Building Content Through Form And Surface

July 28, 2019 – August 3, 2019

Jon McMillan

In this workshop students discover various methods of constructing divergent forms and integrating them into unified sculptures. You will learn techniques for pinch, coil and slab building and investigate the formulation of textural glazes and the use of alternative surfaces. Discussions focus on how contemporary ceramic artists combine technical and conceptual elements in their work, how ideas that inform your work influence technical decisions in the studio, and if the integration of process and concept produces artwork that is richer in aesthetic and intellectual content. Open to all skill levels.


Jon McMillan is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Mary Washington (UMW) in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and has taught ceramics workshops throughout the country. His sculptural and functional artwork are exhibited widely, with recent solo exhibitions in France, Virginia and Tennessee. In 2017, McMillan was awarded the Grellet Simpson Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at UMW.

Jon McMillan

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

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

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 2019. 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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