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  1. Workhouse Ceramics Workshop “The Expressive Pot” Jack Troy April 6-8, 2018 $260.00 April 6- Reception and Artist Talk-7pm-9pm (Building W-8) April 7-8 Workshop 10am-4pm (Building W-8) Exhibit-March 21- April 8, 2018 (Building W-8) Jack Troy's anecdotal style of information-sharing covers a wide range of topics, including, technical and aesthetic issues in ceramics, personal goals, sources of inspiration, and the dilemma of being a literate potter while knowing that most of the world's best pots were made by people who couldn't read, write, or do glaze calculation. He welcomes questions and dialogue. Participants are invited to click their way to Jack’s “20 Questions” on his website, jacktroy.net. Our aim is to encounter ideas that will help extend our present knowledge of potting so that we can make informed choices about our work, and put life into the clay we use. Participants are invited to bring to the workshop two clay objects from which they have learned something, for an informal discussion. *Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions and bring a bag lunch each day, any photographs for inspiration during discussion and a sketchbook. See a full description of workshop online at www.workhousearts.org Register online at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics Director at 703-584-2982
  2. Hi Folks, See below information on our upcoming workshop with Ken Baskin. Thank you, Dale Workhouse Ceramics Workshop “Slab Construction: Strategies for Success” Ken Baskin October 27-29, 2017 $240.00 October 27- Reception and Artist Talk-7pm-9pm (Building W-16) October 28-29 Workshop 10am-4pm (Building W-8) Exhibit-September 27 -October 29, 2017 (Building W-16) This workshop will introduce mechanical techniques for manipulating, measuring and constructing ceramic sculptures using leather hard and soft slabs of clay. Ken will introduce a conceptual approach to design development and construction strategies. Some of the many practices he will demonstrate include custom template production, darting techniques, extruded form alteration and the fabrication of bracing forms using simple materials, as well as, the development of specific treatments that will emphasize the surfaces of sculptures. Ken’s primary focus will be on hand-building techniques as he addresses clay slab construction. Ken will be designing and developing templates and fabrication forms from paper, chipboard, wood, and plastic. Surfacing applications will include clay texturing as well as an expansion of your glazing vocabulary by introducing crater glazes. *Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions and bring a bag lunch each day, any photographs for inspiration, sketchbook(s), etc. * Any Work completed will be fired and participants will be called to pick up when ready. Register online at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics Director at 703-584-2982
  3. Hi Folks, Deadline has been extended until May 17th. Please go here to apply!-http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1182 Good Luck! Thank you, Dale Marhanka dalemarhanka@workhousearts.org
  4. Hi Folks, Please see below and the attached prospectus for our Workhouse Clay International 2017 exhibit. Deadline is approaching fast..... 2017 Juror-Chris Gustin Apply online at: http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1182 Good Luck! Deadline! May 10, 2017 2017 Workhouse Clay International Prospectus Final Low Res. 121016.pdf
  5. Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Road Lorton, Virginia 22079 Workhouse Ceramics Workshop “A Plethora of Techniques and Concepts†Richard Notkin May 6-7, 2017 $285.00 May 5- Reception and Artist Talk-7pm-9pm (Building W-16) May 6-7 Workshop 9am-5pm (Building W-8) Exhibit-March 11-May 7, 2017 (Building W-16) In this two-day Demo/Hands-on workshop Richard Notkin will be demonstrating small scale carving, relief tile design and mold-making, teapot design and fabrication (prototype models, mold making, casting and alterations, etc.), large scale sculpting techniques, clay alteration, and will give an illustrated lecture on how he conceives and produces large scale tile murals. Each of the differing presentations will be filled with technical information and brief discussions on the philosophical foundations upon which his work is conceived. *Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions and bring a bag lunch each day, any photographs for inspiration, sketchbook(s), etc. * Any Work completed will be fired and participants will be called to pick up when ready. Register online at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics Director at 703-584-2982 Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Richard Notkin w image flyer.pdf
  6. Call For Entries-Workhouse Clay International 2017-Juror-Chris Gustin

    Hi Folks, We have been using Juried Arts for over 7 years now....and have found them to be very professional, format for jurying also makes it easy for the juror and institution, and their site is a great free way for artists to manage their information when wanting to apply for exhibits or festivals. Dale Marhanka
  7. Hi Folks, Please see below and the attached prospectus for our Workhouse Clay International 2017 exhibit. 2017 Juror-Chris Gustin Apply online at: http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1182 Deadline! May 10, 2017
  8. Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way Lorton, Virginia 22079 Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Kevin Crowe-Working at the Edges $250.00 September 24 – October 23, 2016 Exhibit (Building W-16-1st floor) October 21-Reception and Artist Talk-7pm-9pm (Building W-8) October 22-23, 2016 Workshop 10am-4pm (Building W-8) In this workshop we will explore shapes that work in a wood firing—pots that catch ash and deflect flame. We’ll throw and alter tea bowls and bottles and throw larger forms in sections. Participants are asked to bring a pot that inspires them (or a picture of one), and a poem to share during tea. Workshop participants should also plan to participate in group discussions, bring a bag lunch, and a sketchbook. Students will be contacted when pots made are bisque fired and ready for pick-up. Register online (after 4/1/2016) at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics/Glass Director at 703-584-2982
