Spring One-Week Session 3:
April 22 - 28, 2018

 

Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.

 

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Clay


Lisa Pedolsky, Flask Vase, earthenware, multiple glazes,

14 x 71/2 x 4 inches

Lisa Pedolsky
Handbuilt: Conceive, Construct, Embellish

Using techniques similar to package design and dressmaking, we値l explore slab-constructed functional forms using earthenware clay. Beginning with concept drawings, we値l make patterns with paper and roofing felt and then create and assemble clay components. Surface treatment techniques will include layers, slips, sgraffito, stencils, and the use of familiar and unconventional tools. Students will discover how various techniques may be combined to achieve more complex forms and effects. The week will conclude with a bisque firing and glaze demonstrations. All levels. Studio fee: $40. Code S03CB


Studio artist; teaching: Shakerag Workshops (TN), Taos Clay (NM), San Juan College (NM), Plinth Gallery (CO); residencies: NCECA International Partners Program, Centro de Arte Curaumilla (Chile); representation: Plinth Gallery (CO), Diane West (CO), La Mesa of Santa Fe (NM); publications: Studio Potter, Pottery Making Illustrated, 500 Vases (Lark Books).

lisapedolsky.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Glass


Raven Skyriver, Gyre, off-hand sculpted and carved glass,

19 x 26 x 28 inches

 

Raven Skyriver
Asymmetry

This hot glass workshop will be all about sculpting out of round. We値l focus on team work, timing, and problem solving on the fly, giving students a foundation on which to build intricate asymmetrical forms and teaching them how to overcome technical obstacles. If you are someone who works on symmetrical forms and you want to change it up, or if you simply want to sharpen your hot sculpting skills, this workshop has a lot to offer. Advanced level: your application must be accompanied by a CV detailing your experience in glass and five images of your work. Send these to registrar@penland.org. Studio fee: $40. Code S03GA


Studio artist; teaching: Pilchuck (WA), The Studio at Corning (NY), Niijima Glass Center (Tokyo), Glass Furnace (Turkey), Aya Glass (Japan); exhibitions: Glasmuseet Ebeltoft (Denmark), Island Museum of Art (WA), Maryhill Museum of Art (WA), multiple solo shows at Stonington Gallery (Seattle).

ravenskyriver.com

 

 

 


 

Metals


Janna Gregonis, Prints, porcelain, sterling silver, 24k gold, rubies,

enamel, graphite, 3 x 2 inches each

 

Janna Gregonis
Beyond the Bezel

This workshop will address simple stonesetting with an object or stone and then move toward nontraditional prong and tension settings. We値l make our own bezel wire and learn how to modify and customize that wire. We値l address when and why a prong setting might be a better solution to setting a stone, and we値l emphasize creating settings for odd and difficult stones and objects. Whether you want to learn new skills or push your skills to a new level, this workshop is open to students of all levels. Studio fee: $45. Code S03MB


Studio artist; teaching: 92nd Street Y (NYC), Peters Valley (NJ), Kutztown University (PA), St. Johns University (NYC), Newark Museum of Art (NJ); exhibitions: Kutztown University, Milton J. Weil Gallery (NYC), Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco); collections: Museum of the Brazilian Object (Brazil), Fleur Bresler (US).

jannagregonis.com