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Matthew Hyleck

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Yoshi Fujii: Seductive Elegance – Carving On Clay Wksp / July 20 / Baltimore Clayworks

11 July 2014 - 12:10 PM

Yoshi Fujii

Seductive Elegance – Carving on Clay

SF04 –Sunday, 10-4pm, July 20, 2014

Fee: $60 member/$85 non-member

 

This 1-day workshop will introduce students to surface embellishment through carving the leather-hard surface. Yoshi will demonstrate using the potter’s wheel to create functional objects (simple cup & bowl forms) to serve as a collection point for visual inspiration.  Students will explore the elegant quality of porcelain and seductive beauty possible through hand-carved pattern.  Previous clay experience is required, open to hand-builders or potters. Students may choose to bring leather-hard pots or tiles with them, grog-free clay recommended. Course fee includes bisque firing.

 

Yoshi Fujii is currently a resident artist and was the recipient of the 2008–09 Lormina Salter Fellowship and the newest addition to the Clayworks as well as the city of Baltimore.  Yoshi received his B.F.A from University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 and his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2008.  His interest is in wheel-thrown porcelain utilitarian and sculptural work.  His current work and additional information are available at: www.yoshifujii.com

 

SF04 –Sunday, 10-4pm, July 20, 2014

Fee: $60 member/$85 non-member

 

Contact Matthew Hyleck at matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org for more information.

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21209

www.baltimoreclayworks.org


Bryan Hopkins: Porcelain Vessels From Function To Dysfunction Wksp / August 16 & 17...

17 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

Bryan Hopkins: Porcelain Vessels from Function to Dysfunction

WS03 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, August 16 & 17, 2014

Fee: $200 member/$225 non-member

 

In this hands-on workshop participants will push their creative limits, as well as the physical limits of porcelain. Porcelain will be used and exploited for its unique and amazing plastic and fired qualities. Bryan will demonstrate his methods for combining wheel-thrown elements to create unique utilitarian forms and vessels. Participants will investigate a range of surface textures and construction methods through the use of bisque molds, x-Acto knives, wood carving tools and water etching.  These surface enhancements will be employed to create new dimensions on the forms while emphasizing the translucent beauty of porcelain. The workshop will offer a balance of instructor demonstration, image presentation, one-on-one attention and student work time to explore avenues.  This course is open to both wheel-workers and hand-builders and requires a basic working knowledge of clay coupled with a willingness to explore new ideas before enrolling.  

 

Bryan Hopkins was born in Philadelphia, PA. He was a mathematics major at West Chester University when he took his first ceramics class. Bryan went on to earn an MFA in Ceramics from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Bryan has been a studio potter working in porcelain since 1990, and has lived in Buffalo, NY, since 1995.  Bryan works as Adjunct Professor of Ceramics and 3-D Design for Niagara County Community College, and has also taught at Medaille College, SUNY at New Paltz, and SUNY at Fredonia.  Bryan’s work has been exhibited in group and solo shows nationally, including the NCECA Clay National Biennial (2005 & 2009), the Craft Guild of Dallas, TX, MudFire Clayworks in Decatur, GA and SOFA Chicago and his work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Studio Potter, 500 Vases, and Best of 500 Ceramics.  Bryan is a founding participant in Objective Clay, a diverse on-line craft forum sharing ideas and new work from 14 utilitarian ceramic artists. Learn more about Bryan’s work and process at www.hopkinspottery.com

 

WS03 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, August 16 & 17, 2014

Fee: $200 members; $225 non-members

 

Contact Matthew Hyleck at matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org for more information.

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21209

www.baltimoreclayworks.org


Adam Field: Cultivating Inspirations In Clay Wksp / May 3 & 4 / Baltimore Clayworks

10 January 2014 - 12:43 PM

Adam Field

Nature Tradition: Cultivating Inspirations in Clay

WS02 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, May 3 & 4, 2014

Fee: $200 member/$225 non-member

 

In this two-day workshop Adam Field will demonstrate his methods for carving intricate pattern on a variety of wheel-thrown porcelain forms. From traditional techniques, to innovative solutions for timeless problems, participants will develop a new perspective on creating and decorating functional pottery. Participants will learn new skills for mapping out and carving geometric patterns and will have a hands-on opportunity to try out Field’s techniques and tools for themselves. Generous discussions about studio practice, aesthetics, materials, ceramic history, and promotion and marketing strategies for the studio potter are certain to encourage individual discovery, growth, and development of fresh ideas. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to create and decorate work in their own voice.  All skill levels are welcome in this workshop, sketchbooks are encouraged.

