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Zoom Workshops – Ceramics

CERAMIC ZOOM WORKSHOPS
Michal Nashef 3Dprinting
Basics of 3-D printing: What do you need to know before you buy a 3-D printer 

Michael Nashef

April 20 & 27, 2021 
4:00-6:00p.m. ET 

Tuition $125

There’s never been a better time to try 3D printing. This workshop aims to familiarize you with 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing), and to go over the basics of 3D Printing, from choosing a 3D printer, to setting up, and troubleshooting. After surveying a variety of commercial 3D printing technologies (filament-based, laser sintering, and more), Michael Nashef will help you find answers such as, what printer do I need? Can I afford one? Should I use FDM or SLA (Stereolithography) printers? He will go over the most common mistakes/issues and troubleshooting problems that new users face.  This is a great workshop for both 3D printing novices as well as designers with existing modeling skills that want to enter the 3D printing marketplace.

Workshop Outcomes:

  • The participants will be able to: Understand what type of technology suits their studio, whether it’s a FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) or SLA (stereolithography)
  • Participants will be able to learn, understand, what budget needs to be set aside for such process.
  • Participants would be able to learn how to troubleshoot, what software could be used, materials and post processes.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • this is an informational workshop
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Michael Nashef earned a B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry Design from Kendall College of Art and Design and M.F.A. in 3D studies from Bowling Green State University. Throughout his career, Michael Nashef has managed a jewelry store, worked as a CAD designer, and launched his fine jewelry company Intersecting Hearts. Michael had taught at Kendall College of Art and Design.

www.nashefdesigns.com      

@nashefm     

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Surface

Sam Momeyer
April 21st, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET   

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

Glazing the outside of a pot can cover up the tactile beauty of the clay underneath, especially the smooth feel of sanded porcelain. In this workshop, students will learn layering techniques to create depth on an unglazed, mid-range porcelain surface. I will demonstrate how to color bagged clay with mason stains, how I make “colored grog,” how to layer underglazes, how to mix and use mason stain washes and how to achieve a varied surface in the electric kiln. After the final firing, students will wet sand through the layers to soften the pot physically and visually.

 This class is intended for all levels.

Details:

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

resident artist at Studio 740 (MT); teaching: Companion Gallery (TN) and Idaho State University; resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks (MD) and Touchstone Center for Crafts (PA); apprentice to Tara Wilson (MT)

Texture, Pattern and Detailed Surfaces

Samantha Oliver
April 24th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

I will demonstrate how I use hand carved roulettes to add texture and pattern to a slab built mug. We will also cover how to make and carve roulettes to add depth and detail when rolled into a clay surface. Slip application and incising techniques will also be explored in this workshop.

Details:

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

studio artist; Bachelors in Fine Art w/ concentration in Ceramics from Winthrop University (SC) other teaching: The Bascom, A Center for the Visual Arts (NC), Tryon Arts and Crafts School (NC), Midlands Clay Arts Society (SC), Brockway Center for Arts and Technology (PA) residencies: Penland School of Crafts Winter Residency (NC), Arrowmont School of Crafts (TN), The Bascom, A Center for the Visual Arts (NC), Brockway Center for Arts and Technology (PA), William & Mary Special Studies in Ceramic (VA)

http://www.samanthaoliver.com

Thrown Altered and Handbuilt: Pouring Vessel

Taylor Sijan
April 24th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

SOLD OUT!

In this workshop, Taylor will demonstrate how she constructs a porcelain ewer using a variety of throwing, altering, and hand building. Exploration of multiple techniques will be covered including: throwing and darting forms, pinching and pulling handles, forming slab-built spouts using molds, and combining wheel-thrown and hand-built components to create a unique pouring vessel.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Studio artist; graduate candidate and instructor of record at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE); collections: TaoXiChuan Art Museum (Jingdezhen, China).

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Monoprinting on Clay: Slip Transfer

Lakyn Bowman
April 25th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET  SOLD OUT!

June 13th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET  Tuition: $60  All Levels

In this workshop, you will learn how to use a monoprinting technique, transferring hand drawn images onto leather hard clay using underglazes and colored slip. I will be demonstrating my particular methods to achieve timeless, aged, and weathered surfaces on a red clay base while discussing form inspirations and how those form choices influence surfaces. You will leave the workshop with tips on how composition and spacing play an important part in the end result of this diverse technique. The possibilities for images are endless! This class is intended for all levels.

