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  1. Tea Bowls: Form Function & Beauty www.pocosinarts.org Explore the processes and aesthetics of making winter and summer tea bowls for Tea Ceremony. Learn about the architecture of tea bowls, the art of trimming tea bowl feet including: aesthetics, proportions, preparing clay bodies, wheel, hand forming and carving methods, throwing off the mound to achieve fluid tea bowl forms. ALL LEVELS some clay experience handy Session runs October 4 – 7, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $375 tuition + $35 registration fee Artist Bio: KRISTIN MULLER is a studio artist who began her study of Chawan making with Peter Callas and Takao Okazaki in 1994. She purchased Okazaki’s studio and anagama kiln in 2000 and completed an MFA thesis focused on Tea Bowl forming and firing techniques in 2014. Kristin is also the Executive Director of Peters Valley School of Craft, adjunct faculty at Hood College, author of The Potter’s Studio Handbook: A Guide to Hand Built and Wheel-Thrown Ceramics and co-author of Making Good: An Inspirational Guide to Being an Artist Craftsman. www.Kristinmuller.com $410
  2. Linda Christianson Making Pottery www.pocosinarts.org Focus on the skill-building, curiosities and aesthetic development of your individual interests. Through daily demonstrations, discussions, fun exercises and personalized attention, participants will create well-crafted and thoughtful pottery. Pots that are dry are bisque-fired as part of the class. With an atmosphere of fun and hard work, experience personal growth in your work. Wheel throwers and handbuilders are welcome. ALL LEVELS Session runs September 5 – 9, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $470 tuition + $35 registration fee Artist Bio: LINDA CHRISTIANSON is an independent studio potter working in rural Minnesota since 1977. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Linda has taught at Carleton College, Hartford Art School, and the University of Georgia. One of her goals is to make a better cup each day. Her work is included in both museum collections and kitchens worldwide. christiansonpottery.com $505
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  4. Handbuilding Laboratory There are two distinct stages to acquiring technique: The first is to learn it, the second is to forget it. We will review of the basics of hand built ceramics then blur the lines. Emphasis will be placed on gaining a deeper understanding of the clay itself, establishing a paradigm of creative problem solving and developing a personal set of integrated methods that accomplishes our artistic goals. ALL LEVELS Session runs August 1 – 5, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $470 tuition + $35 registration fee Artist Bio: ERIC KNOCHE creates work that is an exploration of the underlying cadences and postulates of his own life and the layers of culture that surround him. The objects he creates are distillations of fundamental movements of energy into static three dimensional forms. When he makes work, he often feels as though he is excavating his own subconscious. He has been strongly influenced by languages he doesn’t understand and tools he doesn’t know how to use, male and female figures, machine parts, shelters, math equations, micro-facial movements, the argentine tango, alphabets, the spine and other bones, the distortional nature of memory, the limits of ocular perception, plants, running water, and songbirds. www.ericknoche.com $505
  5. This workshop will concentrate on building with slabs in combination with wheel thrown components to create various vessels and other forms. Layering thin slabs of clay over forms we will create relief and surface texture. The emphasis is on creativity. We will also investigate how to finish pieces for firing. Be sure to bring your wit and humor to this workshop! ALL LEVELS Session runs July 28 – 29, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $190 tuition + $35 registration fee Artist Bio: DICK HEISER received his MFA from East Carolina University and his BFA from Western Carolina University. He has been involved in the arts his whole life, his mother being a painter and ceramicist, and his father a woodworker. His approach to clay and creativity is having fun with no pretense or overly deep or philosophical mentality. pumpkincreekpottery.wixsite.com/pumpkincreekpottery
  6. This workshop will focus on tech - niques used to create emotive por - traits out of clay. Participants will be taught how to hollow build a bust and sculpt their desired character. We will focus on how to communicate emotions through gaze and gesture. Participants may take their finished greenware home or have it fired post workshop. www.pocosinarts.org
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