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Spring Short Session Wood

Wood – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
Graeme Priddle
Sculptural Form and Surface

We’ll start this workshop by designing and developing small sculptural shapes using the bandsaw, carving tools (including chisels and grinders), and sanding equipment. These forms will then serve as canvases for surface embellishment techniques, including relief and textural carving with hand and rotary tools, burning/branding, and the use of acrylic and milk paints. These pieces could be finished works or experimental maquettes for later development into larger pieces. Those who wish to focus entirely on surface embellishment are welcome to bring turned/carved/fabricated/found wood objects to work on. All levels.

Woodturner, sculptor, workshop teacher known for his sculptural turnings/carvings reflecting the environments of his native New Zealand; teaching: Penland, Arrowmont (TN), Appalachian Center for Craft (TN), Campbell Folk School (NC), Johannes Michelsen School of Woodturning (VT); collections: Wood Turning Center (Philadelphia), Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Renwick Gallery (DC).

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wood sculpture by Graeme Priddle
Graeme Priddle, I Raro I Te Moana (under the sea), poplar, acrylic paint, 8 x 5-1/2 inches
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Spring Short Session Textiles

Textiles – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
Kim Mirus
Threading Heddles and Throwing Shuttles

From winding warps to throwing shuttles, we’ll explore all the exciting aspects of weaving on floor looms. We’ll set up a variety of looms with options ranging in complexity, and everyone will use them to experiment with woven structures using four- and eight-shaft patterns. Then each student will choose one of the looms and use it to weave more samples or a self-directed piece of their own design. Everyone will leave with a collection of samples and small woven pieces as well as the skills and confidence to weave independently. All levels. Second-floor textiles studio. 

Note: this workshop takes place in a second-floor walk-up studio that has partial access by a stair lift.

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), The Crucible (CA), K-12 public schools (CA), Penland; residencies: The Arctic Circle (Svalbard), MASS MoCA (MA), SÍM (Iceland), Penland Winter Residency (NC), ReCreative Denver (CO), Arrowmont Pentaculum (TN), Hambidge Center (GA), Icelandic Textiles Center; exhibitions: Wolpert Gallery (TN), ReCreative Denver (CO), 808 Projects (CO), SÍM Gallery (Iceland).

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weaving by Kim Mirus
Kim Mirus, Tenuous Ice, handwoven cotton and vintage silk, 30 x 30 inches
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Spring Short Session Photography

Photography – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
Richard Tuschman
The Poetic Portrait

Selfies, profile pics, and headshots are ubiquitous in contemporary pictorial culture, but how can we create portraits that transcend the ordinary? How do we photograph faces and figures to suggest deeper psychological truths, both particular to the subject and universal to our shared humanity? Using the examples of past masters, as well as Richard’s own work, we’ll start at the beginning, exploring the expressive elements of composition, color, gesture, environment, and both studio and natural lighting. Together we’ll pursue a quest to become emotional messengers through the medium of portrait photography. Students will need to bring a digital camera with manual controls. All levels.

Fine art photographer; teaching: Ringling College (FL), University of Akron (OH), Maine Media Workshops, Los Angeles Center of Photography; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Photolucida Critical Mass Top Fifty (2014, 2016, 2021); exhibitions: Center for Photographic Art (CA), Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow (Poland), Photovisa Festival (Russia); representation: Klompching Gallery (NYC), photo-eye Gallery (NM). 

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photograph by Richard Tuschman
Richard Tuschman, Portrait of Mike, archival inkjet print, 21-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches
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Spring Short Session Printmaking

Printmaking and Letterpress – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
Martin Mazorra
Woodcut and Letterpress Poster Workshop

This workshop will use the direct and immediate qualities of woodcut images combined with letterpress text as the operative elements behind graphic statements. It will provide hands-on experience in woodcut and in the principles and process of hand-composition and letterpress printing. We’ll cover Vandercook press operation, multiple pass registration, and general printing practices as we make beautiful woodcut posters. All levels. Letterpress studio.

Studio artist, proprietor of Cannonball Press; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio recipient; exhibitions: Planthouse Gallery (NYC), Signal Return (Detroit); collections: Beinecke Rare Book Library (CT), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Taubman Museum (VA), Block Museum (IL). 