 

Born and raised in Colorado, Adam earned his BA in Art from Fort Lewis College. For two years, he immersed himself in the culturally rich art scene of the San Francisco bay area, where he began his full time studio practice. From there, he relocated to Maui, where he established a thriving studio business. He spent most of 2008 in Icheon, South Korea, studying traditional Korean pottery making techniques under 6th generation Onggi master Kim Ill Mahn. In 2013 he created and premiered HIDE-N-SEEKAH at the NCECA conference in Houston, TX. After maintaining his studio in Durango, CO for 5 years, Adam recently moved to Helena, MT where he is currently a long-term artist in residence at The Archie Bray Foundation. His works are included in private collections and kitchen cabinets internationally. Learn more about Adam’s work and process at www.AdamFieldPottery.com 

 

WS02 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, May 3 & 4, 2014

Fee: $200 members; $225 non-members

 

Contact Matthew Hyleck at matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org for more information.

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21209

www.baltimoreclayworks.org


Pottery On The Hill / November 1-3, 2013 / Hill Center At The Old Naval Hospital

29 October 2013 - 12:42 PM

In November, sixteen nationally-recognized ceramic artists bring their recently-fired, colorful, and durable creations to Hill Center for show and sale. Learn more about these artists and follow their work from links to each on the right side of this page. There, you will find closeup images of their works and links to their websites and blogs.

Pottery on the Hill kicks off with a special Preview Reception at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013. Ticketholders will receive the first chance to purchase pieces and speak with the artists. Tickets are $25 and available here

 

The sixteen artists will show and sell their pottery from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 and 12 Noon - 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 3. Mark your calendars, because this is a unique opportunity to see these 16 nationally renowned artists in one spot right here on Capitol Hill.

This year, we're thrilled to welcome Chris Cooley, professional athlete and potter to Pottery on the Hill on Saturday, November 2. Chris will show and sell his work, but also give talks at 12 and 2 p.m. about the intersections of Sports and Art. You can learn more about Chris' appearance at Hill Center here.

Cheyenne Kim, horticulturist for the Smithsonian Institution and the floral designer behind the beautiful arrangements at the Sackler Gallery, will host two floral arranging workshops on Friday, November 1 prior to the Preview Reception. Learn how to make show stopping arrangements from one of the best designers in DC. See details for his AM Session and PM Session online.

 


Jennifer Mccurdy: Wheel Thrown Porcelain / February 15 & 16, 2014/ Baltimore Clayworks

29 October 2013 - 12:24 PM

Jennifer McCurdy

Testing the Limits of Porcelain: Thrown, Altered and Carved Sculpture

WS01 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, February 15 & 16, 2014

Fee: $200 member/$225 non-member

 

This 2-day demonstration/discussion based workshop that will explore basic wedging, centering, and throwing techniques unique to porcelain.  McCurdy will take participants through the production process of forming the cylinder followed by the technique of “dry throwing”, using two metal ribs to create the shape of the piece.  Next, she will show her technique of altering these pieces off the wheel to create soft shadow ad movement.   Day two will demonstrate carving techniques on leather hard porcelain vessels.  The workshop will conclude with a discussion of sanding techniques and firing strategies for porcelain which take advantage of the material’s qualities. 

McCurdy will discuss the concept of “strength vs. plasticity” inherent in the porcelain as it moves through the working stages; from wet to bone dry and finally through vitrification; the transformation of porous clay to translucent porcelain through heat fusion, a process that occurs in the firing.  Jen will offer candid conversation about the creative process, the importance and value of setting personal goals and about the development and transition of her work over the past thirty years while offering tips on making a living in the art world.  This course is recommended for students with a working knowledge of clay coupled with a willingness to explore new ideas before enrolling.  

JenniferMcCurdy received a BFA from Michigan State University in 1979 and then learned how to formulate and throw porcelain at Florida Atlantic University under John McCoy in 1980. She has been selling her porcelain in art shows and galleries for the last thirty years, and her work is included in the collections of several museums, including the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC.  She maintains a studio in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.  Her focus on the reflective and bone-like quality of the bare porcelain has led her to explore the light and shadow of the clay forms, resulting in a unique melding of line and structure.  She is looking forward to sharing some of the tricks she has learned along the way – tricks of the trade, and tricks of porcelain.  Perspective students are encouraged to review Jennifer’s website at www.jennifermccurdy.com.

WS01 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, February 15 & 16, 2014

Fee: $200 members; $225 non-members

Contact Matthew Hyleck at matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org for more information.

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21209