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Online Workshops – Ceramics

CERAMIC ONLINE WORKSHOPS
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From Pinch pots to Lidded Jars

with Lori Phillips
December 9th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 PM ET 

 Tuition: $75

Creating a square lidded box from pinch pot forms

The often-overlooked form of the pinch pot can be the starting point for a wide variety of work, both functional and sculptural. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to take this basic form to another level, and use it to create the more complex form of a square, lidded jar. I’ll be working from lump of clay to the finished greenware state, and hopefully inspire you to see much more possibility in our humble friend, the pinch pot.

 

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate 
  • Click Here for Suggested Materials List
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

I’m originally from Cincinnati Ohio, and moved to very small town in south central Kentucky with my mom at the age of 12. I was extremely fortunate that my high school had a decent art department, and I touched clay for the first time in 1999, when I was 15 years old. It stayed with me ever since, and I completed my BFA from Eastern Kentucky University in 2008. I moved from KY to Dallas TX in 2011 to work on my MFA at the University of Dallas, and right after graduating moved to a Phoenix AZ, where I’ve resided since 2014. Since Oct. 2016, I’ve worked from a home studio owned by a friend and fellow potter, and rent a small apartment from her right above the studio. I live there with my partner Liam, who moved here October 2019 from Connecticut. I quit my day job with MAC Cosmetics in October 2018, and have been a full time, self employed potter ever since.

@loriphillipsceramics

www.loriellenphillips.com

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Carving 101 : Creating depth with Subtraction

with Ashley Paskov
December 9th, 2022
11:00 – 1:00 PM ET 

 Tuition: $75

In this skill-building workshop, Ashley will demonstrate her methods for creating detailed carved surfaces. Students will learn how to create variation in the depth of any ceramics surface utilizing different tools, angles, and shapes. We will go over helpful techniques in when and how to get a fine line to heavy subtraction. As well as bonus tips on cleaning carved surfaces, tools, and finishing techniques.

This class is welcome to all levels!

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate 
  • Click Here for Suggested Materials List
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Ashley Paskov is a Ceramics Artist living and working in Columbia, NC.  Ashley began taking ceramic classes at Connecticut State University and where she received her BA in Ceramics in 2015. She moved to Northampton Ma. where she opened her own studio, taught lessons, and showcased her work at craft fairs though New England. She went on to receive her MFA from Edinboro University in 2022. This summer she began her work as the Ceramic Studio Coordinator at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, where she helps to introduce art to the surrounding communities and virtually through online classes across the country.

Using nature and progression as inspiration. Ashley’s work focuses on defense mechanisms in botanical organisms. Emphasizing the physical and inchmeal process of growth and healing using large-scale proportion, stamped and carved textures, and patina washes.

@ashleypaskovceramics

Ashleypaskov.com

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Lush & Layered Decoration Techniques

with Taylor Sijan
December 10th, 2022
12:00 – 2:30 PM ET 

 Tuition: $90

Class Sold Out Registration Closed

In this skill-building workshop, Taylor will demonstrate her approach to creating layered surfaces on unfired porcelain pottery, covering techniques such as stamping, slip trailing, slip carving, and underglaze painting using paper resists.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate 
  • Click Here for Suggested Material List
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Taylor is an artist and craftswoman who grew up between the shores of Lake Erie and the woods of northern Ohio. She earned a BFA in 3-D Arts in 2016 from Bowling Green State University, attended Wichita State University as a post-baccalaureate student from 2016-2018, and earned an MFA with emphasis in ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2021.

TaylorSijan.com

@taylorsijan

Facebook.com/TaylorSijanArt

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Design and Surface Illustration

with Christina Erives
January 12th, 2023
3:00 – 5:30 PM ET 

 Tuition: $110

This Virtual workshop will explore Artist Christina Erives’ approaches to clay. She will demonstrate the use of template making in her own work and the slab construction of some of her favorite functional pieces. This session will also cover some traditional surface decoration techniques using underglazes including Mishima & Sgraffito. This workshop will be great for anyone looking to hand build some pots and add some vibrant colors to their work.

