at Clay Art Studios
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
"The Unethical Pot: Modern Ceramics in the Collection of LongHouse Reserve"
Our Winter Members' Museum Tour will be a visit to the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
We have an extraordinary opportunity to view three distinct exhibitions of ceramic artists at the museum including the much anticipated Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, Coille Hooven: Tell It By Heart and Chris Antemann: Forbidden Fruit.
We will meet at the museum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. If we have at least eight members signed up, we will hire a docent to enrich our viewing of these three exhibitions. The fee for this tour with the docent is $10 plus admission. Admission for groups of eight or more is $12 per person. Otherwise, general admission is $16, $14 for seniors.
After our tour, we will have lunch at a local restaurant to be determined.
Please respond by December 20th at the latest so we can reserve a docent.
Email Joan Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Go to http://madmuseum.org/exhibitions for info on the exhibitions.
- History of Terra sigillata
- Demo 2 Methods of making it
- Test for Specific gravity
- Adding color to sig
- Application of sig
- Learn methods of burnishing sig
- Bisque fire
Students should bring small greenware pieces hand built or thrown, the size of a small cup or bowl. Must be bone dry. Moppy brushes, thin plastic either from grocery bags or dry cleaner's plastic.
- Glaze interior of bisque. Let glaze dry
- Make oxide washes
- Apply oxide washes to sig surfaces, remove excess. Piece can now be glaze fired.
- Demo: slip trailing, carving, stamping
- Setting up a grid for decorating surfaces.
For this demo students should bring leather-hard pieces - they can be of any size or shape, thrown or hand built. Bring in trailing tools, stamps, carving tools, and textures.
2 day workshops are $100 for members and $150 for non members.