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Online Workshops – Ceramics

CERAMIC ONLINE WORKSHOPS

The Self Portrait in Clay

Jamie Bates Slone
August 14th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00PM ET

Tuition: $75

During this workshop, students will sculpt a human portrait out of solid clay alongside ceramic sculptor Jamie Bates Slone. Students will learn to create self-portraits in clay with specific attention given to trouble areas such as the eyes, mouth, nose, ears, and hair. Jamie will share how she addresses each of these areas as she guides students through the sculpting process. Proper proportions, sculpting techniques, tools, and clay will be demonstrated and discussed.  Anatomy, underlying bone structure, musculature, and expression will also be addressed. This workshop is open to all skill levels.

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.

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. She has taught workshops and given demonstrations at Belger Crane Yard Studios, GasworksNYC, Kent State, Westminster College, and SUNY Buffalo State. Her current work uses self-reflection to further explore themes like anxiety, depression, sexuality, and gender. 

Jamiebatesslone.com

@jamiebatesslone

Let’s Sgrafitto Yo

Sage Morgan
August 20th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00PM ET

Tuition: $75

Sgraffito is one of the oldest and most cherished techniques in the pottery world, while the word means “to scratch” we will be exploring so much more in the world of surface! Line value, clay consistency, and even how you apply slip all matter when thinking about how to prepare a pot for decoration. In this class, we’ll be getting down and testing what techniques fit with you while looking at some historical inspiration along the way.

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.

Sage Morgan is a potter living in the Appalachian mountains making work inspired by the hikes she takes through beautiful forests to bay knobs. Mushrooms and slugs are the main motifs you’ll see in her work; they are her favorite things to find while adventuring.

@grumpydwarfpottery

Feathers and Fur: Hand-built Animals

Jenny Day
August 27th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00PM ET

Tuition: $75

In this workshop, students will learn how to create a hollow-bodied animal using hand-building techniques like pinching, coiling, and slab construction. Students will also learn to make details such as fur, feathers, claws, and eyes. 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.

Jenny Day (b.1981) is a painter and sculptor who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She earned an MFA in Painting from the University of Arizona, a BFA in Painting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. Her exhibition record most recently includes Arte Laguna in Venice, Italy, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in Korea, Museum of Art Fort Collins, Mesa Arts Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Blue Star Contemporary Museum in San Antonio, TX,  Alabama Contemporary in Mobile, AL, and Elmhurst Museum in Chicago, IL. Day’s work has been supported by an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, a Puffin Foundation Grant, a Contemporary Forum Artist Grant from the Phoenix Art Museum, a Barron Purchase Award and on going support from The Process Museum. Day has participated at Greenwich House Pottery, the Ucross Foundation, the Jentel Foundation, and the Playa Foundation For The Arts, and many other artist residencies. Jenny Day is represented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, William Havu Gallery in Denver, Colorado, and Galerie Bengelstrater in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

Jennnyday.com

@jenny.marie.day

Printing onto clay using Photo-Lithography

Eylene Clifford
August 28th, 2022
12:00 – 2:00PM ET

Tuition: $80

Photo-Lithography is a fantastic printing technique that can be used to print any black and white image onto clay. You can use it to print photos or copies of your artworks.

What I will cover in this workshop:

  1. A short intro on how to edit photos so that you will get the best results when printing. For this I will be using my phone to edit the photos but you will be able to use any photo editing software on your smart phone or computer. The editing is very basic so no need for any elaborate photo editing software or apps.
  2. How to print your images onto paper or pronto plates
  3. The process of photo-lithography on clay which includes:
  • Mixing the ink
  • The printing onto clay process
  • Printing onto coloured slips or underglazes

Layering multiple prints

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.

Eylene is a ceramic artist working from her studio near Pretoria, South Africa. She started pursuing a career in ceramics in 2013. Her work is greatly inspired by nature and the beauty of everyday living which can be seen in the sensitive drawings on her vessels. She loves the slow process of hand-building, all her pieces are either coiled or built using slabs. In-between making Eylene teaches at a Ceramic School in Johannesburg and enjoys experimenting with new surface decorating techniques.  

