Hand building basics and beyond
August 11-14, 2016
Workshop Description: This hands-on workshop will motivate you to experiment with new forms and methods of construction. Geared toward creative expansion, beginners, intermediate and advanced students will use the hand building techniques such as coil and pinch methods to hard and soft slab construction to generate pottery components. Collaboration mentality is our mantra.
Daily exercises include: instructor demonstrations of hand building processes, altering, and cut-and-construct processes, class discussion of ideas, informal presentations of students‘ visual resource material, in-process critiques of student work, and plenty of brainstorming/problem-solving sessions.
Bio: Sunshine Cobb graduated with a BA in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento, in 2004. In 2010 she received her MFA in Ceramics from Utah State University. In 2013 she was named as an emerging artist by both Ceramics Monthly and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Sunshine is working as a potter and travels the country as a lecturing and demonstrating artist. She is currently focusing on functional ware, embracing the richness of red clay and currently is exploring the challenge of electric firing. She was a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT (2012-2014). She is currently running a studio in Sacramento, California.