Fall Concentration

Fall Six-Week Concentration:
October 2 – November 11, 2022

Register for Workshops

Fall Scholarship Information
Applications deadline is May 15.

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

BOOKS AND PAPER FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
Cathy Adelman and Alice Vaughan
Books and Boxes: Divine and Sublime

This workshop will cover a broad range of traditional and modern techniques for making well-crafted, thoughtfully designed fine bindings and boxes. Through daily demonstrations and hands-on instruction, students will learn to make case bindings (both flexible and hard), slipcases, and portfolios using the primary materials of leather, paper, and book cloth. We’ll embellish our work using finishing techniques such as leather tooling, inlay, and gilding.  Two instructors with complementary and wide-ranging experience will present students with plenty of information and alternate approaches. All levels.

Cathy: studio artist; teaching: Guild of Bookworkers, Penland, private lessons; exhibitions: Gutenberg Museum (Switzerland), Grolier Club (NYC), American Bookbinders Museum (San Francisco), Bibliothèque Lausanne (Switzerland), Médiathèque Intercommunale (France), Bibliotheca Wittockiana (Belgium); work in private and public collections domestic and international.

cathyadelman.com

Alice: owner and principal binder at Hudson River Bindery (NY); teaching: State University of New York-New Paltz, Penland, private lessons; 40-years of experience binding books beginning with trade, commercial, and library bindings, and now working with clients from many parts of the book world with an increasing interest in repair and restoration. 

hudsonriverbindery.com

Cathy Adelman, The Bark of Memory/L'Ecorce du Souvenir, flexible leather binding, reliure a cru, bound in black leather, doublures and flyleaves in grey suede, leather endbands, titled in white foil, text by Helene Dorian, illustrations by Carol Bernier, 17.7 x 12.7 x 1.7 centimeters; 7 x 5 x 4-1/4 inches
Cathy Adelman, The Bark of Memory/L'Ecorce du Souvenir, flexible leather binding, reliure a cru, bound in black leather, doublures and flyleaves in grey suede, leather endbands, titled in white foil, text by Helene Dorian, illustrations by Carol Bernier, 17.7 x 12.7 x 1.7 centimeters; 7 x 5 x 4-1/4 inches
Alice Vaughan, Red Leather Chemise and Box, red harmatan leather, 5 x 4-1/4 x 1 inches
Alice Vaughan, Red Leather Chemise and Box, red harmatan leather, 5 x 4-1/4 x 1 inches
CLAY FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
Matt Repsher
Finding Form and Surface

This workshop will focus on developing form and surface in pots, using history, environment, and personal experiences to help students develop their voice in clay. We’ll focus on the techniques I use for creating elaborately patterned vessels–including wheelthrowing, handbuilding, and color-slip inlay. Working mostly with mid-range stoneware fired in electric kilns, students will push the boundaries of ceramic materials by experimenting with multi-layered surface treatments using carving, colored slips, underglazes, and glazes. Projects, exercises, and conversations will stimulate exploration and growth. All levels. Upper clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Indiana University, University of New Mexico, Penland, Pocosin Arts (NC), Arrowmont (TN), Santa Fe Clay (NM); collections: Boise Art Museum (ID), San Angelo Museum (TX); residencies: Pocosin Arts; Penland Resident Artist Program.

@repsherceramics

Matt Repsher, Weedpot, ceramic, 7 x 5 x 5 inches
Matt Repsher, Weedpot, ceramic, 7 x 5 x 5 inches
PAINTING FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
Holly Roberts
The Perfect Marriage: Paint and Collage

You are invited to engage in exploration, investigation, and risk-taking as you combine and recombine disparate media: paint, photographs, text, printed matter, and other materials. We’ll begin by experimenting with different ways of applying paint and then build images through a variety of methods, including transfers and direct adhesion. Students will be asked to contribute ideas and to share techniques while experimenting and exploring different ways of painting and using collaged materials in the world of mixed-media. Our study will be enriched by virtual presentations from several contemporary artists. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: Anderson Ranch (CO), Pacific Northwest Art School (WA), Santa Fe Workshops (NM), Penland; two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships; 2008 artist in residence at Hollins University (VA); exhibitions: Candela Gallery (VA), Craig Krull Gallery (CA), Morpeth Contemporary (NJ); 2018 career retrospective at Griffin Museum of Photography (MA), “Fresh 2021” solo exhibition at Klompching Gallery (NYC); work published in monographs by Friends of Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, and Nazraeli Press. 

hollyrobertsstudio.com | @hollyrobertsstudio

Holly Roberts, Horse Looking Back, mixed media, 30 x 47 inches
Holly Roberts, Horse Looking Back, mixed media, 30 x 47 inches
GLASS FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
Aya Oki
Passionate Harmony