@eyleneclifford_ceramics

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Magic Recipe 

Märta Mattsson

September 9 & 16, 2022
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Tuition: $130

There is no magic recipe but here are some tasty ingredients! Use the ones you like to create your own signature dish!

In this lecture and conversation-based course, I will guide you through how I have been navigating my way through working as a professional artist for 12 years. In the course, I will cover subjects like how to push your work further, how to use photography to make your work stand out, how to price your work, how to work with contemporary art galleries as well as design shops, and how to use social media to reach a wider audience and how to write contracts and loan agreements.

From a personal perspective, I will share my ups and downs and give you fruitful advice on how to make a living as an artist. In my own practice, I work as a conceptual artist making jewelry and sculpture. I teach conceptual and technical workshops. I am a huge material nerd working with anything from insects, metals, wood, resins, and silicone.

Lately, I have been pushing my work in new directions by collaborating with glassblowers, and drag queens, designing a collection of production jewelry for an exclusive design brand as well as making public art.

Details:

  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • materials list here
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.
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Märta Mattsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982. She received a Master degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 2010. She also received a Bachelor degree in jewellery art from HDK – Acadamy of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg and has been an exchange student at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and at Hawaii Pacific University. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally since 2006 in over 20 solo exhibitions and in many group exhibitions. Märta has given workshops and lectures around the theme of her work in countries like China, Belgium, Mexico, Thailand, USA, Sweden and Latvia and she is was employed as a lecturer at HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts in the department for jewellery art between 2018-2021. In 2016 Märta was awarded the prize Young Applied Artists 2016 in Sweden and her pieces can be found in prestigious Museum collections like MAD – Museum of Art and Design in New York and Nationalmuseum in Stockholm.

‘My jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar.’ – Märta

http://www.martamattsson.com

@martamattsson_jewellery

Saggar and Pit- Low Fire Techniques

Candice Methe
September 10th, 2022
12:00 – 2:00PM ET 

Tuition: $75

Open pit-fire and saggars have been employed to fire pottery since humankind has started working with clay. Students will learn the difference of the two techniques and the materials used to create beautiful surfaces at home or studio with this fun and exciting low-fire process. Students will learn about what materials produce which colors, different types of fuel for the fire and how “make” a kiln. In addition there will be a discussion on terra sigilatta and it’s applications to the pieces. Although the two methods are interchangeable there are fundamental differences, yet endless possibilities.

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.

Candice Methe is an artist and educator who has been working with clay for twenty-five years. Currently a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramics Arts, she earned her BFA from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff and her MFA from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

CandiceMethe.com

@candice_methe

Figure Painting with Underglaze

Anika Major
September 10th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00PM ET

Tuition: $75

In this workshop, Anika will demonstrate her technique of figure painting with thin layers of underglaze to build up vibrant colors. Learn to hone your own illustrative surfaces by layering colors, and creating custom skin tones. We will discuss how to thoughtfully attend to all surface areas of the form, and learn to place figures and imagery that extends beyond the main face of the pot. Create definition through the process of sgraffito, and add elements of underglaze pencil at the greenware stage. We will cover firing and glazing tips to highlight the surface at midrange, but the techniques are useful for both low fire and high fire work. Come away with new ideas and approaches to the surface, and a confidence in underglaze to create illustrative surfaces in your own studio practice!

This course is open to all skill levels!

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.

Anika Major is a Texas-born artist living in Seattle, Washington. She received her BFA in ceramics and painting from the University of North Texas in 2018. She is currently the studio manager at Rain City Clay in Seattle, where she teaches and maintains a full-time studio practice. Anika combines her love of clay and figure painting in her colorful pots, created using throwing and handbuilding techniques. The shapes of her pots imitate the lumpiness of the human body, and her surfaces come alive with expressive and flamboyant heroines. Her work explores tender narratives of romance, individuality, and queer domestic comforts.  

