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Zoom Workshops – Ceramics

CERAMIC ZOOM WORKSHOPS

Animal Portraiture: Sculpting Solid on an Armature

Shelsea Dodd
October 24th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00PM ET 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

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
  • Click Here for Suggested Material List
  • 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.

 

shelseadodd.com

Instagram: @shelseadodd

What a Gem: Glazing and finishing techniques

Samantha Oliver
October 24th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00PM ET 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

In this workshop I will be demonstrating how I use multiple decoration techniques and minimal glazing to achieve interesting surfaces with gem like accents. Low firing a high fire glaze; different colored stains, inlay at the bisque stage, borax washes, and luster applications will also be covered.

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; 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)

www.samanthaoliver.com

Instagram: @samanthaolivr

China painting with alternative mediums (no noxious oils!)

Katy Drijber
November 6th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00PM ET

Tuition: $60
All Levels

In this workshop, students will learn how to china paint without traditional, strong-smelling mediums like lavender oil, clove oil, and turpentine. Rather, I will demonstrate how to use nontoxic and easily obtainable materials like powdered sugar and milk as china painting mediums. 

We will discuss how to prepare the glazed surface for china painting, how to transfer a 2-dimensional drawing onto ceramic, and how to apply and manipulate china paint. We will also talk about imagery choice and placement, as well as other ways to utilize china paint to make your ceramic pieces ‘pop’! 

Lastly, I will discuss some of the difficulties that students may encounter while china painting, and I will offer some solutions to those problems. 

*Having some finished glazed pieces to work on would be a big plus, preferably in lighter colors. However, if this is an issue for students, they can also buy used plates at the thrift store (just BE SURE they are actually ceramic, not milk glass or corelle – glassware may melt in the kiln even at the low temperatures we use for china painting!)

* This class is appropriate for beginners!

Details:

Katriona Drijber is a ceramic artist who was born and raised in a small coal mining town in British Columbia, Canada. Drijber was only sixteen when she graduated high school and left home to attend Kootenay School of the Arts. It was here that she took her first clay class and began a lifelong fascination with ceramics. 

 

Several years after earning her diploma in studio ceramics at KSA, Drijber went back to school to complete her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in ceramics at Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. The visiting instructor program at ACAD exposed Drijber to many national and international professional artists and opened her eyes to the world of research and travel that ceramics could open up.

 

After graduating from ACAD, Drijber attended residencies and conducted ceramic research at institutions such as the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Banff Center in Canada, and Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. A recent MFA graduate of Utah State University, she has worked and attended residencies at institutions such as Penland School of Craft, North Carolina; Arrowmont School of Craft, Tennessee; and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. During the COVID-19 pandemic she completed half of a long-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and currently she is a studio artist working out of the crowsnest pass, Alberta. 

 

www.kdrijber.com

@kdrijber

Bright and Bold Low-fire Ceramic Surfaces

Travis Winters
November 13th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00PM ET

Tuition: $60
All Levels

Ever wonder how to obtain a bright and bold surface on your low-fire pottery or ceramic sculpture? In this workshop students will learn how to build dynamic low-fire ceramic surfaces using a variety of techniques and materials. We will explore the endless possibilities of applying Terra Sigilatta, underglaze, glaze and mason stains to add dimension to low-fire work with minimal kiln firings. At the end of this class students will have gained a new perspective and understanding of creating rich low-fire ceramic surfaces.

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.

studio artist; Programs Manager at Touchstone Center for Crafts; Artist Residencies at Baltimore Clayworks (MD), Red Lodge Clay Center (MT), Odyssey Clayworks (NC), Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (ME) Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN); Other teaching: Reitz Ranch (AZ), Touchstone Center for Crafts (PA), Baltimore Clayworks (MD), Baldwin Wallace University (OH), Buffalo State College (NY), Corning Community College (NY), Hood College (MD), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PA), John’s Creek Art Center (GA), College of Southern Maryland (MD))

www.travis-winters.com

Instagram: @traviswintersceramics

The Painted Pot: Line, Color, Imagery

Bede Clarke
November 13th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00PM 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:

  • Click Here for Suggested Material List
  • 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!

Rickie Barnett
November 14th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00PM ET 

Tuition: $60
All Levels

Ever wanted to take your drawings on clay to a new level of presentation? In this workshop we will go over the steps of creating a cutout wall hanging tile, using slab construction. Students will learn everything from image concept to a finished hollow greenware sgraffito tile, ready for bisque.  We will take our drawings, cutting out contours and odd shapes to use as templets for our slab construction. Covering everything from slab prep to simple construction, to transferring drawings, sgraffito techniques, form clean up, color application and prepping simple wall hanging techniques. All while having a hoot of a time!

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.

Rickie Barnett grew up in the Northern California city of Redding. He attended California State University, Chico, receiving a Bachelors of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in painting and ceramics. After Graduating in the fall of 2013 he took up a year long position as an Artist in Residence at Taos Clay Studio in Taos, NM. He then moved to Seattle for a long term position as a Studio assistant to Deborah Schwartzkopf at Rat City Studios. In 2016, he moved to North Carolina, to become a studio assistant to ceramic sculptors, Cristina Cordova and Jeannine Marchand. His work has been shown both internationally and nationally. Currently, he lives near Penland School of Craft, where he works out of his home studio, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

www.twoheadeddiver.com

Instagram: @rickiebarnett

Handbuilt Bowls: Multiple Ways

Erica Iman
November 19th, 2021
12:00 – 2:00PM ET 

New Session! 