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woodcut by martin mazorra
Martin Mazorra, Fresh Cut Feelings, woodcut and antique woodtype; letterpress printed on paper, 24 x 18 inches
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Spring Short Session Papermaking

Papermaking – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
Shannon Brock
Imagery in Papermaking

This workshop will explore image making in handmade paper. We’ll begin with an overview of basic sheet forming, including a discussion of fiber preparation and why we are using specific fibers. Then we’ll mix additives and pigment pulp that will be used throughout the workshop. On the second day, students will learn to prepare stencils with a variety of materials, and we’ll cover pulp transfers, pulp painting, watermarks, and blowouts. The rest of the time will be used to put these techniques into practice. Students may choose to create finished work or a library of examples. All levels. 

Studio artist; owner of Gaptoothed Studio (MO); teaching: Melbourne Grammar (Australia), Montclair State University (NJ), Museum School (MA); collections: Metropolitan Museum (NYC), Yale University Art Gallery (CT); publication: Papermaking for Printmakers by Elspeth Lamb.

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handmade paper by Shannon Brock
Shannon Brock, Untitled Card, cotton base, red cotton veil; Yupo stencil blowout, 7 x 5 inches
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Spring Short Session Metals

Metals – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
Funlola Coker
Metalsmiths and Bakers, Unite!

You don’t have to be a baker to take this workshop, but if you’ve ever dreamed of making the perfect set of measuring spoons, measuring cups, palette knives, or other baking utensils, this is the one for you! We will cover traditional metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, soldering, riveting, etc. You will be encouraged to embellish your pieces—using sawn, pierced, or forged elements—so your baking equipment will make professional bakers green with envy. This is a fun way to explore hollowware with practical results. We’ll work mostly with copper and brass, but students may choose to work with silver. All levels. Lower metals studio. 

Studio artist; teaching: Snow Farm (MA), Haystack (ME); Arts Memphis Arts Accelerator Grant (TN), Thayer Fellowship from the State University of New York Rockefeller Institute of Government; exhibitions: Brooklyn Metalworks (NYC), Fuller Craft Museum (MA), Tone Gallery (TN), Metal Museum (TN). 

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metal utensils by funlola coker
Funlola Coker, Utensils, forged Britannia silver, fabricated brass and copper, largest: 6-1/2 inches long
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Spring Short Session Glass

Glass – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
David Naito
Essential. Shape.

How do you form hot molten glass into a desired shape? This workshop will help you understand how glass moves and behaves. You will be guided through the needed heats and how and when to tool the glass. With an emphasis on basic shapes, we’ll cover steps such as gathering, marvering, blowing, and tool use, and you’ll learn to combine them so your glass making will become more fluent. Teamwork and the importance of assisting will be predominant aspects of the workshop. Bring your ideas, sketches, and curiosity and be ready to shape glass. Advanced beginning level: students must have taken at least one glassblowing workshop.

Studio Artist; teaching: Alfred University/New York State College of Ceramics, Anoka-Ramsey Community College (MN), UrbanGlass (NY), Penland, Punahou School (HI); visiting artist: Ball State University (IN), Tavastia Vocational College (Finland), Mass College of Art (MA); exhibitions: Design Museum Nuutajärvi (Finland), Foreman Gallery (NY).

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glass work by david naito
David Naito, Kilta in Creme and Orange, blown and fused glass, 9-1/2 x 14 x 6-1/2 inches
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Spring Short Session Drawing and Painting

Drawing & Painting–Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
Brooke Rothshank
Tiny Gratitudes

This workshop is designed to open our eyes to the details of life! We’ll create intricate, miniature paintings guided by the theme of gratitude. Students will learn how to make one-inch by one-inch designs using pencils and paper as well as basic Photoshop. We’ll experiment with watercolor and egg tempera paints. In the mornings students will have the option to paint imagery pre-drawn by Brooke; afternoons will be dedicated to original student work. We’ll have daily demonstrations, discussions about gratitude and creativity, time to journal, and room to experiment.  All levels. 

Painter/illustrator; teaching: International Guild of Miniature Artisans School (ME); International Guild of Miniature Artisans independent study grant, Indiana State Arts Council individual advancement grant; author of Tiny Gratitudes (Parallax Press); work featured in Miniature Collector and Dollhouse Miniatures magazines. 

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painting by Brooke Rothshank
Brooke Rothshank, Greta, watercolor, 1-1/2 inches diameter
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Spring Short Session Clay

Clay–Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4-studio days)
Hitomi Shibata and Takuro Shibata
Making and Place

In this workshop we’ll explore wheel-throwing, slab construction, and handbuilding to create simple utilitarian pottery: yunomi, mugs, bowls, and plates. We have been making handmade pottery with wild clay for many years, and we’ll share our approach to natural materials and how we combine our material ideas with traditional Japanese techniques. This workshop will inspire your creativity and help foster new ideas for your work. We’ll use cone 10 red stoneware and white slips. We will fire some of the pots to cone 10 test in a gas kiln to show the whole process and the results; the rest of the pots will be bisque-fired to take home. All levels. Upper clay studio.

