture, interior design, and personal narratives while utilizing the surfaces of functional forms meant for domestic environments. He exhibits nationally and internationally.