Summer Visiting Ceramics Artists 2017

We are proud to present our Summer 2017 Visiting Ceramics Artists Series

Sculpting Your Dreams

Caroline Douglas

If you are looking for a way to ignite your creativity, spend the weekend with Caroline Douglas learning to sculpt your dreams. Students learn sculpture techniques for building animals and figures, and find inspiration through creativity exercises. Caroline healed herself from a severe head injury in 2000 through working with clay and shares how we can all experience healing through creativity. Come prepared to be inspired to create from personal intention, let go of expectation, and play as you did in kindergarten. 

Supply list: Bring your pottery tools and a notebook. Clay is available for purchase for $12 for 25lb.Works will be bisque fired following the workshop. Sack lunch or eat out.

Tuition: $190
Sat. & Sun., 6/3 & 6/4, 2 days -- 10 am- 4 pm, Pottery Studio

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Form, Surface, and Technique

Neil Celani

This workshop explores many different forms and techniques using the potter's wheel as a launchpad for making work. We focus on form and surface decoration with the atmospheric fired surface in mind and utilize alteration, texture and design to create dynamic and engaging functional pots. The workshop begins with the basics: cups, bowls, trimming and handles then dives into more complex forms such as single form lidded jars, teapots, and larger vessels. Neil examines several techniques for surface decoration and texture including brushing, carving, water-etching and combing at various stages of the making process. We look for inspiration for our surfaces by investigating our own curiosities through lively discussions during demonstrations.

Supply List: Interesting texture tools, brushes for shellac decoration, bone dry piece made from white stoneware or porcelain for water-etching and clay tools. Sack lunch or eat out.

Tuition: $190

Sat. & Sun., 6/24 & 6/25, 2 days -- 10 am- 4 pm, Pottery Studio

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Working Pots

Mark and Bambi Freeman

The focus of this two-day workshop is on wheel thrown pottery with an emphasis on craftsmanship, as well as ideas on how to make a living as a ceramic artist. Demonstrations cover a variety of throwing techqniues and forms, including lidded vessels, and also include instruction on tools, trimming, handles, and considerations for glazing. Participants get hands-on experience during the workshop to practice the techniques and forms demonstrated. Mark and Bambi share their experience as full time artists and discuss networking, marketing, art fairs, apprenticeships, and gallery relationships. They also discuss how to find a balance of making work that is readily marketable, while also making work that pushes your boundaries as an artist. 

Supply List: Bring pottery tools. Clay is available for purchase for $12 for 25 lb.Sack lunch or eat out.

Tuition: $190
Sat. & Sun., 7/29 & 7/30, 2 days -- 10 am- 4 pm, Pottery Studio

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