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Clay A Summer Session 5

Clay Summer Session 5
July 19 – August 4, 2020
Kyle Carpenter & 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, underglaze, and glaze 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. Code 05CA

Kyle: studio potter; teaching: Sawtooth (NC), College of Lake County (NC); exhibitions: Akar (IA), Schaller Gallery (MI). Michael: studio potter; teaching: Anderson Ranch (CO), Haystack (ME); collections: Islip Art Museum (NY), Gregg Museum (NC), San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (TX).

Black ceramic bottle with flower pattern
Kyle Carpenter, "Bottle," salt-fired stoneware, underglaze, 6-1/4 x 5 inches
Dark plate with delicate white flower and leaf pattern
Michael Kline, "Platter," stoneware, porcelain inlay, 15 x 2 inches