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Fall Short Session Week Clay

CLAY SHORT SESSION
September 25 – 30, 2022
Andy Shaw
Plates: Designing A Matching Set of Four

This workshop will be a fast-paced exploration of plate design for a table setting of four. Using generative and iterative design methods, each day will highlight a specific technique for shaping plates and for finding a visual language. We’ll begin by asking the question, “What is required of design for objects to be called a set?” Daily technical demonstrations, slide talks, collective learning, and generative exercises such as drawing will help turn our studio into a hothouse of ideas. By week’s end, students will develop a toolbox of strategies for plate design. A range of clay bodies will be available; we’ll conclude with a bisque firing. All levels. Upper clay studio.

Associate professor at Louisiana State University; coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic Keramik Exchange (Iceland), co-director of the first Queeramics Symposium (LA); residencies: SÍM (Iceland), Íshús Hafnarfjarðar (Iceland), McKnight at Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis), Evelyn Shapiro Fellow at The Clay Studio (Philadelphia); collections: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute (China), Garth Clark and Mark Delvecchio Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. 

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Andy Shaw, Dinner Tray, press-molded black stoneware, 1 x 12 x 11 inches
Andy Shaw, Dinner Tray, press-molded black stoneware, 1 x 12 x 11 inches