Details:

Lakyn Bowman is a full time studio artist working as an intern at Companion Gallery in Humboldt, TN. She received her BFA in ceramics with a minor in Art History from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Lakyn owns an online vintage home decor shop that feeds the inspiration for her work, pulling patterns and colors from the 1970’s and earlier.

Loaded and Layered Surface Techniques

Taylor Sijan
May 1st, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET  SOLD OUT!

May 2nd, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET SOLD OUT!

May 4th, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET SOLD OUT!

May 5th, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET SOLD OUT!

May 6th, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET SOLD OUT!

 

 All Levels

In this workshop, Taylor will demonstrate how she decorates a thrown, altered, and handbuilt porcelain ewer. Exploration of multiple techniques will be covered including: stamping, slip trailing, carving, and layering underglaze painting using paper resists.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Studio artist; graduate candidate and instructor of record at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE); collections: TaoXiChuan Art Museum (Jingdezhen, China).

Sculpting Solid on an Armature: Gesture and Expression in the Animal Form

Shelsea Dodd
May 2nd, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

In this workshop, participants will discover the challenges and advantages of building solid on an armature, a versatile technique ideal for sculpting animals, human figures, and other complex forms.  Using the animal portrait as our focus, we will delve into how to plan and build a pipe armature and mass in a sculpture while paying attention to gesture and proportion.  We will then discuss how to cut apart the piece, hollow it out, put it back together, and add finishing details such as fur texture, facial features, and decorative ornamentation.  We will cover sculpting accurate facial anatomy and explore how to use facial features to create compelling and expressive animals.  We will also touch on clay, tools, and firing techniques. 

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Shelsea received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, in 2013.  She worked as a post baccalaureate student at the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, AK from 2016-2018. She has been a resident artist at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, MA, and has also spent time working at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD, Red Dirt Studios in Washington, D.C., and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI.

Shelsea’s work primarily investigates feminist and LGBTQ/queer issues , as well as human/animal relationships and the parallels she perceives between the two.  Her work has been shown nationally and she has experience working with many different artists in a variety of places across the US.  She is currently a long term resident artist at Studio 740 in Helena, MT, where she lives with her partner, woodfire potter Samantha Momeyer, their studio pup, and their two cats.

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Quick Slab-Built Figures

Clayton Keyes
May 8th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

Clayton Keyes will demonstrate the process of constructing a hollow torso, head, and hand in this 2-hour workshop and demonstration. This will be a slab-built demonstration.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Hailing from Oklahoma, Clayton is an Associate Professor of Art and Area Head of Ceramics at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. Clayton teaches workshops nationwide. He shows nationally and received Best of Show awards in the Marge Kalodner Brown Graduate Exhibition, Clay Studio, Philadelphia and in Un-Wedged at Pottery Northwest in Seattle. His work has been published or reviewed by Ceramics: Art and Perception Magazine, Seattle Times, Lark Books: 500 Figures Vol. 2, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces, and numerous online articles/forums.

claytonkeyes.com

Carving and Altering Images

Kyle Guymon
May 8th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

I will demonstrate how I set up and prepare a vessel for carving.  I will demonstrate how to double rib a form to compress the clay walls, remove any throw rings, extra slip or moisture , to leave a smooth surface on the inside as well as the out.  By doing this it allows the clay walls to dry more evenly, giving you the ability to manipulate the clay walls without cracking.  By removing the throw rings from the inside it allows you to push the image out from the inside without distorting the image.  I will then demonstrate how to draw, transfer and push an image (elephant) out of the vessel so it looks 3D as if the image is coming out of the vessel without adding any clay or weight to the form.  I will then demonstrate how to manipulate the image by pushing in and out, relief carving and cleaning up the carved image.  The main focus of this workshop is for students to understand clay moisture, image transfer, clay manipulation and relief carving an image without adding clay to the form.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Kyle Guymon, artist, potter from Bountiful Utah, other teaching: Clay Arts Utah, Adjusting Sails, Red Kiln, workshop at Westminster College collections: private collectors

http://Kyleguymonpottery.com

@kyleguymonpottery

Surface Toolkit

Chandra DeBuse
May 15th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

SOLD OUT!

Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

In this class, students will learn Chandra’s approach to decorating cone 6 porcelain for electric kiln firings. Techniques covered will include: developing and transferring imagery, underglaze inlay (mishima), brushwork, sgraffito and using textures and wax resist to create a layered surface.  Chandra will walk students through her color and composition choices with her imagery of animals, bugs, flowers and patterns. She will discuss glaze choices and demonstrate application techniques on bisque ware to create a mix of satin and juicy glazed surfaces. A complete list of commercial products, tools and glaze recipes, and sample imagery for practicing the techniques will be provided.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Studio potter Kansas City, MO; Workshop instructor Arrowmont (TN), Haystack (ME), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Touchstone (PA), Northern Clay Center (MN), Mudflat (MA), Watershed (ME), Baltimore Clayworks (MD)

 

chandradebuse.com

 

Handbuilt Harvest Trays

Erica Iman
May 16th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

 Erica will discuss and demonstrate the tools, materials, techniques and approaches she uses in building long rough-hewn harvest trays.  The class will cover pounding out solid forms, carving, cutting, texturing, and working with intuition and happenstance during the making process.  Additives for strength and surface texture will be discussed as well as various forming methods, including using handmade tools.

Students will learn methods for drying, handling the work, carving the foot and firing.  Erica will share a brief presentation on her overall work approach, including non-traditional techniques and exploration.  A complete list of materials and information from the workshop will be provided.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Erica Iman makes hand-built, one-of-a-kind vessels that are often reflective of forms or fragments found in nature. She enjoys the raw material properties of clay and minerals and is continuously experimenting with these materials and processes to advance her work.

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.  

Erica has taught in various schools and community arts centers and is currently a studio artist in Kansas City and a founding member of the KC Urban Potters.  She was awarded second place in the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition with the work being purchased by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, was selected for the 2013 NCECA Biennial Earth/Energy, and recently received an honorable mention in the 10th International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan.

 

http://www.ericaiman.com

@ericaiman

Constructing the Narrative Vessel

Jessica Brandl
May 22nd, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

This workshop focuses on integrating images in to a 3-dimensional form, that will be both wheel-thrown and hand-built. Building a vessel / form with multiple parts with the images and composition in mind will be the emphasis in this demonstration. Additional techniques that will be used and covered will be sprig and press mold applications and craft foam stencils with bas-relief. The final skill set demonstrated will address coloring with slip, underglaze, and glaze for an attractive and food safe surface

 

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be sent closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Jessica Brandl, a native Midwesterner, works in ceramics, sculpture, and drawing.
Set in landscapes with looming architecture, turbulent skies, and misplaced objects, Brandl’s work exposes historical and eccentric places engulfed in psychological scenarios – both sinister and sublime. Surprising spatial arrangements and disjunctive scale shifts support a voyeuristic sense of seeing things from the inside out. Her current work serve as pointed souvenirs of history and the path to American-ness.

Jessica Brandl received her MFA from The Ohio State University and BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. She is the recipient of awards including the Visiting McKnight Resident Artist, Windgate Scholar and the Rudy Autio inspiration Grant. She Currently resides in Helena, Montana.

http://jessicabrandl.com

Creating Rich Low Fire Ceramic Surfaces

Shelsea Dodd
May 23rd, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

In this workshop, participants will explore the potential of low-fire ceramic surfaces.  Using various materials, such as terra sigillata, slip, underglaze, oxides, stains, and glaze, we will discuss how to build up depth and variation in our surfaces through multiple electric kiln firings.  We will also touch on some post-firing, cold surface techniques, such as paint, wax, oils, and epoxies.  Using the techniques from this workshop, participants can create rich and dynamic surfaces for their sculpture or functional pottery.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Shelsea received her BFA in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, in 2013.  She worked as a post baccalaureate student at the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, AK from 2016-2018. She has been a resident artist at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, MA, and has also spent time working at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD, Red Dirt Studios in Washington, D.C., and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI.

Shelsea’s work primarily investigates feminist and LGBTQ/queer issues , as well as human/animal relationships and the parallels she perceives between the two.  Her work has been shown nationally and she has experience working with many different artists in a variety of places across the US.  She is currently a long term resident artist at Studio 740 in Helena, MT, where she lives with her partner, woodfire potter Samantha Momeyer, their studio pup, and their two cats.

http://shelseadodd.com

No Plaster, No Problem: Bisque Molds

Laura Casas
May 23rd, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

Tuition $60
All Levels

This is a handbuilding workshop where you will learn how to plan, create and use bisque molds using household items. No wheel or plaster needed! I will also demonstrate the connection between slabs, coils, and bisque molds in my own work.

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.

