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May Special Session Clay

Clay- May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
Kurt Anderson
Don’t Sweat the Technique

This workshop will focus on surface decoration and various techniques used to give your pottery a rich and vibrant surface. Students will be encouraged to develop their own personal iconography through the use of mishima, sgraffito, and simple brush painting. We’ll also spend time exploring simple methods of creating plates, trays, and small platters, either through wheelthrowing or slab construction. A moderate understanding of ceramic processes will be helpful, but this workshop is open to students of all levels. Upper clay studio. 

Studio artist; residencies: Watershed (ME), Archie Bray Foundation (MT), Penland Winter Residency, Fergus Post-MFA Fellow at The Ohio University.

@kurtandersonpottery

Kurt Anderson, Oval Flask with Dog, stoneware, slip, underglaze, glaze, 12 x 7 x 3 inches
Kurt Anderson, Oval Flask with Dog, stoneware, slip, underglaze, glaze, 12 x 7 x 3 inches
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Clay Spring Concentration

Clay Spring Concentration
March 6 – April 29, 2022
Caroline Douglas and Jenny Mendes
Parts Unknown

Deeply mining surface exploration and personal content will be the launching point for this workshop. Working with low- and high-fire clay, we’ll use both form and narrative to push the boundaries of the material. Experimentation with slips, underglazes, terra sigillata, low fire, and atmospheric firing will lead to the development of a unique body of work. Caroline and Jenny’s friendship and their experience working together in clay will be the catalyst for an engaging, interwoven, collaboratively-taught workshop. All levels.

“Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens.” -Carl Jung

Caroline: studio artist; teaches nationally and internationally; residencies: Glasgow School of Art (Scotland), Findhorn Foundation (Scotland); exhibitions: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (CO), Loveland Sculpture Show (CO), Coors Western Art Exhibit (Denver); publications: 500 Animals in Clay, Dreaming Out Loud: An Artist in Clay Rebuilds Her Life.

carolinedouglas.com | @carolinedouglasart

Jenny: studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Penland, Santa Fe Clay (NM), West Dean College (UK); multiple Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist fellowships; former Penland resident artist; other residencies in France, Slovenia, Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, The Netherlands, Latvia; exhibits nationally and internationally in galleries and juried exhibitions.

jennymendes.com | @misterclaudey

Caroline Douglas, Tail of Original Kindness, cone 10 salt-fired stoneware, slips, glazes, 25 x 17 x 19 inches
Caroline Douglas, Tail of Original Kindness, cone 10 salt-fired stoneware, slips, glazes, 25 x 17 x 19 inches
Jenny Mendes, Two Chalices, low-fire clay, underglaze, slip, glaze, terra sigillata, 9 x 8 x 4 inches.
Jenny Mendes, Two Chalices, low-fire clay, underglaze, slip, glaze, terra sigillata, 9 x 8 x 4 inches.
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Fall Weekend Clay and Printmaking

Clay and Printmaking – Fall Weekend Session
October 22-24, 2021
Paul Andrew Wandless
Intro to Printmaking on Clay

This workshop will be an introduction to printing on clay using screenprinting, monoprinting, and relief printing techniques. We’ll put images onto a screen without a darkroom, carve relief blocks with gouges, and make multicolor images with these screens and blocks. We’ll also make clay monotypes on plaster bats using transparent and opaque underglazes. We’ll cover mixing and modifying underglazes for use with each printing method so you can continue to explore these techniques after the workshop. No firing. All levels; beginners encouraged. 

Studio artist, teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Penland; author of Transfer on Clay, 500 Print on Clay; co-author of Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques; featured in the DVD Screen Printing on Clay with Paul Andrew Wandless. 

studio3artcompany.com | @studio3artcompany

 

This workshop begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and workshop activities will end at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday; students are welcome to stay through Monday morning. Monday breakfast will be the last meal provided; please plan to depart campus by 10:00 a.m.

NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Work by Paul Andrew Wandless
Paul Andrew Wandless, Numo and Jem, Creating, clay monotype, 9 x 13 x 3/4 inches