This three-week intensive will concentrate on developing a creative voice using earthenware clays, slips and glazes. Gail leads group and individual discussions that explore the personal intentions and meaning of working with low-fire materials. After experimenting with various hand-building and mark making techniques, students are encouraged to develop their own personal language. Gail assists each student with developing their own strategies for achieving successful results. Potters, vessel makers and sculptors working in earthenware will benefit from this workshop.
Media & Techniques:
We will use earthenware clay, slips and glazes fired in oxidation to cone 04. We will practice a variety of techniques including soft slab and coil construction as well as making and using bisque molds to help us engineer complex forms. Demonstrations include a variety of surface decoration techniques.
There are demonstrations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with ample work time in between. Inspiration is provided by lectures on historical, 20th-century and contemporary ceramic artists and craftsmen.
Gail Kendall spent ten years working as an independent studio artist in St. Paul, Minn., following her education at the University of Michigan (BSD) and Eastern Michigan University (MFA). She taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 24 years. Gail has been a resident artist at c.r.e.t.a Rome, Spode Fine China Works in England, Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, The Archie Bray Foundation and Red Lodge Clay Center. She exhibits nationally and her work has appeared in articles and books.Register