This intensive workshop is an opportunity to learn about the materiality of glass and how to express yourself through the material. Explore what it is about glass that fascinates you and learn more about yourself and what you and the material have in common. We’ll cover many techniques including basic glassblowing, assemblage, color application, coldwork, sculpture techniques—from the bench to the cold shop. Traditional and nontraditional processes will help you access the expression that comes from a harmony between you and the material. All levels. Hot glass studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Nagoya University of Arts (Japan), Palomar College (CA), Anoka-Ramsey Community College (MN), California State University San Bernardino, Pilchuck (WA), Tulsa Glassblowing School (OK), Penland; residencies: Creative Glass Center of America (NJ), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Murano Residency (Italy), Duncan McClellan Gallery (FL), Residence Together (Sweden), Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), Corning Museum of Glass (NY), Monterey GlassWorks (CA).

aya-oki.com | @ayaokidoki

Aya Oki, Bloom IV, glass, 15 x 12 x 12 inches
Aya Oki, Bloom IV, glass, 15 x 12 x 12 inches
IRON FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
Thomas Campbell
Fabrication: Volume I

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of steel fabrication with an emphasis on design: both functional and sculptural. We’ll begin with exercises and assignments emphasizing proper fabrication technique, design, critical thinking, and problem solving. We’ll build off of these exercises weekly, establishing a skillset that will support personal exploration. Demonstrations will include, but not be limited to, technical drawing and layout, basic sheet-forming, MIG and TIG welding, grinding, sanding, finish work, and patination. Students will leave with new skills and a thorough understanding of steel fabrication. All levels. Note: This is not a forging workshop. 

Studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Penland; residencies: Penland Core Fellowship; exhibitions: Blue Spiral 1 (NC), Signature Gallery (GA), MINT Museum (NC), Metal Museum (TN); representation: Blue Spiral 1, CultureObject (NY); collections: University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

thomascampbellcraft.com | @thomas_campbell

Thomas Campbell, Sweep, steel, 34 x 17 x 7 inches
Thomas Campbell, Sweep, steel, 34 x 17 x 7 inches
METALS FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
Hiroko Yamada
Traditional Meets Contemporary: Jewelry and Metal

This workshop will focus on basic fabrication, forming, and texturing, including an introduction to Japanese surface decoration techniques such as zogan (inlay with wire, sheet metal, or foil), engraving, and patinas. As we progress, we’ll introduce mokume-gane, explore Japanese alloys such as shakudo and shibuichi, and make some of our own tools. We’ll also work with computer-aided design and 3D printing for lost-wax casting with stones in place. Fumiki Taguchi will join us as a virtual guest to teach Japanese chisel texturing. Students may make jewelry, other functional items, or small sculpture. All levels. Upper metals studio.

Studio artist and owner of HYART Gallery (WI); teaching: Madison College (WI), Haystack (ME), Arrowmont (TN), East Carolina University (NC), Kobe Design University (Japan), Kyoto Museum of Art (Japan); exhibitions: SOFA Chicago, Patina Gallery (NM), Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery (WA), Japan Traditional Art Metal Exhibition (Japan); exhibition director for “Tradition of Excellence: Japanese Techniques in Contemporary Metal Arts” at Penland Gallery and Metal Museum (TN) and “American Mokume-Gane Exhibition” (Japan). 

hyartgallery.com | @hyart_gallery

NOTE: This workshop takes place in a studio that has stairs that compromise access. It is made partially accessible by a stair lift.

Hiroko Yamada, Spirit, shakudo, copper, silver, shibuichi, Tahitian pearl
Hiroko Yamada, Spirit, shakudo, copper, silver, shibuichi, Tahitian pearl
TEXTILES FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
Mary Zicafoose
The Ikat Portfolio: Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth

This workshop will cover the basic templates for creating warp, weft, and double-ikat cloth. Daily demonstrations and weekly weaving projects will teach a broad range of resist-dye processes and approaches drawing from many ikat makers and the diverse cultural expressions of global ikat. Class assignments will include designing cloth using multiple-resist wrapping sequences and dye baths, building visual complexity through a selection of warp-shifting methods, exploring woven narrative imagery, and using ikat as a vehicle for contemporary art/cloth making. We’ll also explore possibilities for incorporating ikat wrapping structures into sculpture. Our study will be enriched by virtual presentations from several contemporary American ikat artists. All levels. Second-floor textiles studio.

Studio artist; co-director emeritus of the American Tapestry Alliance; teaching: St. Mary’s College (IN), Maiwa (Vancouver, BC), Arrowmont (TN), Penland; exhibitions: “Craft Forms 2021” at Wayne Art Center (PA), Moreau Galleries (IN), University of Mississippi Museum, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (CA); collections: Museum of Nebraska Art, United States Art in Embassies Collections globally; author of Ikat: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth (Penguin Random House). 

maryzicafoose.com | @maryzicafoose
Film: maryzicafoose.com/film-viewer

NOTE: This workshop takes place in a second-floor walk-up studio that is made partially accessible by a stairlift. 

Mary Zicafoose, Flags for the Fathers, ikat wrapped, acid-dyed wool on linen warp; slit tapestry, 95 x 85 x 5 inches
Mary Zicafoose, Flags for the Fathers, ikat wrapped, acid-dyed wool on linen warp; slit tapestry, 95 x 85 x 5 inches