  9. Please see attached prospectus and Call for Entry for the Workhouse Clay International 2016. Deadline is May 4, 2016, a few weeks away. Our 2016 Juror is Jack Troy. Online application process at www.juriedartservices.com Entry fee is $30(US) for US and Canadian Artists. Thank you for your support and Good Luck! Dale Dale Marhanka Ceramics and Glass Director 703-584-2982 Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way . Lorton, VA 22079 . 703-584-2900 . www.workhousearts.org www.workhouseceramics.org Workhouse Clay International 2016 Prospectus Final Low Res..pdf Workhouse Clay International 2016 Prospectus Final Low Res..pdf
  10. Hi Folks, Hope you can join us for a Reception and Artist Talk with Deborah Schwartzkopf on February 26, 2016 @ 7pm. Event will be held in bldg. W-16 , on 2nd floor. *Please note -Workshop is full, but reception is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there. Thank you, Dale Dale Marhanka Ceramics and Glass Director 703-584-2982 Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way Lorton, VA 22079 703-584-2900 www.workhousearts.org www.workhouseceramics.org Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Deborah Schwartzkopf w image flyer.pdf Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Deborah Schwartzkopf w image flyer.pdf
  11. Please see below prospectus and Call for Entry for the Workhouse Clay International 2016. We are opening up this coming year's exhibit to Canadian artists. Our 2016 Juror will be Jack Troy. Online application process at www.juriedartservices.com Entry fee is $30(US) for US and Canadian Artists. Thank you for your support and Good Luck! Dale Dale Marhanka Ceramics and Glass Director 703-584-2982 Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way . Lorton, VA 22079 . 703-584-2900 . www.workhousearts.org www.workhouseceramics.org
  12. Hi Folks, See below prospectus and Call for Entry for the Workhouse Clay International 2016. We are opening up this coming year's exhibit to Canadian artists. Our 2016 Juror will be Jack Troy. Online applications process at www.juriedartservices.com Thank you for your support and Good Luck! Dale Workhouse Arts Center 6th Annual Workhouse Clay International 2016 Prospectus The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 6th Annual Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition 2016. This 6th Annual Workhouse Clay International Ceramics Exhibition is an “Open Call†for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the USA and for the first time open it up to ceramic artists from Canada. Juror- Jack Troy Jack Troy is a potter, teacher, and writer, from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, U.S. where he taught at Juniata College for 39 years. He has taught more than 240 workshops in the U. S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, and other countries, and has worked at the Institute of Ceramic Studies, Jingdezhen, China, and has been an Invited Artist at Japan’s Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park. His education in ceramics has included trips to 26 countries. Having published over 90 articles in ceramics publications, he also wrote Salt Glazed Ceramics, Wood-fired Stoneware and Porcelain, and Calling the Planet Home, [poems]. His work has been exhibited widely, and is in numerous collections, public and private, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, Auckland (NZ) Museum of Art, Kalamazoo (Michigan) Institute of Art and Alfred University. He received the 2012 NCECA (National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts) Excellence in Teaching Award, and gave the closing talk, “Anecdotal Evidence,†at the 49th NCECA conference in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2015. Entry Guidelines Open to all ceramic artists 18 years and older residing in the U.S.A. and Canada All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media. The juror will make final determinations. Size is limited to artwork that fits through a standard door. Floor works must be firmly stable. Large scale installations shall be installed by artist. Wall-mounted pieces are limited to 20 lbs. per section. Work must have been produced within the last 3 years. Please visit www.juriedartservices.com for details and to apply. Selections will be conducted from images of works. No substitutions will be allowed. Artists may submit up to 3 entries with two images (including one detail) of each, not to exceed 6 images. Please proof read your entries carefully as this will be the information used to generate any publicity information. Image Submission Guidelines Please be prepared to submit the following when applying online:· Name · Title · Year completed · Type of clay and firing method · Size (inches) H x W x D · Weight (lbs.) · Insurance Value/ Retail Price · A brief artist statement of no more than 150 words describing your work * Artist must be ready to upload professional quality JPG images. * The resolution of images should be 150DPI minimum; 300DPI maximum. * Images need to be smaller than 15MB. Entry Fee All U.S. artists- $30 (Fee is non-refundable - payable thru PayPal when applying) for up to 3 entries (2 images (including one detail) per entry max.). Entry form and application may be found online at www.juriedartservices.com Awards Best of Show- $500- Sponsored by AMACO/Brent 1st place-$350- Sponsored by Standard Ceramics, Inc.and Workhouse ceramics Program 2nd Place-$250-Sponsored by Workhouse Ceramics Program 2 Honorable Mentions Calendar Detailed information and Registration form: Available online December 8, 2015 Entry Submittal deadline: May 4, 2016 Acceptance notification: after June 1, 2016 Acceptance