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2018 Ceramic Arts Workshops and Studio Courses

ARTS 501 Glaze Application

August 24-26, 2018
Friday 5 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joyce Michaud

Workshop Fee: $185 1 credits/Graduate Tuition

A study of basic and advanced information and techniques for successful glazing of the ceramic form. Learn to analyze the bisque form to make appropriate finishing choices to balance or strengthen the composition, learn techniques that will facilitate the glazing process and discuss procedures to standardize to achieve consistent glaze results.

ARTS 502 East Asian Coil Techniques

June 1-3, 2018
Friday 5 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joyce Michaud

Workshop Fee: $185 1 credits/Graduate Tuition

One of the most valuable methods for the construction of asymmetrical work, East Asian Wedged Coil Technique provides the greatest wet structural strength for clay sculpture. Learn coil making and building, and the advanced techniques of coil riveting, ribbing, bridging, boating and bracing for large and/or sculptural forms in clay.

ARTS 505 Masters’ Throwing

August 16-19, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joyce Michaud

Workshop Fee: $325 2 credits/Graduate Tuition

Lab fee. An in-depth study of advanced throwing concepts designed to assist the student to cognitively understand the essence of clay, the broadcast potential of the medium and learn to respond to the forces affecting the movement of clay during the throwing process in a synthesis of skill, knowledge and artistic expression.

ARTS 507 Plates and Platters

April 21-22, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joyce Michaud

Workshop Fee: $185 1 credit/Graduate Tuition

Prerequisites: ARTS 503 or ARTS 505

An in-depth study of the throwing and finishing plates and large platters, including structural strength concepts for low open forms, methods for centering, a variety of throwing techniques, information on finishing, firing and composition.

ARTS 508 Ceramic Sculpture

July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Kevin Rohde

Workshop Fee: $585 3 credits/Graduate Tuition

Applied three-dimensional ceramic design and construction covering a variety of methods of hand-forming with clay to take a sculptural direction. Techniques include tile relief, eastern coil, slab construction, modeling the figure, the portrait bust, structural strength concepts for sculpture and firing considerations for sculptural forms.

ARTS 509 Throwing Large Forms

June 25-30, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Kevin Crowe

Workshop Fee: $585 3 credits/Graduate Tuition

The workshop will focus on the techniques and aesthetic perspective employed to produce large-scale pots. Participants will develop alternate methods to throw and center large pots. Throwing large allows a more elastic understanding of the relationship between object and the space it occupies.

ARTS 512 Eastern and Western Trimming Techniques

Dec. 8-9, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Muller

Workshop Fee: $185 1 credit/Graduate Tuition

Prerequisites: ARTS 503 or ARTS 505

The importance of the finishing of the thrown work by turning the foot and the trimming of excess clay to refine the form has often been overlooked. The details of trimming enhance or destroy the structural integrity of the form. It is critical for the potter to understand the qualities essential for the structure and aesthetics of the completed piece.

ARTS 517 Asymmetrical and Dynamic Wheel

July 5-15, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visiting Instructor: Tony Clennell

Workshop Fee: $650 3 credits/Graduate Tuition

The course will provide the student with experience in alternatives to simple wheel throwing by combining wheel and handbuilding techniques. Procedures to alter forms include shaping, paddling, faceting, combining separately thrown forms, and integrating coiling and throwing. Work may be in stoneware or porcelain.

ARTS 522 Glaze Calculation, Theory, and Practice

Sept.9 - Dec. 9, 2018
Hybrid Course with once a month Sunday Meetings 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sept.9 and 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 2 Instructor: Matthew Katz

Workshop Fee: $700 1 credit/Graduate Tuition

A study of the properties of glazes and the materials used to develop original glazes and adjust existing glazes for stoneware and porcelain. The course will include directed study research and laboratory testing with selected topics in glaze composition, clay/glaze relationship, color, texture and materials.

ARTS 530 Kiln Technology and Firing Theory

August 8-12, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visiting Instructor

Workshop Fee: $385 2 credits/Graduate Tuition

A study in kiln stacking and firing procedures with concentration on reduction atmosphere firings; notes on types of kilns and basic kiln construction, oxidation firing, kiln maintenance and repair, kiln furniture, heat measuring devices and safety equipment.

ARTS 531 Wood Firing Theory

March 23-27, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joseph Delphia

Workshop Fee: $385 2 credits/Graduate Tuition

A study in wood firing with information on stoking patterns, heat rise and firing theory, wadding composition and placement, loading and stacking procedures, types of woods, stoking patterns; the effects of oxidation/reduction cycles and more will be covered. Full participation in all aspects of preparation and firing is required.

ARTS 533 Soda Firing Theory

June 20-24, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Lisa York

Workshop Fee: $385 2 credits/Graduate Tuition

A study in soda firing, presenting information on clay, slip and glaze for the soda firing, loading and stacking procedures, wadding composition and placement, heat rise, the effects of oxidation/reduction firing cycles, and firing theory will be covered. Information on the history of soda firing, types of soda kilns and basic kiln construction, kiln maintenance, kiln furniture, heat measuring devices, and safety issues will also be covered.

ARTS 599JJ  Teabowls

October 20-21, 2018
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Muller

Workshop Fee: $185 1 credit/Graduate Tuition

Prerequisites: ARTS 503 or ARTS 505

The evolution of Japanese Tea Ceremony brought about the development of a unique ceramic aesthetic that some would say reached it’s apex during Japan’s Momoyama Period. The tradition of tea has spread and developed and continues to influence particular aesthetic principles. In this class, Kristin will present traditional tea bowl making techniques and aesthetic criteria and encourage students to discover the freedom of expression within specific boundaries.