Laura Caroline Casas grew up in Columbia, NC and is a potter and illustrator currently based in Raleigh, NC. Laura attended Western Carolina University where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art (2018).

https://www.lauracarocasas.com/

@casas.studios

Utilizing Vinyl in Surface Decoration

Eric Heerspink
May 29th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

Find out how modern technology can be utilized to create unique surfaces. Employing design software and a vinyl cutter Eric Heerspink creates layered surfaces with modern designs. In this workshop participants will learn how to create images and patterns using design software and see how those can be cut using the vinyl cutter. Participants will then learn how these vinyl decals can be utilized throughout various steps of the decorating and glazing process. Eric will discuss how he uses multiple materials in combination (terra sigillata, underglaze, and glaze) to create dynamic layered surfaces in an electric kiln. 

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Eric Heerspink is a ceramic artist living and working out of his home studio in Jenison Michigan, just outside of Grand Rapids. He received his BFA in studio art from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) in 2008 and his MFA in ceramics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE: Edwardsville, Il) in 2015. His work can be found at Companion Gallery in Humbolt TN (companiongallery.com), Clay AKAR in Iowa City IA (www.clayakar.com), and Charlie Cummings Gallery in Gainesville FL (charliecummingsgallery.com).

The Darted Cup

Liz Zlot Summerfield
June 5th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60
All Levels

This workshop begins with a thorough discussion and demonstration on the basics of handbuilding. Liz will share her methodology of how she creates the majority of her handbuilt pieces. The remainder of the workshop will be focused on the construction of a darted cup. Darting is a technique that can be used in a variety of functional and sculptural forms. Additional learning outcomes include: rolling, beveling, and folding a soft slab and 2-dimensional pattern making.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be emailed closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Liz grew up in Northern California and was a child of both an entrepreneur and an admirer of the arts. Both parents instilled a determination and confidence in her that she could succeed at anything she worked towards.

She attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to complete her Masters of Fine Arts in 2004. Since graduation, she has lived and worked as a studio artist in Bakersville, North Carolina with her husband and glass artist, Scott Summerfield. Their daughter, Roby is an emerging artist focused on printmaking.

She has been an instructor and visiting artist at numerous clay facilities, colleges, and universities. She exhibits and sells her work nationally through exhibitions, galleries, and fine craft shows.  Her work resides in various permanent collections.

She has been featured and on the cover of Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times magazine. She has also written several articles and created an instructional DVD produced by Ceramics Arts Daily featuring her ceramic process and her work.

In 2020, she and Scott created Double Island Studio, a communal space created for art making, teaching, and learning.

www.lzspottery.com

Instagram: @lizzlotsummerfield

Hollow Building at Any Scale

Andréa Keys Connell
June 6th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60
All Levels

I will demonstrate my hollow handbuilding techniques, techniques that can be applied to building at any scale. We will discuss appropriate clay bodies for large scale building, firing schedules, a variety of surface options, epoxies, and how to build big with a small kiln. Our goal will be to demystify this process so that you can approach any project with confidence and creativity.

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.

Studio Artist: Associate Professor in Clay, Appalachian State University (NC). Other Workshops: Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Haystack (ME), Arrowmont (TN), Pocosin (NC), Southwest School of Art (TX), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Centre d’ arts Rozynski (QC). Collections: Private Estate Of William H Frederick (DE), Capital One (VA)

http://andreakeys.com

@AKConnell

Makin’ Bacon…Cups!

James Webb
June 6th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60
All Levels

Do you like Bacon? …Or how about bacon imagery? This workshop will introduce folks on how to create clay slab surfaces with visual depth on them by using glaze and mason stains, as well as, how to assemble a wet slab onto a thrown base. Learn to compile several layers of colored slip, carve into layers with trimming tools, and finally to use the trimmings to arrange, attach, and stretch onto slabbed porcelain to create deliciously exciting imagery! This workshop will utilize high fire materials in a gas kiln, but these techniques are also just as applicable to lower temperatures.

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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.

James Webb was born in Kentucky; the land of horses and bourbon, in a quaint farming-community town where he learned to help raise hay and work on various local farms. James grew up heavily artistically involved with drawing, painting, and martial arts, until taking a ceramics class for non-majors at Eastern Kentucky University as an undergrad. Having loved to work with his hands, clay more than filled that hands-on need to learn something new and experience touching clay within an array of new techniques. After becoming immersed in wanting to work with clay seriously, he acquired a BFA in ceramics from Eastern Kentucky University in 2012. Having finished an undergraduate degree, he then served as studio technician for his graduating university for two years, continuing to make work and learning technical aspects of clay studio practice.