Tuition: $60
All Levels

 

Erica will show you her distinctive approach to building bowls in various ways. She’ll demonstrate building solid, creating unique sculptural edges, utilizing bisque forms to make new shapes and designs, pounding out forms with handmade tools, adding texture to surfaces, as well as how she builds and refines her signature bronze glazed bowls with round bottoms and ripped natural edges. Erica approaches her work with an intuitive directness that works with the materials’ inherent properties to create pieces that feel both ancient and modern. She will share a brief presentation on her work and life as an artist, as well as drying, firing and glazing methods, and a handout with materials, clays, firing schedules, and glaze recipes.

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.

Erica Iman is a sculptor, painter, and potter working primarily in clay and raw earth materials with forms based in geology and fragmented landscapes.

In 2005, between earning her BFA, BSE, and MFA degrees, she served 2 years in the U.S. Peace Corps on the Eastern Steppe of Mongolia teaching English and Gardening while exploring the Gobi desert and Altai Mountains.  In 2007, she was a selected participant in the International Workshop for Ceramic Arts in Tokoname, (IWCAT) Japan program, spending the summer studying contemporary and ancient Japanese pottery and culture.   

Erica is currently a studio artist in Kansas City, MO, is a founding member of the KC Urban Potters, and an Artist Inc. facilitator.  She has taught in various schools and art centers, participated in Steinbeisser’s Experimental Gastronomy dinner in San Francisco and will be part of an upcoming show at Direktorenhaus Art Museum in Berlin.

https://ericaiman.com/

@ericaiman

Expand Your Color Palette with Underglazes

Julia Feld
November 19th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00PM ET 

Tuition: $60
All Levels

It doesn’t matter if you make pottery or sculptural ceramics, you’re involved with low or high fire processes, have years of studio experience or have just started with clay, you will learn how to boost your ceramics with bright colors. This workshop is designed to introduce you to the painterly surface treatment as an alternative way to traditional glazing techniques. You will learn how to use underglazes, underglaze pencils and chalks to create multi-layered, colorful imagery. You can practice painting on a simple tile or move on to three-dimensional form right away. Have your favorite brushes, source images ready, and eagerness to get bold with colors. You don’t have to know how to paint or draw.

Details:

All my work is hand-built and one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional canvases that incorporate form and a painted surface into one work of art. I’m a purist, I work only with ceramic materials and embrace the unpredictability of the firings but working with underglazes gives me control over the colors. On a conceptual level, I explore psychological and emotional issues of a deep personal nature and in addition, I raise common, universal questions that are understood without explanations. I’m an active member of the national and international ceramic community and my work has been shown all over the US and internationally.

 www.juliafeld.com/ 

@Juliafeldceramics

Instagram-course for artists

Carina Shoshtary

December 3 & 5,  2021
12:00-2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $125

In this online workshop for artists, designers, and people working in other creative fields you will learn how to use Instagram optimally to showcase, brand, and market your work, reach new clients, make interesting contacts, and gain more reach and publicity in general. The themes we will cover are bio, profile types, posts/grid, stories, reels, live, hashtags/tags, algorithm, Instagram shopping, reach, and more.

Please make sure to update your Instagram app on your phone so you have the newest version available.

Details:

Carina Shoshtary, a Munich based artist of German and Iranian ancestry, is known for her other-worldly contemporary jewellery pieces that are made from unconventional materials for unusual areas of the body. Her recent project “The Hunter” extended her practice into the fields of mask making, music, and photography, and initiated collaborations with performing artists. 
Since 2017 Shoshtary curates the highly popular Instagram page @fashion_for_bank_robbers on which she presents the most innovative masks and headpieces created by contemporary artists from all around the globe.

carinashoshtary.com

carinashoshtary

Creating Rich Low Fire Ceramic Surfaces

Shelsea Dodd
December 12th, 2021
1:00 – 3:00PM 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

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.

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.

 

shelseadodd.com

Instagram: @shelseadodd

Bowls and Surface

Sam Momeyer

REGISTRATION CLOSED 


All Levels

In this workshop, students will learn how to make a bowl from start to finish, focusing on both form and surface at the same time. Using a drape mold combined with coiled and pinched elements, I’ll demonstrate how to make a shallow bowl and how to use inclusions and layers of washes to create surface depth without glaze. Form and surface are intertwined from the beginning as we go over how to stain the clay body itself, form the bowl, add the inclusions while the piece is still wet, and how to think about textures to catch washes to create more contrast later on. We’ll go over my mid-range electric firing process in detail all the way to sanding and how to pay attention to the little details along the way that can make all the difference in a finished pot.

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.

Samantha Momeyer was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She obtained a BFA with a concentration in ceramics from California University of Pennsylvania in 2013. After graduating, she worked as a summer studio technician at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA. There she became enamored with the process of woodfiring and living in the woods. She spent the off seasons working as an apprentice at Ton Pottery in Pittsburgh. In 2015 Samantha was awarded the Pozefsky Fellowship at Baltimore Clayworks. After a year in Baltimore she longed to leave the hustle of the east coast for adventure. She was accepted as a post baccalaureate student at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2016 and made the long drive from Baltimore to Anchorage with her partner, Shelsea Dodd. The rugged landscape and colors of Alaska have made a great impact on her work and life. After two years of studying in Alaska, she moved to Helena, Montana to work as Tara Wilson’s studio assistant before becoming a long term resident at Studio 740, where she now maintains a full-time studio practice

https://samanthamomeyer.com/

Instagram: @momeyerpottery

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Gear Up! Get a gorgeous new kelly green Pocosin Arts Apron with an adjustable strap and a large front pocket. Purchase includes shipping!

Cost: $12