Material and Culture: Interactive and Influential Design in Pottery

October 14, 2018 – October 20, 2018

Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph and Nigel Rudolph

This team-taught workshop focuses on making special-use objects for historical and odd functions and how those objects identify and personify culture. Students learn methods for making and exploring techniques for idea development, and discussing issues of presentation with functional pottery. You will experience a balance of personal research exploration, demonstrations and experimentation with building and decorating at the greenware stage. Discussions include the cultural significance of personal influences, with brainstorming exercises focusing on sourcing content for creative expression. This course is great for investigating ideas, and is helpful to students hoping to enhance their work with cleverly engineered details. You will leave class with a wealth of information to take to your home studios, where you can complete the work using your own glazes. Open to all skill levels, although some clay experience is helpful and encouraged.


Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph illustrates unique functions in clay, incorporating video, performance, and mixed media installation. She received her MFA from the University of Florida and has been a resident artist at The Clay Studio of Missoula, 4Most Gallery, and Emmanuel College. She co-founded the Socially Engaged Craft Collective in 2014, and she is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University of Florida and the College of Central Florida.

Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph

Nigel Rudolph combines his interest in archaeology and pre-Columbian design with large-scale special occasion pots and traditional wares. He works for the Florida Public Archaeology Network, and received his BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of West Florida. He also studied Ceramics at the University of Florida and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont and the St. Petersburg Clay Company.

Nigel Rudolp

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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