 After applying to graduate school and accepting an offer from Southern Illinois University, James left his old Kentucky home and moved to Carbondale to achieve an MFA in ceramics in 2017. Upon having developed a voice in clay in graduate school, he began developing strong ideals in his work. Some of the aspects he deals with in his work are Lexical-gustatory synesthesia, semiology, perception of authenticity in materiality and Roman marble sculpture. In addition to working towards his degree at SIU, he also served as shop technician for one year, instructor of record in teaching ceramics for two years and Craft shop graduate assistant for three years before completing his residence as an artist at New Harmony Clay Project in New Harmony, Indiana.

James then traveled to Massachusetts, The Bay State, for the next chapter in his life to become artist in residence at Mudflat Pottery Studios in Boston. During his time there he also taught ceramics in beginning and advanced wheel throwing, juried four shows, served as part of the tech team and became an integral part of the Mudflat community. Continuing to make objects from clay, he then traveled to the Gateway to Freedom state, New York, to continue clay practice as Clay Art Center’s Rittenberg Resident Artist in Port Chester NY.

 After having lived up north for two years without having his southern accent compromised, James’ newest chapter brought him down south to Columbia, North Carolina to Pocosin Center for Fine Craft, where he currently serves as resident artist. His favorite food is salt and his favorite color is Realtree Camouflage.

@wranglermanceramics

Creating Depth Through Surface Decoration

Mike Gesiakowski
June 12th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

This workshop will allow students to learn how to create surface depth on their pottery by using a combination of slips, underglazes, and glazes. Mike will demonstrate how to build layers of information on your work to create a deep, expansive surface. Students will also be shown how vinyl stencils can be used to create patterns and decorations to enhance the feeling of dimension in your work. This workshop will utilize low-fire materials and electric kilns to obtain these results, but the techniques learned can be applicable for any temperature.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • Material list will be sent closer to class date.
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.

Mike is a ceramic artist living and teaching in St. Louis, MO. He received his BFA in Graphic Design from Northern Illinois University and his MFA in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He currently teaches at John Burroughs School, an independent 7-12 grade college prep school, where he is the chair of the Fine Arts Department. You can find Mike’s work at Charlie Cummings Gallery (FL) and Plough Gallery (GA).

Beautiful Butter Dishes

Martha Grover
June 12th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60
All Levels

In this clay workshop, Martha presents all of the steps on how to throw and alter an oval butter dish. This lesson is suitable for potters of all skill levels and is a great introduction to Martha’s style of working with bottomless cylinders and attached slabs.  This project begins with the throwing of a base and lid for the butter dish. The form is then altered and a slab bottom and top attached. This is a great technique to learn to get away from “round” pots. Martha also shows how she pulls a double-ended, dog bone-shaped handle and finish with altering the rim to complete the dish.

Details:

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

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

Color and Depth with Underglaze

Hannah Pierce
June 13th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

Student will learn how to build up surfaces and create convincing depth with underglaze. Hannah will demonstrate how she applies drawing and painting techniques to her ceramic surfaces, including cross-hatching, stippling, dry brushing, staining, blending, and color blocking. This class will explore how one can expand upon a 3-d form with color theory, painting application and texture, and perspective. Students may come with any type of bisqued form, pottery or sculpture.

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.

Hannah Pierce is a ceramic sculptor and mixed media artist residing in North County San Diego, CA. She received her MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of PA and her BA in Studio Art at Humboldt State University of CA. Before graduate school, Hannah worked as an educator for people with developmental disabilities at Canvas + Clay Studio located in Eureka, California. Influenced by this experience, she has taught many ceramic classes and workshops at art centers and colleges across the country with a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Hannah has exhibited her work in numerous internationally recognized exhibitions and art fairs, such as Aqua Arts Miami and Superfine! Arts Fair DC. She was a resident artist at Watershed Center for the Center for Ceramic arts as a Kiln God Award Recipient (2017) and a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks as the Abilities Fellowship Artist (2018-2019). Works from her solo show at Baltimore Clayworks were published in the summer issue of Ceramics Monthly and also promoted by Bmore Art Magazine. She is currently working towards a solo show at the Canton Art Museum in Ohio.

http://hannahmpierce.com

Making Base Terra Sigillatas

Rhonda Willers
June 17th, 2021
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

Terra sigillatas are versatile and can be used: with all types of clay, at all kiln firing temperatures, and in all types of ceramic kilns. In this class you will learn how to make and use base terra sigillatas.

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.

