Friday, April 28, 2017

Ceramic Workshops

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Ceramic Decals for Beginners

Learn how to add ceramic decals to your work. Application of decals will be demonstrated and firing information for printed and commercial decals will be provided. Already glazed pieces and a limited number of decals will be provided for each participant. Firing is included. Feel free to bring 2-3 glaze-fired pieces of your own to test.

Registration deadline is March 9

Date: March 11Register button
Time: 10am - noon
Instructor: Erin Younge
Fee: $65
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Make Your Own Bowl

Make your own ceramic bowl. This is an introductory class for handbuilding and stamp decoration in clay. Learn the basics of building a ceramic bowl using clay slabs and coils. No experience necessary. All tools, materials, glazing and firing included. Participants and instructor will arrange a time finished pieces can be picked up. This class is open to all ages. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Registration deadline is March 23

Date: March 25Register button
Time: 10am - noon
Instructor: Erin Younge
Fee: $50
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Ceramic Mold Making

Molds are useful tools for duplicating the same ceramic pieces again and again. You can even translate a non-ceramic object into clay. Learn how to make a press mold and slip-cast mold to add to your studio practice. Feel free to bring any objects you wish to make into a mold during the class. All materials and tools included. No experience necessary. Participants will leave the workshop with at least one mold.

Registration deadline is April 20

Date: April 23Register button
Time: 10am - 4pm
Instructor: Erin Younge
Fee: $85
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Make Your Own Mother's Day Mug

This is an introductory class for handbuilding and stamping decoration in clay. Learn the basics of building a ceramic mug through the use of clay slabs and coils. choose the final color for your textural creation! No prior experience necessary. Glazing and firing included. Participants can pick up finished pieces May 12 and 13, 10am - 5pm. Open to all ages. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Registration deadline is May 4

Date: May 6Register button
Time: 10am - noon
Instructor: Erin Younge
Fee: $50
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Large Scale Clay Masterclass with

Alexandra Engelfriet

For more than 25 years, Alexandra Engelfriet has worked with huge amounts of raw clay. Her artistic approach is very physical. In large indoor installations and outdoor locations, she uses her whole body to sculpt clay. Alexandra will create a large scale raw clay installation in the industrial setting of STARworks as part of the Woodfire Conference (June 8 - 11). This four-day masterclass will take place in the same space with a large amount of wild North Carolina clay from a local quarry.

Participants will work with a large amount of clay on the floor and with a thick layer of clay on a table, immersing oneself fully in the material, working with hands and arms in the confined space of the table. The clay will be kept wet and workable so it can be used over and over again.

The emphasis is placed on the physical and performative aspects of working with clay rather than on the result, allowing new ways of working with clay to emerge.

Register by April 15 to save $100!

This is a four-day workshop. Click here for information about nearby lodging.

Registration deadline is May 8

Date: May 11 - 14 Register button
Time: 10am - 4pm
Instructor: Alexandra Engelfriet
Fee: $300 early bird special - must register by April 15. $400 after April 15.
   

Alexandra Engelfriet - Dust to Dust 2011 TN 

Tranchee 002 2013 photo Guillaume Ramon TN 

Under Ground Luster 2016 still Jeremie Basset TN




Instructors

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Alexandra Engelfriet

Alexandra Engelfriet has worked with clay for more than 25 years. Through physical interaction that involves the whole body, she shapes large amounts of clay. The process creates an intimate relationship between experience and earth. Film is an important part of her work, emphasizing its performative aspect. Learn more about Alexandra at www.alexandra-engelfriet.nl

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Erin Younge

Erin Younge is the STARworks Clay Studio director. She uses various materials and techniques to build sculptures that explore the relationships between history, religion and politics. She received a BFA concentrating in sculpture from UNCG and an MFA from ECU. Erin has taught workshops at the NC Pottery Center and STARworks. She was the curatorial manager for ECU's Dwight Holland Educational Ceramics Collection. 

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