Contracts due: by July 1, 2016 Delivery of accepted work-being shipped: Due by August 5, 2016 Delivery of accepted work-being hand-delivered: August 8, 2016 10am-5pm only! Installation: August 8-August 12, 2016 Exhibition Dates: August 13– October 16, 2016 Opening Reception: August 13, 2016 from 6pm-8pm Return of Shipped Artwork: Starting October 17, 2016 Pick-up of Delivered Artwork: October 17, 2016 10am-5pm only! Shipping Artists are responsible for shipping their work to and from the Workhouse Arts Center and insuring it while in transit. Works may be shipped or hand delivered to the Workhouse Arts Center. Works must be shipped in reusable containers and packaging for re-packing and return shipping. Artist must provide a pre-paid return shipping label or check to cover return shipping costs*. Please! No Shipping Peanuts! If you must use them, please place in bags first! Accepted work and contracts should be shipped/mailed to: Workhouse Arts Center Workhouse Clay International 2016 Gallery Bldg. W-16 9518 Workhouse Way Lorton Virginia 22079 *Any check received for return shipping should be for the same amount as it costs to ship to the Workhouse Arts Center. When determining return shipping cost, artist must be sure to use same address as it was sent from. Insurance and Sales The Workhouse Arts Center agrees to hold safe the work(s) of art and agrees, if unsold upon completion of the consignment period, to return the work(s) of art in the same condition as received, less reasonable wear and tear. Artists are encouraged to insure artwork(s). The Workhouse Arts Center is harmless for any damage or loss whatsoever. The Workhouse Arts Center agrees to try to sell the work(s) of art at the price listed on the online application. Prices cannot be increased or decreased unless the Workhouse Arts Center receives those instructions in writing. The Workhouse Arts Center will conduct all sales through their sales gallery. A 40% commission on sales will be taken by the Workhouse Arts Center. Photography and Permissions Accepted artists agree to allow the Workhouse Arts Center to photograph work while on display for educational and publicity purposes. Images of accepted entries will be retained for the Workhouse Arts Center archives and may be reproduced and posted on its website and in printed materials. It is understood that works in the exhibition may be photographed, telecast, and reproduced for press and publicity purposes including but not limited to reproduction in newspapers, periodicals, magazines, in television programs and on the internet in connection with the exhibition and the Workhouse Arts Center. Reception An Opening Reception will occur on August 13, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Workhouse Arts Center-Vulcan Gallery. Workhouse Clay International 2016 Prospectus.doc Workhouse Clay International 2016 Prospectus.doc
  13. Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way Lorton, Virginia 22079 Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Deborah Schwartzkopf-Cut and Paste $280.00 January 26 – February 28, 2016 Exhibit (Building W-16-Front Gallery) February 26- Reception and Artist Talk-7pm-9pm (Bldg. W-16) Feb. 27-28, 2015 Workshop 10am-4pm (Building W-8) Set in motion your ability to build complex functional forms with simple parts. Playful, technique based exercises will hone your skills on altering, attachments, and piecing shapes together. Come and explore the many ways clay can be altered and combined together from wheel-thrown elements. We will cut and dart until our simple thrown cylinders become non-round expressive shapes. Spark your ideas as you watch demos, participate in hands-on exercises, and take in Deb's source image presentation. Discussions about surface will round out this workshop. You will be able to pick up any bisque ware and lots of new techniques that will enliven your studio practice. Students should plan to bring a bag lunch, sketchbook and any desired images for inspiration. Students will be contacted when pots made are bisque fired and ready for pick-up. Register online (after 9/1/2015) at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics/Glass Director at 703-584-2982 Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Deborah Schwartzkopf w image flyer.pdf Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Deborah Schwartzkopf w image flyer.pdf
  14. The Workhouse Clay National is now on display thru September 13, 2015 in the Vulcan Gallery-Bldg. W16 Opening Reception Aug. 8th @ 6pm-9pm Thank you! to our Juror-Anne Currier for another great exhibit. I'd also like to thank the artists for sharing their work with us, and our sponsors AMACO/BRENT and Standard Ceramics for their support. Dale Marhanka Ceramics/Glass Director Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way Lorton Virginia 22079 www.workhousearts.org
  15. Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way Lorton, Virginia 22079 Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Andrea Keys Connell October 23-25, 2015 $280.00 September 26 – November 1, 2015 Exhibit (Building W-16-Vulcan Gallery) Oct. 23- Reception and Artist Talk-7pm-9pm (Building W-16) Oct. 24-25, 2015 Workshop 10am-4pm (Building W-8) This hands-on workshop will focus on techniques used to create emotive portraits out of clay. Each student will be taught how to hollow build a bust and sculpt their desired character. We will focus on how to communicate to the viewer your desired emotions through gaze and gesture, gender, and age. Students should plan to bring a bag lunch, sketchbook and any desired images for inspiration. Students may take their finished pieces home or leave to be fired and contacted when ready for pick up. Register online (after 4/1/2015) at www.workhousearts.org or Call Dale Marhanka-Ceramics/Glass Director at 703-584-2982 Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Andrea Keys Connell w image flyer.pdf Workhouse Ceramics Workshop Andrea Keys Connell w image flyer.pdf
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