Wayne Higby presents A Raku Workshop
June 29 - July 11, 2015 with special Raku Firing Event July 11
“2014’s Raku summer workshop was a success for all concerned. The Raku firing extravaganza on the hilltop overlooking the village of Alfred was uniquely memorable. By popular demand we will do it again in 2015. I look forward to welcoming returning participants and newcomers to this workshop and soon to be annual outdoor firing event.” – W.H.
This workshop is a rare opportunity to study and experience the dynamics of this unique art form. The workshop will include hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, and firing demos. The workshop is open to all skill levels; enlightened amateurs are especially welcome.
Linda Sikora/Matthew Metz present Timeless/Timely
June 29 - July 10, 2015
Looking closely at the language that issues forth from hand, tools and material, the workshop will begin with the making of primary, singular forms on the potter’s wheel. These will be the basis from which to study and make compounded pottery form and consider what it means to ‘finish’ a form whether this implies additional surface work (decorative) or a re-evaluation of touch in forming. Initial exercises will escort us through morphologies witnessed in history, reveal the foundation of contemporary archetypes and, our proclivities.
Questions of time and tradition, relevance and resonance will be considered as we bring both analytic/technical and narrative/romantic approaches to the work. John Gill will join us on a trip to Scholes Library Rare Books Room to study the Eumorfopoulos Collection where he will share his expertise and knowledge. Subjects will include: vase, pitcher, teapot, jar/box, and cup. Studio processes include: throwing, building, sgrafitto, polychrome glazing, and firing (cone 10/salt/soda).
Visit our website, http://art.alfred.edu/summer-school/ to find out more information on all our Summer Ceramics Workshops including cost, housing, shuttle service, and registration links!