Sunday, April 20, 2014

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

Porcelain lidded jar by Adam Field

WORKSHOPS are a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn from established artists in the field of ceramics. We are very excited to present and offer the following workshops to you:

ADAM FIELD: Nature Tradition-Cultivating Inspirations in Clay

WHEN: Sat-Sun, May 3-4, 10 AM-4 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
FEE:
$200 member/$225 non-member

In this two day workshop Adam Field will demonstrate his methods for carving intricate pattern on a variety of wheel-thrown porcelain forms. From traditional techniques, to innovative solutions for timeless problems, participants will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. Participants will learn new skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns and will have a hands-on opportunity to try out Field's techniques and tools for themselves. Included will be generous discussions about studio practice, aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and promotion and marketing strategies. www.adamfieldpottery.com. Read more...

BRYAN HOPKINS: Porcelain Vessels from Function to Dysfunction

WHEN: Sat-Sun, August 16-17, 10 AM-4 PM
FEE
: $200 member/$225 non-member

In this two day workshop participants will learn about Hopkins' processes including how he uses porcelain to create functional items . Bryan will demonstrate his methods for combining wheel-thrown and hand-built elements to create unique vessels and utilitarian forms. Participants will explore surfaces, textures, and assembly processes: bisque molds, X-Acto knives and other carving tools will be utilized to create interest and dimension to their forms. Bryan is also co-jurying the August-September exhibition, SHAKE IT BABY! with Lisa Orr.
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ADRIAN ARLEO: The Figure in Ceramic Sculpture

WHEN: Sat-Sun, October 25-26, 10 AM-4 PM
FEE: $200 member/$225 non-member



This two-day demonstration workshop will be chockfull of demonstrations and slide presentations for coil building the figure and animal forms, as well as discussions for various surface finishes, both low-fired and non-fired. We'll focus on building techniques, developing surface textures and experimenting with different tools and found objects. Arleo will share her low-fire glaze recipes, and discuss application techniques. Adrian is the juror of LOOKING AT OURSELVES: Contemporary Figure Exhibition which is coming up in October.
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