Handbuilding: Ideas And Techniques For Developing Forms And Surfaces
October 25, 2020 – October 31, 2020
In this workshop students will explore ways to make functional ceramic pieces personal and expressive. You will use hand built (slab, coil, press-mold) and wheel components to construct composite forms. Surface markings and textures may be developed, altered, or enriched utilizing additive and/or subtractive processes. Class discussions will cover form, surface and appendage possibilities including handles, feet, and lips and their relationship to historical and cultural pieces. Demonstrations will include how to make cups, vases, pitchers, butter dishes, bowls and open weave forms. Your pieces will be bisque fired only with discussions about slips, oxides and glaze related to your firing temperature. Open to all skill levels, however some clay experience is necessary.
COURSE FEE: $600
Sandy Blain is professor emerita of Ceramics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and director emerita at Arrowmont. After retiring to Arizona, she continues to be active with programing at the Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center. Blain also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Mesa Art Center and is a consultant to various national and regional arts organizations.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.