DATES: July 6 – 17, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: II – IV
CONCEPT: This handbuilding workshop challenges participants to conceptually stretch through an engaging series of additions and enhancements to basic pottery forms. Learn how stacking forms, adding feet, discovering how positive and negative space are created by adding handles and spouts add up to more interesting pots. Find out how dynamic tension becomes a riveting aspect of the pot that attracts the viewer and user. How does the potter connect surface decoration to the ideas embedded in the form? This workshop encourages the maker to search for new solutions to pottery elements, to set old habits aside and move forward by trying on new ideas.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use terracotta clay and low-fire glazes. handbuilding techniques, hard, soft slab, and coil construction, slips, stains and underglazes.
ACTIVITIES: Two ‘Pottery Pointers’ are presented each day with brief image lectures based on a few exquisite Chinese pots. Short demos and long workdays are the goal. Discussion, discourse, sharing thoughts and ideas are important aspects of our workshop.
FACULTY: Gail Kendall has been a resident at Spode Works in England, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and more. Gail is an emerita Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. www.gailkendall.com
Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1375
Studio Fee: $155