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Christina Erives was born in Los Angeles, California. She received her BA and MA from California State University of Northridge and her MFA from Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as a Resident Artist and Instructor at New Mexico State University, Belger Craneyard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and the University of Montana. Christina Erives is an emerging artist in the field of Ceramics.

@christinamargaritaerives

www.christinamargaritaerives.com

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Lush & Layered Decoration Techniques

with Taylor Sijan
January 13th, 2023
3:00 – 5:30 PM ET 

 Tuition: $110

In this skill-building workshop, Taylor will demonstrate her approach to creating layered surfaces on unfired porcelain pottery, covering techniques such as stamping, slip trailing, slip carving, and underglaze painting using paper resists.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate 
  • Click Here for Suggested Material List
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Taylor is an artist and craftswoman who grew up between the shores of Lake Erie and the woods of northern Ohio. She earned a BFA in 3-D Arts in 2016 from Bowling Green State University, attended Wichita State University as a post-baccalaureate student from 2016-2018, and earned an MFA with emphasis in ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2021.

TaylorSijan.com

@taylorsijan

Facebook.com/TaylorSijanArt

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Reed Handles with MIXED Materials

with Tori Motyl
January 14th, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 PM ET 

 Tuition: $95

Learn how to spice up your pottery by creating mixed media handles with Tori Motyl. In this online workshop Tori will demonstrate how she utilizes reeds to add handles and decorative elements to her pottery. Additional Tori will show how to add mixed materials such as ribbons to add pops of color and texture to any of her reed elements. 

 

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate 
  • Click Here for Suggested Materials List
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Tori Motyl is a ceramic artist specializing in functional and sculptural work characterized by minimalist forms and bright, happy, saturated, matte glazes. She works in both a commercial stoneware clay and wild clay she digs around the country. She has been making and teaching since 2011 after receiving her MSEd in Visual Arts from SUNY New Paltz. Tori spends her time working out of her home studio in Weaverville, NC, organizing the North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival which takes place in downtown Asheville every October, and enjoying life in the Mountains with her family.

@motylpottery

www.MotylPottery.com

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Creating an Expressive, Mouthy Bowl

with Jaime Bates Slone
January 14th, 2023
3:00 – 5:00 PM ET 

 Tuition: $95

Jamie will demonstrate how she creates one of her Mouthy bowls from beginning to end Martha Stuart style. She will demonstrate and discuss pinching the initial form, sculpting mouths, detailing , clean up, sanding, and glazing

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Jamie Bates Slone is currently an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Oklahoma. She received her MFA from the University of Kansas and her BFA from the University of Central Missouri. Her current teaching practice and artistic work use self- reflection to further explore themes including anxiety, depression, sexuality, and gender.

@jamiebatesslone

www.jamiebatesslone.com

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Making Marks: Drawing on pots start to finish

with Marney McDiarmid
January 18th, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 PM ET 

 Tuition: $95

Drawing, or “mark making”, is such a captivating form of personal expression. Putting your drawings on pots is a gratifying way of playing with surface and making the work unique. In this workshop I will guide you through the process of illustrating your pots from start to finish. The workshop content suits both the beginner and advanced potter and works on both wheel thrown and hand built work. Participants don’t need to feel “good” at drawing – any kind of mark making will work.

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Marney McDiarmid is a queer ceramic artist whose work includes both functional and sculptural ways of making. Over the past five years drawing has become an integral part of her process, a tool she uses to add decorative elements and narrative content to the work. Marney has shown across Canada and in the winter of 2020, she travelled to Hawaii on an Ontario Arts grant to undertake field research on Hawaiian endemic plants

www.marneymcdiarmid.com

@marneymcdiarmid

 

 

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Learning to Alter Pots

with Martha Grover
January 27th, 2023
4:00 – 6:00 PM ET 

 Tuition: $95

Have you always been too nervous to alter your pots? Are you looking to change the shape of your work away from round? This class is a perfect introduction to altering hand-built and wheel-thrown forms. Martha will show how you can push, indent, expand, cut, dart, alter, and stack your pieces to create new interest and dynamic forms. We will work with a variety of cylinders changing the shapes, adding bottoms and handles, and discussing the myriad of ways you can play with your pots to change them into creative, lively vessels. Any clay body can be used for the techniques that will be discussed, though Martha will be using porcelain for the demonstrations.