AnikaMajor.com

@anikamajor

Facebook.com/AnikaMajorArt

Can You Handle It

Adrienne Eliades
September 16th, 2022
12:00 – 2:00PM ET 

Tuition: $75

 

This workshop will improve students’ aesthetic sensibility to design and make ceramic mugs. A mug is an intimate object that can be for daily use or special rituals. We will consider balancing form and function to  create your own dynamic mug design considering unity, balance and proportions ideal for beverage containment. Learn techniques to  undertake the challenge of designing and forming handles that exist in perfect harmony with the body of the cup with intention and poise.

This course is open to all skill levels. Hand-builders and wheel  throwers are welcome.  Previous experience in clay will be helpful but is not necessary.

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.

Adrienne Eliades is a studio potter and educator living in Vancouver, Washington. She earned a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2008 and an MFA from University of Florida in 2016. Adrienne has been artist-in-residence at Ash Street Project in Portland, Oregon, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark and the Bright Angle in Asheville, North Carolina. Her works and writing are featured in numerous publications including UPPERCASE Magazine, Craft in America, Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Ceramics Monthly named her an Emerging Artist in 2018. In addition to maintaining a vibrant studio practice, Adrienne is the HOT CLAY Program Coordinator for Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in Idyllwild, California and has presented over 20 workshops nationwide.

Adrienneeliades.com

@bugaboo_eyes

Heat Work

Brooke Cashion
September 17th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00PM ET 

Tuition: $75

In this workshop, Brooke will present all of the steps on how she uses the high bisque/low glaze firing temperature method to create daring forms that are richly glazed. She will present multiple methods of glaze testing that helped her transition from cone 10 to cone 4 glazes which can be applied to a vitrified clay body. This can be done with store bought glaze as well. She will also provide a lo-tech high yield glaze testing method which will be accompanied by a handout which participants can use for any style of glaze or slip testing. Brooke will be working with a cone 6 sculpture clay, but her techniques can be used with any clay body and firing temperatures. She will talk about how she layers her glazes with brushing and slip trailing. In a presentation, she will also share her “go to” clay and glaze online resources.

This lesson is suitable for ceramicists of all skill levels looking for ways to expand the capabilities of their studio practice.

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.

Brooke Alexandria Cashion, born in Santa Clarita, CA, currently maintains her studio practice in Fort Collins, CO. Cashion holds an MFA from NYSCC at Alfred University, and a BFA from The University of the Pacific in 2010, and was a post-bac student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She has been a ceramic technician at Cabrillo College and Alfred University. Cashion was an adjunct professor for ceramics courses at Alfred University from 2019 – to 2021. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally and has participated in residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts. She is currently the curator for the Artstream Nomadic Gallery and maintains a full-time studio practice.

BrookeCashionStudio.com

@brookecashion

Lush & Layered Decoration Techniques

Taylor Sijan
September 24th, 2022
12:00 – 2:00 PM ET 

Tuition: $75

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

Two and Three Part Plaster Molds

Emily Loehle
September 17th, 2022
12:00 – 2:00 PM ET 

Tuition: $75

In this workshop I will demonstrate how to create both two and three part plaster molds that can later be used for slip casting clay. Students will learn how to study the form of existing objects to initially design a mold and will then see how to prepare the objects to be cast in plaster using clay. Basic guidelines for working with plaster will be discussed and creating coddle boards to contain plaster will be shown as well. Though the two and three part molds I create will be of functional cup forms, the techniques learned can be applied to casting forms of any kind and to creating multi part molds beyond three.

All skill levels are welcome but having some experience handling clay is helpful.

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.

Emily Loehle is a ceramic artist and art educator originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She received a Bachelor’s of Fina Art in Ceramics from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s of Fine Art in Ceramics from Indiana University, Bloomington. Through solo, group and juried and invitational exhibitions her work has shown both nationally and internationally in cities from Philadelphia, Seattle and Houston to Jingdezhen, China. She enriches her work through participation in workshops and residencies in art centers across the country including Watershed Center for ceramic Art and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She currently lives and works in Gunnison, Colorado where she teaches for the Art Department at Western Colorado University. When not in the studio or the classroom she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.

