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Clay B Summer Session 6

JULY 30–AUGUST 11, 2023
Brooks Oliver
Playful Plaster Molds

In this workshop, we’ll rethink the plaster mold, celebrate experimentation, and reimagine the familiar functional vessel. We’ll explore both classic and innovative ways of creating prototypes and work with plaster to generate molds for slip casting and press molding. Students will playfully investigate multiple techniques for constructing and decorating unique vessel forms in high-fire porcelain and stoneware while conceptually challenging how and why we use utilitarian vessels. Expect to leave with a few finished pieces and new ways of exploring your process. Some experience with ceramics will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Lower clay studio. 

Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas; former long-term resident and current board member at Archie Bray (MT); NCECA Emerging Artist Award; exhibitions: San Angelo Museum (TX), Ceramics Park Mino Museum (China), Artstream Nomadic Gallery (CO), Dallas Pottery Invitational (TX), Lacoste Gallery (MA), Red Lodge (MT) Northern Clay Center (MN); representation: RO2 (TX), Rubinered Gallery (CA), Radius (MT), Archie Bray (MT). | @brooksoliver

Brooks Oliver, Grinders, porcelain, 10 x 4-1/2 x 3 inches
Brooks Oliver, Grinders, porcelain, 10 x 4-1/2 x 3 inches