Hitomi: studio potter; member of International Academy of Ceramics; teaching: Penland, Haystack (ME), Peters Valley (NJ), The Art League (VA), East Carolina University (NC); exhibitions: The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), Old Church Pottery Show (NJ); publications: Wild Clay (Bloomsbury).  

Takuro: director of STARworks Ceramics (NC); member of International Academy of Ceramics; teaching: Penland, Haystack (ME), Peters Valley (NJ), Longwood University (VA); residencies: Peters Valley (NJ), Cub Creek Foundation (VA); exhibitions: Blue Spiral 1 (NC), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), Old Church Pottery Show (NJ); publications: Wild Clay (Bloomsbury).  

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ceramic work by hitomi shibata
Hitomi Shibata, Yunomi, North Carolina clay, iron oxide, wood ash, shino, clear glaze; cone-10 fired, 4-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches each
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Wood Spring Concentration

Wood Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Yuri Kobayashi
Design with Curvature

Making curved shapes from flat wood is like making s’mores: it’s messy and fun and requires a bit of strategy. Sometimes it even takes a village, as it is often a collaborative team effort. We’ll first get up to speed on basic woodworking—from hand-cut joinery to coopering, steam bending, and lamination. Through daily demonstrations, exercises, and hands-on instruction, students will tackle design challenges to create utilitarian objects such as trays, containers, wall shelves, small tables, form studies, or other projects that incorporate curved wood. We’ll have weekly design discussions and group critiques. Our goal will be to explore and experiment with ideas expressed in wood. All levels.

Studio artist; teaching: Rhode Island School of Design, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), recent exhibitions: Arizona State University Art Museum, Center for Art in Wood (PA), Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Fuller Craft Museum; residencies: State University of New York Purchase, University of Wisconsin Madison, Arizona State University. 

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Yuri Kobayashi, Breath -i hear you-, ash, 30 x 29 x 48 inches
Yuri Kobayashi, Breath -i hear you-, ash, 30 x 29 x 48 inches
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Textiles Spring Concentration

Textiles Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Celia Pym
Visible Mending: Damage and Repair

This workshop will explore textile repair: how and why to do it. Students will develop skills for making visible repairs with hand-stitched darning, embroidery, and patching. We’ll play with ideas, color, and materials, and explore narratives, damage and decision making, the qualities of tenderness and care in mending, and mending’s relationship with fashion and the environment. Students will work on their own garments and those of others. A playful attitude and openness to ideas is central to this workshop.  All levels. Third-floor textiles studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Royal College of Art (London), London College of Fashion; exhibitions: Herald St (London), Firstsite (UK), Harewood Biennial: Radical Acts (UK), Trading Museum (Paris), Victoria and Albert Dundee (Scotland); collections: Crafts Council UK, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. 

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Celia Pym, Bill’s Sweater, owner’s original handknit sweater, yellow wool darning (photo by Michele Panzeri)
Celia Pym, Bill’s Sweater, owner’s original handknit sweater, yellow wool darning (photo by Michele Panzeri)
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Metals Spring Concentration

Metals Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
David Harper Clemons
Narrative Jewelry: Well-Worn Tales

Whether they are drama, mystery, social commentary, or personal history, stories can teach us lessons, memorialize events and people, and project the future. Students in this workshop will make wearable pieces and small sculpture. Guided technical and conceptual exercises will help them develop and hone their use of materials, iconography, and form to convey narratives through their work. We’ll cover surface embellishment, cold connections, soldering, mechanisms, hydraulic forming, casting, basic stonesetting, enameling, and using alternative materials. Bring curiosity and willingness to explore as you execute numerous pieces and live a great story during our eight weeks. All levels. Upper metals studio. 

Studio artist; teaching: University of Arkansas Little Rock, Haystack (ME), Pocosin Arts (NC), Arrowmont (TN), Penland; collections: Yale University Art Gallery (CT), Arkansas Art Center (AR), Metal Museum (TN), Renwick Gallery (DC); representation: Day in the Life Gallery (OR), Penland Gallery.

