Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons

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Jul
16
to Jul 19

Master Workshop: Kristen Keiffer

Master of The Art with Kristen Keiffer

July 16-19

10 AM - 4 PM

at The Clay Art Studios

$450 - Members

$550 - Non-Members

Elegant & Ornate: Form & Surface

Our workshop will focus on altering wheel-thrown (or hand-built) forms a little and a lot. We will then embellish those forms with an array of decoration techniques from stamping and slip-trailing to sponging and resists. The result can be functional or sculptural, minimal, or extravagant.  You will leave the workshop with a collection of new skills and the confidence to play and draw from your own influences. You will also take home a grouping of bisqued stamps and pieces showing your explorations for the week.

Demonstrations include throwing, altering and building off the wheel, darting, and a variety of decoration techniques including: slip-trailing, stamp-making, and stamping. We will discuss aesthetics and proportion, timing in clay, idea-generation, progressing one’s own work with learned techniques, and studio ergonomics.

This workshop and its techniques are equally suitable for both throwers and hand-builders.

Basic wheel-throwing and/or hand-building skills necessary.

Find Kristen's website here.

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

Winter Weekend Workshop: Split It Up!

Learn fun techniques for making flower pots, chip-dip bowls, cake plates and more. This workshop will also include instruction on various decorative methods with slips and underglazes on green-ware.

Taught by Eve Behar

10am to 3pm with an hour for lunch

$150 for members ($200 for non-members)

Includes materials and bisque firing (glaze firing not included)

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Feb
17
to Feb 18

Winter Weekend Workshop: Throwing Large Pots

Students will learn various techniques for centering and throwing large forms of 10-25 pounds each.  Both bowls and cylinders will be discussed.

Taught by Steve Jones & Jesus Antoshka

10am to 3pm with an hour for lunch

$150 for members ($200 for non-members)

Includes materials and bisque firing (glaze firing not included)

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Aug
5
to Sep 10

National Call for Entry: "Better Together – Ceramic Sets"

Celadon Clay Art Gallery & Shop is pleased to present Better Together – Ceramic Sets, a national juried exhibition with juror Hayne Bayless. Through the concept of “sets”, the selected entries will illuminate and illustrate unity and harmony as exemplified by the relationship of individual pieces to one another whether through shape, size, color or any other concept or theme.

            I've always liked the idea of a group of objects that go together, though it might not be an obvious similarity that connects them. They are better together, as this show's title suggests, but also stronger together. Each is an individual as well as part of a “community”.

            The other delightful aspect to a "set" is that it implies togetherness. It usually means company, bringing people together to share in a toast, a meal, or a celebration. 

            Greater than the sum of its parts. – Hayne Bayless

 

Application Deadline June 15th, 2017

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Jul
3
to Jul 7

Master's Workshop: Bruce Dehnert

Finding Your Voice in Altered Porcelain

Participants in this intensive workshop will be introduced to ways of examining and putting into form their own ideas and inspirations. Various wheelthrowing, handbuilding, and creativity techniques will be shared through demonstrations and slide lectures. Because this workshop will address your ideas and challenges, there will be heaps of individual attention and exchange. While we will be using porcelain, discussing as many different issues with regard to this amazing material, there will be lots of techniques shared that can also be applied to using stoneware or earthenware claybodies.

Whether wheelthrowing, handbuilding, or a combination of both are your thing, there will also be discussions and demonstrations on surface treatments or decorating that include glazing, sgraffito, underglazes, and slips. Altering glaze to suit your own individual creative needs will be demonstrated.

The workshop will conclude with a group discussion on each participant’s work. Like a brief, but friendly, critique, we will give each artist’s work consideration, engaging with ideas about “where to go next,” and how to make work that more actively or dynamically represents its maker.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner - Expert

$450 - Guild Members

$550 - Non-members

 Bruce Dehnert

Bruce Dehnert

Bruce received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana and his MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from Alfred University. He has taught at Hunter College and Parsons School of Art and Design [New York City], The School of Art [New Zealand], the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak [Malaysia], and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [New Bedford].
 
Dehnert is the recipient of a New Jersey Artist Fellowship Award, and other awards including three time Fletcher Challenge International Ceramics Award winner, the Settlor Prize in Sculpture, and a Carnegie Premier Award for Works on Paper. He was also a finalist in the Robert Wood Johnson International Figurative Competition. His work is held in a number of museums and collections including The Crocker Museum [California], the Yixing Museum of Ceramic Art [China], The New Dowse Museum [New Zealand], The Liling Museum of Ceramic Art [China], The New Museum [New York City], and The White House [Washington, DC].
 
While his pottery and sculpture have been featured in many books and magazines, Dehnert has also remained active as a writer having had articles published in numerous journals including, Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, and Ceramics: Art and Perception. He has written a number of forewords for exhibition catalogs and books, including “Woodfired Pottery: Susan Beecher.” His bestselling book, “Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook,” was recently published by Abrams Publishing of New York City. He is currently writing a biography on noted Japanese artist, Takeshi Yasuda.
 
This year, Bruce was named a Fellow to the International Academy of Ceramics [IAC] and at present is Head of Ceramics at Peters Valley School for Crafts in Layton, New Jersey, USA.
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Jun
3
to Jun 4
Gas

Gas Kiln Firing

Our four burner gas kiln gives you an opportunity to experience the beauty of Cone 10 reduction glazes. Bring your bisque to the Clay Art Studios the week before the firing. We have over 20 reduction glazes available. A good opportunity to learn stacking and firing skills.

Unloading June 7th starting at noon

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