Fluid Movement - Pottery with Fluid Textures and Alterations
Instructor: Brett Roberts
Date: August 7 - 11, 2022
Time: 10:00am Sunday, August 7 through 1:00pm Thursday, August 11
Fee: $560 - Includes lodging at the AVRC or the Praire Center, meals including a woodfired pizza on Saturday evening and 50# of stoneware clay.
Scholarships are available. Please message us for information!
This workshop focuses on alterations to thrown forms to create more movement in your work and a more fluid aesthetic. Topics include faceting, slip additions, stretching, and other techniques on soft forms. I will demo thrown, functional forms, but I encourage you to apply topics to hand-built and sculptural work as well. We will also discuss some post firing techniques and how to best apply glaze to the forms we create. My hope is that all participants will take away a better understanding of new techniques to apply to their personal work, or to share with students in their classrooms.
We will explore glaze application techniques and fire some finished work. Demonstrations will accompany plenty of personal studio time.
Participants are encouraged to bring your own throwing and
trimming tools. Additional things to bring include 3-5 small to medium bisque fired pieces to use for cone 5 glaze firing, and 3-5 digital images of your finished work to share with the group.
In 2005 Brett Roberts attended the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater to pursue a Fine Arts degree in Ceramics with teaching licensure. During this time he gained experience both exhibiting work in galleries and selling work in art sales. Upon graduation in 2011 he worked as a volunteer assistant in the UWW ceramic studio. During and after Undergraduate school Brett began teaching clay to kids and adults in community courses, which he still does today. He currently teaches 3D Art at Waterford Union High School and is entering his 7th year. Brett is focused on creating a local interest in art, specifically pottery, through his community classes and own artwork. He enjoys getting to know people in the community and has appreciated the amount of interest people have in clay.
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