Category: – Clay / Sculpture

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Follow SUZY BIRSTEIN to Greek Island Paradise “MIA MUSE” – Ceramics Figurative Workshop

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

Envision your “Inner Muse” with ceramist Suzy Birstein, famed
artist for the 2008 Academy Award nominees
on the enchanting island of Skopelos, Greece where “Mama Mia” was filmed!

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artbreak™ The “Prague Fringe Festival” is highlighted

Artbreak™

After a long and gray central European winter Prague greets sunny springtime with an explosion of artistic events of all varieties. Join with us for a bloom of nature and creativity in the worldʼs most beautiful city.

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Artful Use Of What’s At Hand Workshop 2

Instructor, Polly Law

In the Artful Use Of What’s At Hand workshop students will explore the techniques and materials bricoleur (bricolage artist) Polly M. Law uses to make her signature “paper dolls”.

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Artful Use Of What’s At Hand Workshop 1

InstructorPolly Law

In the Artful Use Of What’s At Hand workshop students will explore the techniques and materials bricoleur (bricolage artist) Polly M. Law uses to make her signature “paper dolls”.

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Abstract Sculpture Fabrication: Working With Cardboard Workshop

Patty Mooney, Instructor

Cardboard is an incredibly versatile material that lends itself to creating dynamic sculptural forms. Students will learn a number of fabrication techniques that are designed to maintain the structural integrity of the material.

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Printing with Colored Clay

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to make monoprints using colored clays and colored slips, not ink, to make Clay prints on a fiber substrate pulled from a slab of wet clay.

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Introduction to Throwing on the Wheel

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is perfect for the absolute beginner who wishes to get their hands dirty in a supportive, warm, and stress free atmosphere, exploring the potter’s wheel.

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Designing Models and Mold Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore and learn methods for designing and fabricating models and molds.

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Firing the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

Potters of all ranges in abilities are welcome to bring work made from stoneware and or porcelain clay bodies and bisque fired to participate fully in this amazing firing. Everyone will participate in the kiln loading and firing process.

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Matt Shiemann

Making work for the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will focus on combing the elements of line, volume and form to create functional pottery that is appropriate for a wood kiln.

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Scaling Up: Concepts & Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course, taught by one of the country’s premiere throwers, will focus on processes beginning with conceptualization on through to making large-scale work.

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Kate Maury

Ornate Surfaces

Peters Valley School of Craft

Demonstrations and discussions will include commercial mold casting, press mold making, sprig application, damp storage, and forming techniques in throwing and hand building. Basic tableware as well as one of a kind pieces for celebratory moments will be our primary topic.

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Hand Building Earthenware Pottery

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop we will explore various hand built pottery forms using red earthenware clay. Included will be plates and platters, covered forms including teapots and more.

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Jerry Bennett

Hand Building Functional Forms using Paper Clay

Peters Valley School of Craft

This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for students to explore and experience new approaches to sculptural forms and functional pottery using paper clay and other innovative materials.

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William Depauw

Vessel Forms with the Help of Molds

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to use plaster molds to achieve interesting shapes and patterned surfaces. We will explore molds as a means to develop one-of-a-kind sculptural and utilitarian vessels.

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Tea Bowls: Form, Function and Beauty

Peters Valley School of Craft

Topics covered will include: aesthetics, proportions, preparing clay bodies, nuances and components of summer and winter shaped tea bowls, forming methods on the potter’s wheel, working with tea bowl blanks for carving and throwing off the mound to achieve fluidity.

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The Big Burn

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come join us in this annual firing fest during which you will learn how to fire wood, soda, raku, pit, and gas reduction.

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Noborigama Wood Firing Workshop

Peters Valley School of Craft

This immersive workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn how to fire The Peters Valley Noborigama wood kiln and also teaches the practical skills and techniques for glazing, loading, and firing a wood kiln.

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Leveling Up: Bigger, Better, Beautiful

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is for experienced potters looking to improve their skills and make larger forms on the wheel.

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Clay Becomes Body

Peters Valley School of Craft

The focus of this workshop is using the potter’s wheel to create human and animal figurative pottery. These pots might be amphora-like trophies or re-imagined canopic-like large jars, i.e with animal head lids.

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Multiple Surface Treatments

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn about the famous cobalt blue pigment and the proper use of brushes utilized in the creation of Chinese Blue and White porcelain often referred to as ‘Qing Hua’.

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Pit Firing with No Borders

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants in this weekend workshop will explore pit-firing techniques with an emphasis on salt and copper flashing, using their pieces as a ground for both firing and decorative applications.

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Joan Walton

Vessel Building: Bit by Bit

Peters Valley School of Craft

Through demonstrations and hands-on work with personal guidance, you will learn to build sculptural vessel forms that emphasize the relationship between interior and exterior space.

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artbreak™ Prague and Dresden

Artbreak™

Our October 8 – 14 session is one of the best times of the year to pay a visit to Prague and Dresden, transitioning sweetly between summer and autumn.

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Martine Vaugel – Sculpture Workshops in France

Vaugel Sculpture

Martine Vaugel is an internationally acclaimed sculptor and winner of two awards in the International Rodin Grand Prize Monumental Figure Competition.

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Mosaic Art Workshop in

Hacienda MOSAICO: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Create a beautiful mosaic in a tropical, art-filled setting. Studio is open 24–7 and the workshop includes breakfast and lunch on a beautifully enclosed walled Hacienda. There is inspiration and art all around!

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Bronze casting

Miniati Travel

Felo Hettich, author of ‘Handbook on Castingmoulds’, and Ingrid Onstenk, sculptor, are the tutors of this workshop.

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Sculpture Workshop

Miniati Travel

The sculpture workshop caters for both beginners and the more advanced participants and are held in our hotel gardens in June and September.

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