Some experience in basic pottery skills and knowledge is recommended for this workshop.

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Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and can be found at galleries across the country. For images and more information, visit her website www.MarthaGrover.com

@MarthaHGrover

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Pinching to Perfection

with Austin Coudriet
January 29th, 2023
2:00 – 4:30 PM ET 

 Tuition: $110

You will learn how to transform a simple pinch pot into a highly refined vessel, be instructed on various methods of pinching and what each pinch is best for. You will learn how to make a multiple part pinch pot: base, foot and side walls through methods of pinching and coiling. You learn techniques on how to properly attach a foot and what makes a success pinched foot ring. You will also how Austin makes slabs and adds his cloud fins (‘handles’). Are you new to pottery? Have you been making pots your whole life? This workshop is for you! Austin’s all levels class will put a new spin on the classic pinch pot and give you the skill sets to create refined pots anywhere you choose, no wheel necessary!

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate 
  • Click Here for Suggested Materials List
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Austin is currently a long term artist in residence at the Clay Studio of Missoula located in Missoula, Montana. Here he is able to pursue his passions of teaching, and working as a studio artist. He divides his studio practice between creating large scale sculptures intended for public art installations, and graphic pinch pots.

https://www.austincoudriet.com/

@austincoudriet

 

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Building Large Vessels

with Erica Iman

Virtual One-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform

February 2nd, 2022 | 12:00-2:30 p.m. ET

 Tuition: $110

How would your work feel if it were built on a much larger scale?

Learn how to use the fat coil/reduction technique and slab building to create large statement pieces.

Erica will discuss how and why she builds vessels at a large scale. She will demonstrate various techniques for building, drying, handling, and firing large work. As well as many of her surface textures and glazes.

Join her for a live demonstration, discussion, and presentation of inspiring ideas from various artists.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate 
  • Materials: You can use basic ceramic tools for this workshop
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Erica received her BFA in Ceramics and BSE in Art from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2005 and obtained her MFA in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2012. Between earning her degrees she served 2 years in the U.S. Peace Corps on the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia and was a selected participant in the International Workshop for Ceramic Arts in Tokoname,(IWCAT) Japan program in 2007. She is currently a studio artist in Kansas City, MO.

@ericaiman

https://erica-iman-ceramics.myshopify.com/

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Punchline: A narrative sculptural vessels workshop

with Chanakarn Semachai (Punch)

Virtual One-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform

February 9th, 2023 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm ET

 Tuition: $110

 

Learning from Punch in her home studio all the way from Bangkok, Thailand. In this workshop, Punch will be walking you through her process of making sculptural vessels with hand-building techniques. Plus a few of her signature sculptural handles and many other decorating parts to add fun and narrative to functional work. Q&A encouraged! let’s have fun together!

 

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Chanakarn Semachai (Punch) is a ceramic artist and educator. Chanakarn has a background as a sculptor, but in her work, she explores the possibilities of functional wares that have similar ideas and designs as her sculptures. She focuses on identity and multiculturalism in her work. Her work has been shown internationally. Recently, she was awarded the 2022 NCECA Emerging Artist. She is currently a faculty member at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

@numpucsh_ceramics

https://www.numpucsh.com/

 

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Coil Building Zig Zag Vessels

with Giselle Hicks

Virtual One-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform

February 10th, 2023  | 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

 Tuition: $95

 

This workshop/demo is focused on making zig-zag/geometric vessels using a coil and pinch hand-building technique. Coil and pinch is a fundamental ceramic process, so this is a great class for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. The technique can be applied to both functional and sculptural forms.

Giselle will begin with a concise overview of the fundamentals of coil building including rolling coils and pinching up a wall. Then the bulk of the demonstration will focus on the components and considerations for coiling compound/complex zig-zag forms. Giselle will address how to achieve clear transitional edges, the importance of timing with coil building, and constructing cantilevered planes. She will offer helpful tips on ways to control and manipulate the material and get you thinking about form and function. 

