Techniques and Concepts for Ceramic Sculpture

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Price : $300
Hours : Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Starts on September 06 - October 11 (6 sessions)
Plus 12 sessions open studio on Tuesdays
7:00pm - 9:30pm & Saturdays 11:00am-2:00pm

The price includes clay, glazes and 6 sessions of open studio for practice on Wednesdays from 5pm-9pm.

Firings Fee: 5 cents per cubic inch (that includes bisque and glaze firing).

Class Description:

This class will explore the broad field of ceramic sculpture. Students will be taught hand-building techniques including coiling, working with hard and soft slabs, carving, and using sprig molds. Surface decoration techniques will be taught using glaze and underglaze. Technical demonstrations will be based in conceptual inquires that explore the potential meanings of ceramic objects, including notions of functionality, tactility, translation, and absurdity. This will be a workshop style course where we will learn from each others’ experimentation and imagination. Students are encouraged to work boldly, and to develop their own unique directions. Basic ceramics experience is helpful, but this class is open to all levels. 

Instructor Bio:

Trevor King is a visual artist working in ceramics and installation. His works grow from personal history and material process to reflection on the movement of time, and the dynamic power of the present.

King received a BFA from Slippery Rock University (2011), a MFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan (2015), and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland (2010). King worked as a Studio Resident Assistant at Touchstone Center for Crafts in 2012 and has been a resident artist at Ox Bow School of Art, and Haystack Mountain School. In 2014, King was awarded an International Institute Fellowship to work under British sculptor Antony Gormley. In 2015, King’s work was awarded an Outstanding Student Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center. King is currently a Studio Technician at Greenwich House Pottery in New York, NY. 

Refund Policy: Refund and transfer requests must be made via mail or in person one week prior to start of the class. Registration receipts are required and there is a $35 processing fee for all refunds and transfers.

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