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David Harper Clemons, Point of Impact, silver, wood, pigment, 16 inches diameter
David Harper Clemons, Point of Impact, silver, wood, pigment, 16 inches diameter
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Iron Spring Concentration

Iron Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Stephen Yusko
Forged and Finished

Participants in this workshop will create objects that balance the industrial history of steel with a gracefulness of form. Building on a solid base of fundamental forging, forming and fabricating techniques, students will expand their visual vocabulary through creative problem solving and by exploring inventive uses of material. Techniques covered will include pattern and texture development, sheet and hollow forming, tube and pipe forging, hot and cold connections and finishing. All levels.

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Cleveland Institute of Art, Peters Valley (NJ), Touchstone (PA); residencies: SUNY Purchase (NY), San Diego State University (CA); Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Excellence Award (OH); Cuyahoga County Creative Workforce Fellowship (OH); exhibitions: Metal Museum (TN), FORGE, International traveling exhibition (UK and USA); publications: 500 Metal Vessels (Lark), Metalsmith SNAG JAMS, American Craft. 

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Stephen Yusko, Gilson Box, forged, machined, and fabricated steel, 5 x 3 x 3 inches
Stephen Yusko, Gilson Box, forged, machined, and fabricated steel, 5 x 3 x 3 inches
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Glass Spring Concentration

Glass Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Kit Paulson
Borosilicate Fieldnotes: The Explorer’s Notebook

A notebook is a license to explore the world: in this workshop we’ll explore and catalog ideas, methods, and structures in flameworked borosilicate glass. There will be a strong emphasis on daily hand-skill practice supplemented by drawing, reading, demonstrations, and slide shows. Students will learn techniques for solid structural flameworking along with building a strong foundation in making hollow, blown forms. All levels. Flameworking studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Pilchuck (WA), Bildwerk Frauenau (Germany), National College of Art and Design (Dublin), Pittsburgh Glass Center, UrbanGlass (NYC); residencies: Rosenberg Residency (MA), Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), S12 (Bergan, Norway); collections: Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), KODE (Bergen, Norway), Renwick Gallery (DC). 

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Kit Paulson, Pin Oak Leaf, borosilicate glass, 5-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
Kit Paulson, Pin Oak Leaf, borosilicate glass, 5-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
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Clay Spring Concentration

Clay Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Justin Rothshank
Decals, Soda Firing, and Pottery

This workshop will cover a variety of throwing/production techniques with earthenware and stoneware, and you will learn how to transfer your imagery onto ceramic work using decal, stamping, and layering techniques. We’ll cover image preparation, printing and transferring decals onto greenware and glazed pots, layering decals, commercial decals, and firing temperatures for various types of decals. We’ll fire all kinds of kilns, including wood, and we’ll specifically experiment with electric and soda kilns. We’ll talk about business for the studio potter, including daily production, marketing, and efficiency. All levels. Upper clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Touchstone (PA), Arrowmont (TN), Harvard Ceramics (MA), Baltimore Clayworks; co-founder of Union Project (Pittsburgh), Michiana Pottery Tour (Michigan, Indiana), and Indiana Clay Conference; collections: High Museum (Atlanta), Frick Museum (Pittsburgh), San Angelo Museum (TX); author of Low Fire Soda and Ceramic Decals: New Ideas and Techniques. 

rothshank.com | @jrothshank 

Justin Rothshank, Bowls, earthenware, decals, 5 inches diameter
Justin Rothshank, Bowls, earthenware, decals, 5 inches diameter
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Books & Paper Spring Concentration

Books Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Alex McClay
Form, Content, Book

In this workshop we’ll create meaningful and moving works of art by making books that merge form and content. We’ll begin by covering a plethora of bookbinding techniques, including one-page books, zines, pamphlet stitch, coptic stitch, drum leaf binding, case binding, and box-making. At the same time, we’ll practice creative exercises that will evoke your artistic voice and encourage content development. Then we’ll spend some time in the letterpress studio getting that content onto paper. You’ll learn to set type, make polymer plates, pressure print, and collagraph print, all while planning carefully for the book form. We’ll put it all together back in the books studio. Demonstrations, presentations, discussions, meditations, and exercises will enrich the workshop experience. Students will leave with a collection of handbound artists’ books and a working knowledge of bookbinding and letterpress printing. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: University of Cincinnati (OH), University of Georgia (GA); residencies: Tiger Lily Press (OH), Penland Core Fellowship (NC); exhibitions: Weston Art Gallery (OH), ArtSpace (NC), Haggerty Gallery (TX), Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking (GA).

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Alex McClay, Up and to the Right, book cloth, kozo, tracing paper, waxed linen thread, 4 x 5 x 1/4 inches