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BOTANICAL ABSTRACTIONS: EXPLORING THE ORGANIC OBJECT
A Workshop with Leigh Taylor Mickelson
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24-25, 10 AM-4 PM
Nature repeats itself — in minute and simple ways, as well as grand and complex ways. In this 2-day hands-on workshop, we will look to natural forms as inspiration for our personal expression. Using several hand building methods, including pinching, coil and soft slab construction, extruding or even throwing, we will create simple organic forms in multiples. These multiples will be combined in various ways to make botanically inspired sculptures and/or wall works. For more details or to register, click here.
CREATING CUSTOM DECALS WORKSHOP
With Justin Rothshank
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1-2, 10 AM-4 PM
Students will use their own images, line drawings and text to create laser decals. They will learn the process of applying decals to wet clay, bisque and glazed ware. Students will also learn techniques for applying new and vintage commercial decals to ceramic pieces to create layered image collages on functional and decorative pottery. Students should bring pieces that have already been glaze fired. White or light colored glazes will work best with ceramic decals. Students may want to inquire about what glazes are recommended. For more details or to register, click here.
THE BONSAI TREE CONTAINED
With Ron Lang
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19-20, 10 AM-4 PM
Steeped in centuries of tradition, the art of bonsai is an ever-evolving art form often described as "living sculpture." This workshop will touch upon the art and practice of bonsai but focus on its age-old relationship with the ceramic container. The bonsai pot, whether traditional or innovative in design must provide for the horticultural requirements of the living tree. Through PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations and actual bonsai examples, students (participants) will be hands-on involved in the design decisions, functional and aesthetic details, proportions, surface treatment and finishes for containers appropriate to the many classic styles of bonsai design. For more details or to register, click here.
OPEN ENROLLMENT: FALL CLASSES 2011
Baltimore Clayworks' fall schedule is now posted on their web site. Below is a sampling of classes; for the full listing and class descriptions, please click here.
- IC1 Best of Both Worlds: Intro - Sunday, 6-9 PM, September 18 - December 4
- IC2 Best of Both Worlds: Intro - Tuesday, 10 AM-1 PM, September 20 - December 6
- HB2 Hand-building/Sculpture - Wednesday, 7-10 PM, September 14 - December 7 B
- HB7 Accoutrements: Hand-built Tableware - Tuesday, 10 AM-1 PM, September 20 - December 6
- HB9 Subtle & Sublime: Mason Stains- Tuesday, 7-10 PM, September 20 - December 6
- ST2 Woodfire for the Adventurous - Tuesday, 7-10 PM, September 20 - December 6
- ST5 Decals, Transfer & Underglaze - Sunday, 6-9 PM, September 18 - December 4
- ST6 The Cover Up: Jars - Friday, 7-10 PM, September 16 - December 2
- ST7 Molding: Sculpture & Ornamentation - Monday, 7-10 PM, September 19 - December 5
- ST8 Silkscreen & Clay - Saturday, 10 AM-1 PM, September 17 - December 10
- ST10 Alternate Surface Finishes - Sat & Sun, 10 AM-4 PM, November 5 & 6
- CC1 Teen Clay - Saturday 10 AM-12 PM, September 24 - December 3