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Clay A Summer Session 5

Clay Summer Session 5
July 17–29
Kyle Carpenter and Michael Kline
The Seasoned Surface

Students in this workshop will explore a full palette of surface design techniques and how they relate to functional pottery form. We’ll stamp, paint, scratch, and scrape stoneware pots, bringing layer upon layer of visual interest to the surface. We’ll experiment with flashing slips, underglazes, and glazes that will be enhanced in cone 10 soda and salt firings. Fresh ideas and new skills will open a path forward for each student’s creative exploration. We’ll engage the class in conversation regarding their individual perspectives of studio potter life and practices. All levels. Upper clay studio.

Kyle: studio artist; teaching: Sawtooth School of Visual Art (NC), College of Lake County (NC), Habersham Mills (GA), University of Alaska SE; exhibitions: Clayakar (IA), Schaller Gallery (MI); collections: Mint Museum (NC). 

carpenterpottery.com | @kylecarpenterpottery

Michael: studio artist; teaching: Anderson Ranch (CO), Haystack (ME), Harvard (MA), Shadbolt Center for the Arts (BC); collections: Islip Art Museum (NY), Gregg Museum (NC), San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (TX); publications: Tableware in Clay (Crowood Press), The Art of Contemporary Pottery and Functional Pottery (Krause Publications), Mastering the Potter’s Wheel (Voyageur Press); former Penland resident artist. 

klinepottery.com | @klineola

Kyle Carpenter, Bottle, salt-fired stoneware, underglaze, 6-1/4 x 5 inches
Kyle Carpenter, Bottle, salt-fired stoneware, underglaze, 6-1/4 x 5 inches
Michael Kline, Platter, stoneware, porcelain; Korean Buncheong-style inlay, 15 x 2 inches
Michael Kline, Platter, stoneware, porcelain; Korean Buncheong-style inlay, 15 x 2 inches