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Originally from California, Hicks received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from Alfred University. She has participated in many artist-in-residence programs including the Anderson Ranch Art Center, the Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Company, The Clay Studio, Greenwich House, and The Archie Bray Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at the MFA in Boston, The John Michael Kohler Art Center, and the Bellevue Art Museum. Giselle currently lives and works in Helena, Montana

@gisellehicks

https://www.gisellehicks.com/

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Storage and Contents: Considering Lidded Vessels

with Mike Strumbas

Virtual One-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform

February 17th, 2023  | 4:00 – 6:00 pm ET

 Tuition: $95

Students will learn about the different styles of lids typically made in contemporary studio ceramics. With an overview of considerations for throwing and planning cinerary urns, oval tureens, and fermentation crocks, students will receive handouts with lid diagrams, glaze recipes, and information about slip trailing, water etching, and applying gold luster that will not be covered in the workshop. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the workshop. After the resolution of the demonstration, students will be provided with Mike’s contact information to ask questions, discuss their own studio practice, and to inquire about techniques or concerns not directly covered in the demonstration.

 Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate 
  • Click Here for Suggested Materials List
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Stumbras was born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at St. Olaf College, where he received a BFA in studio art and a BS in biology in 2007. He has completed residencies across the country. Stumbras received an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University in 2017. Stumbras has exhibited work nationally and internationally. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois.

https://mike-stumbras.com/

@mikestumbras

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Wheel Throwing Basics

with Bede Clarke

Virtual One-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform

Feburary 18th, 2023  | 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

 Tuition: $95

 

 We will approach wheel throwing basics in a structured manner examining details of each of the foundational steps of the wheel process: centering, opening, laying out the base and second centering, raising the walls, and shaping. The emphasis of the workshop will be on ordering and clarifying wheel-throwing practices so that the throwing process can become more routine and natural. When your technique is “under control” it will allow you to relax into your making and discover the joys of wheelwork. We will examine the commonalities and distinctions of these steps across the three basic forms of the wheel: cylinder, bowl, and plate. This workshop will provide a system of ordering wheel practice for beginning students as well as a helpful review of wheel techniques for intermediate students.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate 
  • Click Here for Suggested Materials List
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Bede Clarke is a Professor Emeritus, the University of Missouri, having taught at Missouri from 1992- 2021. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa (1990) and a BFA from Eckerd College (1982). Bede’s work is found in collections in the U.S. and abroad, such as Taipei County Yingke Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, Ichon World Ceramic Center, South Korea, South Bend Museum of Art, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University and Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University.

https://www.bedeclarke.com/

@bedeclarke

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Sgraffito Stories

 with Sarah Anderson

Virtual One-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform

February 18th, 2023  | 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

 Tuition: $95

Let’s talk sgraffito! In this course, we will work together to learn what it takes to create a successful carving on clay. Feel free to have a thrown vessel, a hand-built piece, or even a flat tile to work on. We will begin by applying underglaze to a piece we’re excited to carve a scene into and allow it time to dry before starting the carving process. During this time, I will show you my process of collaging and creating a composition. Feel free to print off any generic images or photographs you’ve taken to inspire your creative process! After deciding on our composition and tracing the images into the clay, we will go over the 50/50 method for carving! I use the Kemper wire stylus tool to carve away the background, leaving behind the positive space. After we’ve finished our carving, the last part we will be going over is adding secondary colors. I add these colors on top of my characters to make them pop from the background, creating a deeper depth of field!

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About Sarah:

Hey, I’m Sarah! I’m a full-time ceramic artist based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. I graduated with a BFA in Sculpture in 2019, and have managed ceramic studios and teaching ever since. Most days I’m accompanied by my studio dog, Pip, where I create functional wheel-thrown pottery with a flare. My whimsical characters appear on the surfaces of my work that reflect printmaking techniques. If you don’t find me in my studio, you’ll most likely find me on a long road trip out West.

@sarahandersonceramics

www.sarahandersonceramics.com

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