Rhonda Willers is a visual artist, writer, researcher, and author of the book, Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques. Focusing on fragility, space, and subtle strength, she works with repetitive forms and markings to elicit thoughts of memories, spiritual spaces, and rituals. Her diverse art practice includes ceramics, mixed media, drawing, painting, and time-based social practice installations and experiences. Rhonda actively engages in the ceramics community through her service as a volunteer working board member for NCECA. 

http://www.rhondawillers.com

Instagram: @r_willers

The Painted Pot: Line, Color, Imagery

Bede Clarke
June 19th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

This course will focus on building a personal approach to working with imagery (representational and abstract) on clay pots.   We will cover earthenware clays, slips and glazes, the use of colored slips/engobes for painting on pots, and approaches to imagery.

Technically this workshop is based on simple and direct methods: a red earthenware clay, a white slip, homemade colored underglazes and a clear glaze.  Within these simple materials and processes we will look to discover the potential of a curious and sensitive dialogue between the potter, the pot, line, color and imagery.

Details:

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

Bede Clarke has been a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri since 1992.  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.

 

Recent exhibitions include: Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Mo, University of St. Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN, Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University

bedeclarke.com

Instagram: @bedeclarke

 

Cut it out! Collaging with Color and Cutouts on Surface

Liana Agnew
June 26th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

 

Details:

In this workshop, students will learn Liana’s multiple approaches to designing a dynamic surface on cone 6 porcelain. Utilizing techniques in underglazing, slipwork, paper cutouts, wax resist, carving, and more, students will learn ways to achieve a layered and playful surface.

Details:

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

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Liana received her BFA in Ceramics and a BS in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She has exhibited nationally in galleries such as the Lux Center for the Arts, Morean Art Center, the Erie Art Museum, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Red Star Studios, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Charlie Cummings Gallery, the Milwaukee Institute of Art, and more. 

​Liana currently works as the Youth and Arts Coordinator and Teaching Artist in ceramics at the non-profit organization Brockway Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT). She is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program at Robert Morris University and expected to graduate in Spring 2021. Liana’s functional wares provide her with a sense of human connection between what she makes and the people that use them.


www.lianaagnew.com

Instagram: @lianaagnew

 

Building Dynamic Slab Forms

Hannah Pierce
June 27th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

This workshop will demonstrate innovative, “out-of-box” approaches to building lightweight forms out of slabs. Students will learn how to build height quickly and properly support challenging, warping forms. Hannah will demonstrate how she gracefully connects sections and manipulates flat pieces of clay to into curving architectural and figurative elements. She will also show how her illustrations help her develop interesting pieces.

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.

Hannah Pierce is a ceramic sculptor and mixed media artist residing in North County San Diego, CA. She received her MFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of PA and her BA in Studio Art at Humboldt State University of CA. Before graduate school, Hannah worked as an educator for people with developmental disabilities at Canvas + Clay Studio located in Eureka, California. Influenced by this experience, she has taught many ceramic classes and workshops at art centers and colleges across the country with a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Hannah has exhibited her work in numerous internationally recognized exhibitions and art fairs, such as Aqua Arts Miami and Superfine! Arts Fair DC. She was a resident artist at Watershed Center for the Center for Ceramic arts as a Kiln God Award Recipient (2017) and a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks as the Abilities Fellowship Artist (2018-2019). Works from her solo show at Baltimore Clayworks were published in the summer issue of Ceramics Monthly and also promoted by Bmore Art Magazine. She is currently working towards a solo show at the Canton Art Museum in Ohio.

http://hannahmpierce.com

Slab Building Pottery with Flat Pattern Templates

Jeremy Randall
July 10th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $60 
All Levels

Using a number of template-producing techniques, hand drawn, hand cut, and Cricut machine cut, we will explore the use of patternmaking in terms of building slab constructed pottery forms.  Using these same methods, we can also add texture and pattern to the surfaces of these forms making stencils and texture templates.

Details:

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

Jeremy Randall has been working in clay and making hand-built earthenware pottery for over 20 years. He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in 2000, and his Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics from the University of Florida in 2005. Currently he lives in Tully, New York, where he owns and operates his studio/teaching business Rusty Wheel Pottery. Jeremy’s work can be found in over 20 galleries across the US, has shown in numerous national shows, and has also had the privilege of teaching workshops across the United States and internationally. In 2017 he began an apprenticeship program in his studio, looking for ways to offer traditional/non-traditional education experiences in a ceramic studio setting.

www.jeremyrandallceramics.com

Instagram: @randallceramics

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