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Matthew Hyleck

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Joe Campbell: The Potter’S Brush Wksp / April 25 & 26 / Baltimore Clayworks

24 November 2014 - 04:15 PM

Joe Campbell – The Potter’s Brush Workshop  

WS02 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, April 25 & 26, 2015

Fee: $200 member/$225 non-member

 

The tools we use in our studio can and should be an integral part of what we say with our work, and their voice should be heard.  Good brushes, chosen for their particular ability, and used with skill, are critical to the success of our pieces. In this 2-day, hands on workshop, we will visit the history of the potter’s brush, explore techniques for the application of ceramic materials, and learn to build good ceramic brushes.   Slides, videos, handouts, and instructor demonstrations will weave together the process for making brushes, and their skillful use with slips, engobes, underglazes, glazes, and wax resist.  During the class students will make 3 brushes of their choosing, and have the time and opportunity to enhance their decorating skills using these new tools and new knowledge.  All necessary materials for brush construction will be provided. 

 

Joe Campbell has been making pots for over 45 years, and making his own fine brushes for over 25.  He is Professor Emeritus from Frederick Community College, having retired after 33 years of college level instruction in Ceramics and Art.  Joe received his MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University in 1976, and his BS in Ceramics from Frostburg State College in 1973.  His ceramic work has always been involved with the making of vessels, with a particular focus on the surface.

 

 “Yes from a functional standpoint, I want my pieces to work well, but shame on me if that is all they do.  Great pots should strive to be every bit as engaging as a good painting or sculpture, and have as an added bonus, their physical function in our kitchens and our homes.  This has always been my challenge in the studio. ”  His brushes are a natural outgrowth of this same challenge, seeking to be great decorating tools, and beautiful, intimate little pieces of sculpture in their own right.   Joe has conducted numerous workshops in brush making and decorating throughout the nation, and done artist in residence stays from Watershed in Maine, to Tierra Hermosa Studios in New Mexico.

 

WS02 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, April 25 & 26, 2015

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


Kate Borcherding: Developing Narrative Figurative Sculpture Wksp / November 15 & 16...

15 August 2014 - 04:07 PM

WS05 Kate Borcherding: Developing Narrative Figurative Sculpture

 

Kate Borcherding

Developing Narrative Figurative Sculpture

WS05 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, November 15 & 16, 2014

Fee: $200 member/$225 non-member

 

Public artist lecture Friday, 7-8pm, November 14 – RSVP matt.hyleck@baltimoreclayworks.org

 

This 2-day, fast-paced workshop explores ideas in developing narrative figurative ceramics and multiple techniques in building and finishing. Through a series of demonstrations, hand-outs (both in class and as take away resources)  and hands-on thumbnail exercises, students will become familiar with Kate’s personal approach to constructing narrative scultpure. Students will explore the process of harnessing ideas, advancing the content to form a narrative through a variety of modeling methods and surface approaches to create narrative assemblages. Demonstrations will address a variety of resource material gathering, mark-making methods, construction approaches and surface finishing techniques. Be prepared to engage mind and body for a breakthrough experience in narrative figurative ceramics.

 

Kate Borcherding (born October 26, 1960) is an American artist working in mixed media. Her artistic style is both neoclassical and postmodern. Her art mainly focuses on the human figure, and is often psychological in nature with narratives expressed across multiple layers. Her ceramic work focuses on the creation of assemblages incorporating either the human form or a personification of an object. She makes use of visual symbols which she extracts and extends from the direct observation of an environment including important cultural, architectural or technological representations. Projecting the object into the observerspsychological space compels observers to “dive in” with their own humanity as an emotive participant in order to unfold the inner narrative of the art. Through this re-living of an inner world of an important period and place a universal moment from the past becomes alive.  Borcherdings site specific environmental sculpture pushes the space relationship between object and observer even further so that the observer walks into and on the art.

Her long studio career is complemented with a commitment to art education which she fulfills thru printmaking, ceramic and life drawing workshops. She is currently developing a drawing and anatomy curriculum for online education under the moniker “Art Team”. She is also an art professor at Sam Houston State University where she has been employed since 1993. During the academic year she lives on a working horse and cattle ranch in Texas. The cool of summer is enjoyed in and around Madison, Wisconsin with her mother, artist Joan Jelinek, and her four brothers.

“Knowledge of places is therefore closely linked to knowledge of the self, to grasping oness position in the larger scheme of things, including ones own community". (Basso, 1996).

 

WS05 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, November 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

www.baltimoreclayworks.org

 


Mark Shapiro: Brew / Pour / More Teapots Wksp / January 17 & 18 / Baltimore Clayworks

11 August 2014 - 10:38 AM

Mark Shapiro Workshop – Teapots: Brew / Pour / More

WS01 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, January 17 & 18, 2015

Fee: $200 member/$225 non-member

 

For the potter, teapots are entrancing objects to make. They have a long and rich history that evokes social rituals and intercultural connections. They have long been collected and displayed, and ceramic teapots remain the first choice for brewing tea. They are still commonly used, though other ceramic forms have been replaced by other kinds of vessels. Technically teapots present the challenge of designing and integrating multiple parts—spout, lid, handle, foot, knob—in addition to the usual questions of clay, surface, and firing. As such, the teapot is a classic potter’s performance, in which the drama of ceramic inspiration and mastery unfolds.

 

A functional teapot must successfully brew and pour tea, but what else can a teapot do? In this 2-day workshop participants will look at the parts that make the whole, focusing on ergonomics, proportion, and the harmony of elements. What makes a great teapot, one that you want to use again and again? This workshop will attempt to unfold some of those qualities by learning from outstanding examples and thinking about how to capture such excellence in our own teapots and related wares. 

Mark Shapiro makes wood-fired pots in Western Massachusetts. He is a frequent workshop leader, lecturer, curator, panelist, and writer, and is mentor to a half-dozen apprentices who have trained at his Stonepool Pottery. His work was featured in the 4th World Ceramics Biennial in Icheon, Korea, and is in many public collections. His interviews of Karen Karnes, Michael Simon, Paulus Berensohn, and Sergei Isupov, are in the Smithsonian Archives of American Art and he edited A Chosen Path: the Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes (UNC Press). He is on the advisory board of Ceramics Monthly, and is a contributing editor to Studio Potter Magazine.

 

WS01 – Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm, January 17 & 18, 2015

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

 

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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