Fold & Fabricate: Handbuilding with Soft Slabs
Jun
23
to Jun 29

Fold & Fabricate: Handbuilding with Soft Slabs

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This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Students will be introduced to the techniques of working with earthenware clay slabs and paper patterns. They will begin with simple functional forms and expand to include components such as lids, feet, and spouts.  There will be discussion and work time allotted towards surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes.

 

This workshop emphasizes one-on-one interaction in a supportive, positive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development nurtured. This workshop is designed to accommodate all clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced.

Bisque firing only.

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The Basics and Beyond: Soft Slab Handbuilding
Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

The Basics and Beyond: Soft Slab Handbuilding

This is a unique workshop taught in my home studio. Space is limited to 6 participants which will enable an intimate experience with ample opportunity for questions. Stay an extra day or two and explore the regions rich tradition of arts and crafts.

What to expect

This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and paper patterns, and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Demonstrations range from simple functional forms and expand to more complex forms including lids, feet, and spouts.

There will be extensive discussion and demonstration on surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes. Students will learn how to make terra sigillata and have the opportunity to purchase small batches to take home.

The format of this workshop is demonstration and discussion. Hands-on exercises will be sprinkled in throughout the day. Exercises may include pattern making, slip trailing, and making and using terra sigillata.

Location: Liz’s Studio. Bakersville, North Carolina

Cost: $200

Space limited to 6 participants (minimum of 3)

How To Register

Please email the following information to liz@lzspottery.com

Name

Address

Phone Number

Send full payment to

Liz Summerfield

810 Water St

Bakersville, NC 28705

*Cancellation policy-No refunds. If I can fill your spot, than I will refund 100% of your payment.

You will receive a confirmation email that you are officially enrolled once payment is received.

A materials list, directions, and accommodation options will be sent prior to the workshop.

 

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The Basics and Beyond: Soft-Slab Handbuilding
Aug
2
to Aug 4

The Basics and Beyond: Soft-Slab Handbuilding

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This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Students will be introduced to the techniques of working with earthenware clay slabs and paper patterns. They will begin with simple functional forms and expand to include components such as lids, feet, and spouts.

This workshop emphasizes one-on-one interaction in a supportive, positive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development nurtured. This workshop is designed to accommodate all clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced.

Included in the workshop is a discussion and demonstration on surface treatment using terra sigillata and underglazes.

*Firing not included

Registration

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Soft Slab Construction-The Basics and Beyond
Feb
23
to Feb 25

Soft Slab Construction-The Basics and Beyond

This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Students in this workshop will be introduced to the techniques of working with soft clay slabs and paper patterns. They will begin with simple functional forms and expand to include components such as lids, feet, and spouts.

Throughout the workshop, Liz will share her strategies on personalizing one’s work through discussion and a visual presentation. She will also encourage open discussions on topics such as function, scale, and the importance of intention.

This workshop is designed to accommodate all clay enthusiasts from beginner to advanced.

This workshop emphasizes one-on-one interaction in a supportive, positive environment where experimentation is encouraged and individual development nurtured.

More details and information on registration will be available soon.

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Functional Ceramics Worskhop 2017
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Functional Ceramics Worskhop 2017

Bakersville, North Carolina, artist Liz Zlot Summerfield handbuilds her pots using soft slabs, then enhances the surfaces with slip trailing, terra sigillata and glazes. Her work has been featured on the covers of Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times, and has been showcased in exhibitions across the country. She will discuss and demonstrate her creative process, from concept to making a paper pattern and finishing with a slab-built pot.

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Yunomi  International
May
13
to Jul 31

Yunomi International

10th Annual Yunomi Invitational

Definition of Yunomi(U-No-Me): A tea bowl, being taller than wide, with a trimmed or turned foot, without a handle. Unlike the more formal Chawan tea bowl, which is used during the Japanese tea ceremony, the Yunomi is made for daily (or informal) tea drinking.

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Mar
16
to Mar 19

The Clay Studio: 100 Cups

This exhibition will explore the mentor/mentee relationships amongst makers. The display will encourage conversation on the intersecting nature of makers while providing access to the work of artists both new and established. The opportunity to compare form, weight, surface and design of these cups will be an incredible opportunity for all NCECA attendees.

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