Monday, June 23, 2014

EXHIBITS & CLASSES & A POP-UP GALLERY BY BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

SOCIAL FABRIC
KEVIN ROHDE

WHEN: JUNE 27-AUGUST 9; OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 6-8 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION:
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2013-2014 Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist, Kevin Rohde, will exhibit figurative sculptures that he created on site. Each figure is poised in anticipation, caught in a moment of confrontation with the unknown. The work deeply examines what it is to be human and further explores how we relate to one another and fit into our culture. He will also introduce new ceramic work that focuses on fabric as a singular theme. Fabric is a very important cultural signifier that Rohde uses as a metaphor to discuss our relationships and the greater world in which we live.

This exhibition is the culmination of Kevin Rohde's fellowship year. We are pleased to announce that Kevin will stay on as a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks.

SOLO GALLERY:  Ceramic sgraffito artist, Rebecca Grant, winner of the 2013 Cup Benefit show, will exhibit her functional porcelain pottery.


WORKSHOP with BRYAN HOPKINS

PORCELAIN VESSELS: From Function to Dysfunction

WHEN: WS03 - Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM-4 PM, August 16 & 17, 2014

In this hands-on workshop participants will push their creative limits, as well as the physical limits of porcelain. Porcelain will be used and exploited for its unique and amazing plastic and fired qualities. Bryan will demonstrate his methods for combining wheel-thrown elements to create unique utilitarian forms and vessels. Participants will investigate a range of surface textures and construction methods through the use of bisque molds, x-Acto knives, wood carving tools and water etching. Click here to read more and register for this incredible workshop!


Dig Your Hands In...

CLAY!

Basic Wheel Sampler: a wheel tease
WHEN: Mondays, 7-10 PM, June 16 - July 7  or Thursdays, 7-10 PM, July 17 - August 7
Instructor: Adam Sampson

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, trimming and adding handles.

Narrative Hand-building Sampler

WHEN: Sundays, 6-9 PM, July 20 - August 10
Instructor: Katherine Lee
This 4-week course will encourage artists to explore personal symbols and memories, transforming them into ceramic expression. Delving into images gleaned from the ordinary objects that one is drawn to, an artist can develop a visual vocabulary of forms and textures to then sculpt their story.



Best Impressions: Bisque & Foam Stamps
WHEN: Mondays, 7-10 PM, July 21 - August 11    
Instructor: Mary Cloonan
Stamp out boring surfaces! Texture provides a rich playground for glazes to explore. In this 4-week course students will create a personal library of stamps to enrich their ceramic practice. We will explore methods of making bisque sprig molds and hand-carve clay stamps: cylinder, balls, mushrooms and blocks. We will find new ways to employ craft foam, wood and Soft-Kut printing blocks. Discussion and the use of found objects will also be covered.

Try It!: Potter's Wheel
WHEN: July 13, Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Instructor:
Kathy Lee
One day. Three hours.  A creative way to spend the afternoon!  Experiment and explore in one of these weekend sessions for adults who are curious about the potter's wheel.  Participants will cover methods of centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms.  Invite your friends to join you - the perfect use of a weekend afternoon.



POP ON OVER!

To Our New Community Arts Pop-Up Gallery


WHERE: 2116 North Charles Street

Community Arts has a pop-up gallery and studio for the month of June in Old Goucher!

On Friday, June 20 and 27 from 5-8 PM we'll have clay demonstrations, Buy a Cup, Give a Class cups for sale and take-home kits for young people!

Photo courtesy of http://livebaltimore.com