Enriching lives through art and craft

From Immaterial Culture to Material Objects

October 22 - 27, 2023

Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph & Nigel Rudolph  ·  instagram.com/rudolphclaystudios

Workshop at a glance

Pull from the immaterial world around you to influence making material objects.


  • Using paper templates with clay slabs for easy duplication of forms
  • Wheel throwing parts and assembling
  • Clay slab construction
  • Incorporating stencil designs for surface decoration


  • Clay
  • Paper and tar paper
  • Underglazes
  • Clay tools


  • Bisqued work to be finished at home
  • Knowledge of new surface techniques
  • Understanding of how intangible/immaterial culture can help develop material objects

Artist Bio

Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph and Nigel Rudolph are married working artists living in Gainesville, Florida. Cheyenne is adjunct professor of drawing at the University of Florida and art history professor at Gulf Coast State College. She is a highly productive sewist and short film maker. Nigel works as public archaeologist and preservationist for the University of South Florida, specializing in cemetery restoration. He is graduate student in the historic preservation program at the University of Florida.

  • Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph
  • Nigel Rudolph
  • Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph & Nigel Rudolph
  • Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph & Nigel Rudolph
  • Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph & Nigel Rudolph
  • Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph & Nigel Rudolph
  • Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph & Nigel Rudolph

Workshop Description

This workshop will focus on making special use objects for historical and strange functions. Daily demonstrations will involve using the wheel as a tool for making parts, using hump molds on the wheel, and translating a 2D design onto a 3D form. Class discussions will include the cultural significance and impact of personal influences, with daily brainstorming exercises that focus on sourcing content for creative expression. The instructors will also demonstrate their particular and personal methods for making, explore techniques for idea development, and discuss issues of presentation with functional pottery. This course will also be helpful to students hoping to enhance their work with cleverly engineered details. This is not a beginner-level class, but open to advanced-intermediate to advanced-skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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

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Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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