Function: the culture of the table – C0910

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Ceramics

Liz Quackenbush

DATES: July 27 – August 7, 2015


CONCEPT: We dig deep into many philosophical humanistic concepts underlying the culture of the tabletop and the wares that inhabit that space. Each student works to define and redefine his/ her pottery aesthetic.    Rigorous discussions and making help question and hopefully answer: What tabletop culture do you want to define and how are your aesthetic choices facilitating that? Liz handbuilds and demonstrates those techniques to help participants develop their skills.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use oxidation kilns, low-fire clays, slips and glazes.

ACTIVITIES: We meet in the mornings and discuss ideas about functional ware. Demonstrations often follow. There are readings, discussions, demonstrations, and work time along with individual and group discussions.

FACULTY: Liz Quackenbush is a Professor of Ceramic Art at Pennsylvania State University. Her highly decorated functional pottery is found in collections including the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, The Aberystwyth University of Wales Art Museum, Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center and the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University. Liz’s work is included in publications including The Ceramic Surface, The New Majolica, and Slipware: Contemporary Approaches.

Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1375
Studio Fee: $155

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