Thursday, July 14, 2011

TEA & SHORT COURSES @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

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THE ART OF TEA, SERVICE AND THE ORGANIC OBJECT

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With Po-Ching Fang and Shin-Yu Wang

WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31, 10 AM-4 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
For details or to register, please click here or call 410.578.1919 x 10.
www.baltimoreclayworks.org

This 2-day hands-on workshop with visiting Taiwanese ceramic artists Po-Ching Fang and Shin-Yu Wang will introduce their personal forms and methodology. Both artists will demonstrate individual techniques developed and refined over the past fifteen years and discuss how their decisions have informed their creative process and approach. Demonstrations will include a range of forms including flower vessels, teapots and service wares in addition to free-form sculptural vessels.

Image: Po-Ching Fang

Introducing Affordable Summertime Short Courses:

(To register, simply click on the title of any workshop below)

handsCeramic Sampler: a Wheel Taste

  • CS1 - Sunday, 6-9 PM, July 31 - August 21

CS2 - Monday, 7–10 PM, August 1 - 22

This course offers new students a 4-week introduction to the potter's wheel. This class is designed for those students who are unable to commit to a full length class but still wish to have an extended studio clay experience. Participants will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and bowl forms plus trimming. Students will also learn how to finish their pots using standard decorating and glazing techniques. This is a terrific way to discover if clay is something you want to get into.

INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy Wallace
TUITION:: $110 Members; $135 Non-members

Hand-building Utility: Soft Slab Vessels
ST10 Sundays, 11-2 PM, August-28

This 4-week course focuses on the casual elegance created with the soft slab method. Basic techniques will include: extruded form, template construction, darting, slump and drape molding. Through technical demonstrations and slide lectures, students will be exposed to the inspiring work of Sandi Pierantozzi, Margaret Bohls, Pete Pinnell, Billie Walters, and the lost art of Japanese Package Design. Both functional and sculptural possibilities will be explored. All levels are welcome.

INSTRUCTOR: Dina Weston
TUITION:: $110 Members; $135 Non-members

Animals for Adults
ST11 - Monday - Friday, 10-1 PM, August 22-26

In this 5-day intensive course students will construct a cat-sized creature of their own design. The sculpture might be of a traditional mythical beast such as a Chinese Kirin or an Egyptian Sphinx. It could also be a representation of an actual animal or a self-portrait of yourself as a Labrador retriever. The choice is yours. Students will learn building techniques that will help you get your beast off the ground and onto its four (or six) legs. The instructor will also discuss animal anatomy and how it differs and is similar to our own as well as ways of replicating fur, scales, skin and muscle. Participants should have some previous hand-building experience.

INSTRUCTOR:Trisha Kyner
TUITION: $175 Members; $200 Non-members

black_white_brownSLIDE TALK WITH AISHA HARRISON

WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 6:30 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RSVP to this event by clicking here.

Please join a slide talk with Aisha Harrison, Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist, where she will discuss the creative process when designing her figurative sculptures and the relationship of bi-racial identity themes in her work.

Aisha Harrison: Black, White, Brown

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