The Deconstructed Cup – C0304

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Ceramics

Ron Nagle & Sam Harvey

DATES: June 15 – 19, 2015


CONCEPT: This workshop focuses on the various permutations of the cup both as a physical and symbolic object for contemplation and use. The formal, cultural and ceremonial aspects of the cup are addressed.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students work with earthenware clays, under glazes, low-fire slips and glazes, multiple application techniques, and multiple firing techniques. There is handbuilding and wheel work. Participants bring 2-3 bisque pieces no larger than 6 inches in any direction for glazing.

ACTIVITIES: We learn with daily demonstrations followed by discussions.

FACULTY: Sam Harvey is co-founder of the Harvey/ Meadows Gallery in Aspen. Sam earned his M.F.A. from Alfred University. Sam is a generous supporter of Anderson Ranch, having worn many hats here: as a studio manager in ceramics, summer intern, winter resident, faculty, volunteer, donor and board member.


Ron Nagle was born in San Francisco in 1939, grew up in the Mission district, and graduated from San Francisco State College. Ron’s diminutive sculptural work is colorful, ironic and layered with texture and detail. This seminal Californian artist, working in the professional arena for thirty years, continues his fascination with intimately scaled, finely crafted objects.

Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1175
Studio Fee: $95

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