Seductive Elegance: Clay Carving Techniques
This 2-day participation 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 lines, patterns and motifs and slip trailing to create visual and physical depth for tactile communication. Previous clay experience is required, open to hand-builders or potters. Students may choose to bring leather-hard pots or tiles and design references, grog-free clay recommended. Course fee includes clay and bisque firing.
WS03 – Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm, November 9 & 10
Fee: $200 member, $220 non-member
YOSHI FUJII is currently a visiting artist with Baltimore Clayworks and was the recipient of the 2008–09 Lormina Salter Fellowship. 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.
Contact Matt Hyleck at email@example.com for more information.