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Forming Ceramic Vessels and Sculptures with Undulating Surfaces with Carol Long
Forming Ceramic Vessels and Sculptures with Undulating Surfaces with Carol Long

Forming Ceramic Vessels and Sculptures with Undulating Surfaces with Carol Long

Explore the world of nature-inspired artistic expression as talented artist Carol Long shares her unique techniques and insights.

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Date & Time

Aug 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – Aug 30, 2024, 12:00 PM

Adamah Art Studios, 4681 Co Rd ZZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533, USA

About the Workshop

Carol Long will be presenting the formation of ceramic vessels and sculptures with undulating surfaces, handles that wind out into negative space, and surface decoration. We will discuss design, construction practices, surface decoration, glaze color selection, glaze application, and electric firing. Beginning to advanced skill levels are welcome.

Day 1 - Botanical slab press mold, foraging, pressing

We will forage the property in search of flowers and plants to make a press mold.

Day 2 - Throwing, altering, pulling handles

We will use simple thrown vessels as a starting point for manipulation.

Day 3 - Slab building pieces, altering, pulling handles

We will focus and build a two-sided form.

Day 4 - Slip trailing, glazing a small tile

Adamah will provide:

  • 50lbs of Bclay. Porcelain and additional stoneware will be available for purchase.
  • Bisque firing during workshop
  • Basic throwing and hand-building tools

Participants should bring:

  • Tools that you are comfortable with, a couple of stainless steel potters ribs as well
  • Boxes and wrapping for any pieces made during the workshop
  • Slip trailing bottles (we have a few extra if participants do not have one)

Recommendation for slip trailing bottles:

Axner Pottery Supply 1oz. precision trailing bottle Metal tips- medium (0.7mm)

Artist Bio:

Carol Long draws influence from plant and animal life.   With joy, whimsy and beauty as her goal, her work continues to evolve as she experiments with new ways of expressing these qualities of her surroundings.  Carol's work is featured at Charlie Cummings gallery in Gainsville, Florida, Karg Art Glass in Kechi, Kansas and The Filley Art Museum in Pratt, Kansas. In recent years she has been a presenter at workshops throughout the US.   Born in 1965, Carol Long was raised on a farm in Stafford County, Kansas. The family farm having been homesteaded in the 1880's, had by the time of her childhood, matured with trees and a thick shelter belt. In these wooded areas Carol explored and found a connection with nature developing an appreciation of plant and animal life. Her mother also had an interest in art and often took Carol to art museums. Carol often felt a need to express herself by bringing her imagination to life. She remembers as a child using one of her father's cattle syringes filled with mud to build structures in the driveway.  In high school, Carol excelled in art. Her teacher, Sheldon Ganstrom, who is now a prominent Raku artist, helped spark Carol's interest in ceramics. She then moved on to Barton County Community College where she realized that she was always drawn to the ceramics lab. She has studied under Glenda Taylor, Linda Ganstrom, and Steve Dudek.  Carol enjoys learning from other contemporary artists while keeping an eye on historical ceramics.


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  • Single Occupancy

    Private single room with private bathroom, linens included. Meals and #50 DSM clay included.

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    Shared room with private bathroom, linens included. If you do not indicate a roommate or come with a houseguest, you will be assigned a roommate prior to arrival. Meals and #50 DSM clay included.

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    The rate does not include lodging. Lunch will be provided daily. Additional meals are available for purchase. Please make arrangements in advance if you would like to add meals to your workshop. #50 DSM clay included.

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