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 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.
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
Lead by Joan Walton
"I will demonstrate many ways slip can be used to build decorative surfaces. We will cover negative and positive wax resist, washing away, slip inlay, sgraffito, stenciling, texturizing and slip trailing, with time for questions and answers and lively discussion."
The event will be at the Clay Art Studio.
Talk given by Jim Zajac
"The Unethical Pot: Modern Ceramics in the Collection of LongHouse Reserve"
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Lead by Nancy Robbins
at Celadon Gallery
This is the first of our 4 FREE Summer Enliven Events for members. This demonstration will show you how to make colored clays and how to create marbleizing and neiriage/nerikome techniques.
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
Hands on raku, sagger & horsehair firing workshops. Participants should bring lots of bisque ware. Pots for Raku should be no larger than 6" to 8". Pots for horsehair or sagger should be burnished round shapes. Use groggy stoneware or raku clay. A small selection of glazes will be provided.
The 2017 Featured Member Series continues with work by Joan Walton. Strong, animated textural surfaces and richly glazed interiors are the hallmark of her hand-built clay vessels, informed by a lifetime of careful observation of often overlooked objects found in the woods or at the shoreline. Her work is a response to the construction and wearing away of these found objects and what beauty might be hidden in them.
Artist's Reception will be Sunday MAY 21 from 11AM-1PM
and there will be an Artist's Talk at 12noon.
The 2017 Featured Member Series continues with work by potter, Jesus Antoshka. His functional work is enlivened by a juxtaposition between the contemporary and classical. Jesus’s work also features rich, earth-tone glazing with robust forms that nod to the natural world. His body of work is for everyday use and made to be enjoyed in the home or outdoors.
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.