EmilyLoehle.com

@eloehle

Furry Animals: from Solid to Hollow

Jess Sallay-Carrington
September 24th, 2022
4:00 – 6:00PM ET

Tuition: $80

In this workshop I will lead the participants through sculpting an approximately 10” animal out of solid clay which will then be hollowed out. I prefer this technique for pieces of this size because of the freedom of movement the solid clay provides. Once the animal is built solid, we will then cut it into a few pieces, hollow it out, then reassemble and repair the cut lines. From there we will go over adding details like eyes, teeth and a few different ways to make fur texture.

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.

Jess Sallay-Carrington is a sculptural ceramic artist from Vancouver BC and Montreal QC, Canada. Jess is a queer and non-binary artist who’s work is heavily influenced by this aspect of their life. In 2014 they graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in ceramics. Jess has attended many artist residencies and been a part of many group exhibitions around Canada, USA and Europe. They have had multiple solo exhibitions with an upcoming one: Adapting, at Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges in Montreal. Jess is currently pursuing their master’s degree at the University of Washington, to be completed in 2023.

JessicasCreatures.com

@jessica.s.creatures

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Making Mugs: Sweating the Details

Eric Van Eimeren

Oct 1st, 2022
 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $75

Join me for two hours of demos and discussion about the most widely made, collected and used ceramic object out there… the mug. In this brief workshop we’ll discuss form, physical and visual weight… comfort, balance, leverage and general function. I’ll go over my non-traditional approach to handle making using wheel thrown, cast, and press mold techniques.

I’ll demonstrate throwing a few forms as well as decorative processes using slips and underglazes. Let’s geek out a bit and discuss details and how they can come together to make a functionally comfortable, spiffy (sick, dope, awesome) looking mug.

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.

Growing up in Huntington Beach, CA., Eric discovered ceramics in high school. He went on to earn a BA in ceramics at San Diego State University, and an MFA from Alfred University, N.Y. in 1990. He then moved to Helena, Montana to be a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation. At the end of his residency in 1993, Eric set up a pottery studio, and has enjoyed living and working in Helena ever since.

www.vepottery.com

@vepottery

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Textural Imagery with a Botanical Focus

Cathy Franzi

Oct 1st, 2022
 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $80

Learn to ‘draw’ onto the clay surface using textural imagery techniques including carving, sgraffito, incising, impressing, slip and ink inlay, stencils and water erosion relief. In this short course you will be introduced to each technique by practicing on slab tiles and explore mark making using various approaches to composition.

 

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.

Cathy Franzi is an Australian artist based in Canberra. She holds a MVA and was awarded a PhD in practice-led research (Ceramics) from the Australian National University School of Art & Design in 2015, where she currently teaches.

Through her studio practice she is engaged with ideas of nature and the environment, exploring ways to express cultural values attributed to Australian plants. Her interdisciplinary approach is informed by a first degree in Science, which has led to numerous science-art projects. She exhibits in Australia and internationally.

 

https://www.cathyfranzi.com

@cathy_franzi

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Hollow Building A Bust: Head, Shoulders, Neck, and Face

Andrèa Keys Connell

Oct 9th, 2022
 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $75

 I will demonstrate hollow building techniques for building a clay bust. We will focus on strategies for engineering a stable bust, neck, and head, as well as discuss and demonstrate ways to create an emotive portrait through facial mapping, gesture, and gaze.

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.

Andréa Keys Connell is an Associate Professor of Ceramics in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University.Her work has been featured in a number of national and international publications and exhibitions. She has had 17 solo exhibitions in various galleries and museums, including The Florida Holocaust Museum and The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. Andréa also works on large-scale public art commissions such as the See Also endowment commission with the Cleveland Public Library.

Along with exhibiting her work and teaching at App State, Andréa has taught workshops on figure sculpting at various craft schools across the country including Penland, Haystack, Arrowmont, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

 

 

Andreakeys.com

@andreakconnell

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Building Large Vessels

Erica Iman

Oct 13th, 2022
 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Tuition: $75

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

Learn how to use 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 live demonstration, discussion, and a presentation of inspiring ideas from various artists.

 

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.

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.

http://ericaiman.com/

@ericaiman

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