Pottery with Character: Goons Gone Wild!
April 4 - 7, 2024
Bryan Wilkerson · bryanwilkerson.com
Workshop at a glance
Create functional and whimsical character-based pottery from start to finish.
- Throwing techniques
- Manipulating wheel-thrown forms
- Surface decoration with glaze and underglaze
- Ceramic Stoneware
- Students will leave with two finished ceramic works
- Inspiration on brainstorming techniques to create future works of art
Bryan Wilkerson is a Tennessee native and Professor of Art and Design at Roane State Community College. His creative practices are focused primarily on ceramics and public arts, but extend into design and drawing. His work explores humor, craft, irony, and play through common symbolic references. He is also the creator and director of the ArtMobile traveling gallery and pop-up workshop space. His work has been included in numerous shows at Companion Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, The Clay Studio Philadelphia, The New Orleans Clay Center, Clayakar, and NCECA.
This workshop will cover a variety of pottery making and ceramic construction techniques using stoneware clay. Students will learn how to transform vessels into characters that tell a story by using stamps, sculpting, and carving. We’ll cover surface decoration and firing, including under glazing and glazing techniques, and sgraffito. This workshop will use drawing as a way to explore and incorporate imagery into the work.
COURSE FEE: $460
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