Cabin Fever Reliever XVII

Joe Bova



Shapeshifting Clay: Critters & Figures:

February 16-19, 2017

In this workshop students will learn to shift their thinking about pottery form, whether from the wheel or other techniques like coiling and slabs or combined techniques to how directly shape or alter those various forms into your favorite critters or the figures of your dreams or your realities.  Emphasis on the fact that your imagination is your limitation.  Daily demonstrations and hands on experiences.  There will be daily, brief power point presentations of historical and contemporary examples of masterful ceramic sculptures.

All Experience Levels Welcome
Experienced Beginner Level Helpful

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Joe’s home and studio is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  A member of the International Academy of Ceramics, he was educated at the University of Houston (BFA, 1967) and the University of New Mexico (MA, 1969).  A Professor Emeritus from LSU and Ohio University in 2011 he was a Fulbright Fellow in Dublin, Ireland.  Visiting artist appointments include the NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred, University of Georgia’s Cortona Italy Program, Haystack School in Maine, Penland School, NC where he also served on the board, and Rhode Island School of Design.