Spring One-Week Session 3

Spring One-Week Session III
April 19-25, 2020

Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.

Books & Paper Spring One-Week Session III
April 19-25, 2020
Daniel Essig
Bookstone Bookwork Woodwork

This workshop will explore the possibilities of combining mica, wood, and fine papers within the book form. We’ll cover methods and processes for successfully working with different kinds of mica. We’ll create wooden book covers using hand tools or small power tools. Our books will be bound with the elegant Ethiopian-style binding. All levels. Code S03B

Studio artist; teaching: Anderson Ranch (CO), Arrowmont (TN), University of Georgia Cortona Italy Program, Grampian Textures (Australia), Sievers School of Fiber Arts (WI); North Carolina Artist Fellowship, Penland Core Fellowship; collections: Renwick Gallery (DC), Mint Museum (NC), University of Iowa Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Special Collections (TN).


Daniel Essig, "Latent" (two views), walnut, handmade paper, mica, vintage photographs and cases, Ethiopian and Coptic binding, 6 x 4 x 2-1/2 inches
Clay Spring One-Week Session III
April 19-25, 2020
Kurt Anderson
Don’t Hate, Decorate!

This workshop is about fun and innovative ways of making and decorating plates, platters, and serving dishes with a focus on techniques that will give your pottery a rich and vibrant surface. We’ll place special emphasis on developing personal iconography through the use of mishima, sgraffito, and simple brush painting. We’ll also explore simple methods for creating plates, trays, and small platters through wheelthrowing and slab construction. A moderate awareness of ceramic processes will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Code S03CB

Studio artist; teaching: Archie Bray Foundation (MT), The Ohio State University, Penland; residencies: Watershed (ME), Archie Bray Foundation, Penland Winter Residency, Fergus Post-MFA Fellowship at The Ohio State University; exhibitions: Red Lodge Clay Center (MT), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), ClayAkar (IA), Santa Fe Clay (NM).


Kurt Anderson, "Oval Flask with Dog," stoneware, slip, underglaze, glaze, 12 x 7 x 3 inches
Wood Spring One-Week Session III
April 19-25, 2020
Beth Ireland & Keunho Peter Park
Creating Stringed Instruments

We have developed a method for making stringed instruments based on the bandsaw box that allows students to create their own form for the body. In this workshop, we’ll use this method to make four- or six-stringed guitars that are fun, sculptural, and very playable, while covering techniques needed to make other stringed instruments, including scale length, fretting, bracing, shaping, finishing, and set up. We’ll have daily demonstrations and lots of studio time in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Students will learn to safely use the bandsaw, sander, router, and a variety of hand tools. Work at your own skill level and create a beautiful instrument that will wow your friends and bring you years of playing enjoyment. All levels. Code S03W

Beth: studio artist; teaching: Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (ME), Peters Valley (NJ), Haystack (ME), Arrowmont (TN), Appalachian Center for Craft (TN); part of the traveling teaching project Turning Around America. Kuenho: studio artist, teacher at University of the Arts (Philadelphia); other teaching: Peters Valley, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Arrowmont; Warton Esherick Award at Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Windgate Resident Artist at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Beth Ireland, "Cranium Guitars," birch (that I planted when I was 12), Cranium game boards, 32 x 10 x 2-3/4 inches each
Keunho Peter Park, "Pat Guitar," basswood, cherry, copper, 30 x 14 x 2 inches