The School of Art and Design at Alfred University (AU) is once more offering a series of summertime workshops created to meet the requirements of students and teachers thinking about working with clay.
Summer season Ceramic Art at Alfred, a series of workshops/courses running- Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 24, will certainly consist of two-week workshops, a four-week workshop, a two-day brief course, and a one-week instructor’s workshop.
The programs will provide students/teachers the chance to discover from globally recognized artists on their own lawn, sharing their centers, libraries, and neighborhood.
John Gill, AU professor of porcelains, and In-Chin Lee, a teacher at Hongik University, South Korea, will certainly perform a Four-Week Intensive Studio June 29-July 24. Their workshop is planned for students and experienced students looking for an intensive ceramic art experience, whether to prepare for graduate school or to have an opportunity to reconnect with their studio practice.
Participants will work separately in individual work areas with day-to-day input from Gill, Lee, graduate teaching assistants. They will also have the prospective to explore a full range of ceramic techniques.
Gill is a professor, potter, storyteller, and avid library user. His hand-building demonstrations are renown, conjuringcreating ways to have fun with clay while entertaining with stories and thought-providing understandings. This year Gill was elected to the American Craft Council of Fellows in recognition of his work and impact as a master of ceramic art.
Lee has actually taught in the Department of Ceramics and Glass at Hongik University considering that 1991. He developed his understanding of Western and Eastern ceramics as a product of his youth upbringing in both cultures. Lee is worldwide commemorated for his wood-fired work and well known for mentoring students by structuring non-traditional learning experiences.
Course charge: $1,600; Materials cost: $150; for-credit choice readily available at added expense
Wayne Higby, professor of ceramics and the Robert C. Turner Chair of Ceramic Art in the College of Ceramics at AU, will certainly perform a two-week Raku Workshop Monday, June 29 through Saturday, July 11 with a raku shooting occasion July 11.
Higby is a popular ceramic artist, teacher, and recognized raku master. His special blend of idea and raku strategy has been recognized worldwide. This workshop is an uncommon opportunity to study the characteristics of this unique art form. Open to all ability levels.
The workshop will certainly consist of hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and shooting demonstrations. Enlightened novices are especially welcome.
Course cost: $850; Materials cost: $75
Looking carefully at the language that issues forth from hand, tools, and product will certainly be the focus of Timeless/Timely running from Monday, June 29 through Friday, July 10. Led by Linda Sikora, teacher of porcelains at AU, and Matthew Metz, a studio potter, the workshop will certainly begin with the making of primary, singular types on the potter’s wheel. These will be the basis for studying and making compounded pottery form and considering exactly what it implies to finish a form whether this suggests additional surface area work (decorative) or a re-evaluation of touch in forming.
Preliminary exercises will certainly take participants through morphologies witnessed in history and expose the foundation of contemporary archetypes and proclivities. Gill will certainly join the group on a trip to Scholes Library’s Rare Books Space to study the Eumorfopoulos Collection where he will certainly share his proficiency and understanding.
Topics will consist of a vase, pitcher, teapot, jar/box, and cup. Studio processes will certainly include tossing, building, sgrafitto, polychrome glazing, and shooting (cone 10/salt/soda).
Sikora is a studio potter and teacher. She studied and apprenticed in British Columbia then attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. She has published short articles in Studio Potter and Ceramic Testimonial. Residencies include Archie Bray Foundation; Chunkang College of Cultural Market, Korea; Tainan National College of The Arts, Taiwan; and Clay Edge, Australia. National exhibition venues include Ferrin Gallery, LaCoste Gallery, The Clay Studio, and AKAR Gallery. Her work is included in collections in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, L.a County Museum of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts.
Metz has actually been a studio potter for Twenty Years. He is the recipient of a NEA Crafts Fellowship and two McKnight Fellowships. He reveals and offers his pottery throughout the United States and internationally, consisting of through the St. Croix Potter’s trip, the Old Church Pottery Show, and the Philadelphia Craft Show.
Course charge: $850; Materials charge: $75
In the expanded field of modern sculpture where product options are completely open, unfired clay, moist and visceral or dry as a bone, holds wonderful, untapped, expressive potential. In Huge Clay: Raw Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 17, Walter McConnell, teacher of ceramics at AU, will give individuals the opportunity to explore the possibilities, to experiment commonly and construct massive, raw clay sculpture and installation that embraces impermanence as the end point.
McConnell is best understood for his damp clay replacements housed in plastic enclosures that address the relationship in between nature and culture. His work has actually been widely showed internationally and in places across the United States including The Denver Art Museum, MassMoca, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Course cost: $850; Materials cost: $75
In a one-week offering – Monday, July 6-Friday, July 10 throughout the MostArts Summertime Music and Art Celebration – Jason Environment-friendly will certainly provide The Instructor’s Studio. This workshop is designed to give instructors the time and space to check out and try out clay.
Participants will have the chance to find out brand-new procedures while likewise concentrating on their own studio practice. Demonstrations will certainly encompass a variety of techniques, devices, and processes that can be usedput on tossed, hand-built, and molded types. Studio discussions will certainly focus on how artists show upcome to type and surface area making use of experimental approaches. Ideas about developing jobs, solving technical issues, and teaching art will be shared.
Environment-friendly taught porcelains and sculpture to high school students for 11 years and now teaches Freshman Foundation and porcelains courses at AU. His deal with architectural ceramics and sculptural tile has actually evolved in the studio integrating standard, digital, and experimental procedures. He has actually led workshops internationally and across the United States and just recently got an award from the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics exhibition.
Course fee: $450; Materials charge: $45
Ceramic Science for the Artist is a brief, two-day course, Friday July 10-Saturday, July 11, provided by Dr. William Carty, teacher of ceramic engineering and products science at AU, who will provide an intro to the science and innovation of ceramic bodies and glazes.
This course is intended for artists to comprehend some of the underlying chemistry to their work. The objective is to establish devices to anticipate the habits of products to solve issues in the studio. Beginning with the standard property that a lot of firing problems are rooted in the making process, this class will certainly demystify the science behind porcelains. Individuals are encouraged to bring examples of problems or problems for discussion.
Carty is the John F. McMahon Teacher at the University. He and his research group have actually performed research study in all aspects of conventional ceramics. He has authored and co-authored more than 80 documents and is a regular contributor to NCECA.
Course fee: $200
For information on any or all the summer season ceramics programs, kindly check out: www.art.alfred.edu/summer … or www.alfredceramics.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 607.871.2413.