Kelly Witmer is an transdisciplinary artist based in Joshua Tree, CA. Her familiar cast of abstract shapes appear through her paintings and sculptures. Kelly received her BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia and attended residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, and Can Serrat in Spain.
Kelly's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jun 3 - 7, 2024
9AM - 5PM
Explorations in Kiln-Formed Glass and Ceramics
This one-week workshop delves into the process of combining ceramic and glass in a technique known as slumping. Gravity and heat from a kiln shapes sheet glass into a mold. Simple commercial molds are available for this process, usually to produce a dish, bowl, or vase form, but here students take this process in a different direction, making sculptural objects by including the ceramic “mold” as part of the finished work. Students create ceramic forms and experiment with several glass firings to truly understand the stages of glass as it melts in the kiln, gaining the knowledge to develop this technique within their own practice.