Pottery: form as canvas – C0813-19

Date: Jul 22 - Aug 02, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Michael Kline

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Concept:

Delve into the functional, decorative and expressive possibilities of plates, bowls and other tableware forms. By focusing on these forms as a canvas and finding inspiration in historical examples, participants learn a variety of techniques to create special serving pieces for the display of food and as a means of personal expression.

Media & Techniques:

Students use stoneware clay to throw pots for serving, such as plates, bowls and cups and explore simple alteration of these forms. To add imagery and embellishment, a variety of techniques for surface decoration are shared, including brushwork, inlay using clay and wooden stamps, incising, combing and slip trailing. Fire in high-fire reduction and soda firings.

Activities:

Students receive demonstrations of stamping and incising, altered thrown forms, brushwork, slip trailing and combing. Slide presentations include historical and contemporary examples of plates and platters.

Faculty:

Michael Kline is a studio potter based in North Carolina who makes utilitarian ceramics with botanical-themed painted and stamped surfaces. He holds a BFA from the University of Tennessee where he studied pottery, painting and printmaking. In 2015 he visited the Freer-Sackler Wing of the Smithsonian and was struck by seeing a 15th-century stamped and inlaid Korean bowl and has since focused on applying this technique to his own work and aesthetic.
www.klinepottery.com

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