DATES: July 13 – 24, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: I – III
CONCEPT: The concept of this workshop is to learn from the history of ceramics, and bring these techniques and ideas into our own studio work. We recreate historical pottery to help us study new skills, and further our understanding of form and surface ornamentation. With the new understanding from recreating historical pottery, we bring this information back to our own work to help us develop new ideas. We study historical pottery closely through slide talks and discuss the culture where these pots developed.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students participate in wheel throwing, slab building, and coil building. We use low-, medium- and high-fire clay and will be firing at all three temperature ranges.
ACTIVITIES: Each day we start class with a demonstration followed by studio work time. We view a 40-minute historical slide talk each day.
FACULTY: Julia Galloway is a utilitarian potter and Professor at the University of Montana. Her pottery is influenced by historical pottery and inspired by narratives and her surroundings. She has exhibited and lectured across the United States and Canada. Her work is in the collections of the Long Beach Art Museum, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian. www.juliagalloway.com
Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1375
Studio Fee: $155