Clay Club aims to connect potters and ceramic artists of our community. We exchange ideas, share information and form friendships
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Jason Bohnert & some sap
Back in February, I had the rare opportunity to hang with my West Virginia University ceramics homies. As we've gone our separate ways to start careers and families, it sure was special for me to see these old friends all at once. If I may get a little sappy for just one moment, for the short time we got together in February it felt like no time had passed between us. I think all of us clay people have forged unique friendships through our common love of clay.
Potter and Educator Jason Bohnert was recently invited by Brad Birkhimer, Adjunct Professor at Hood College, Frederick, MD, for the college's Visiting Artist program. The Workshop featured functional ceramic art such as cups, mugs, pouring vessels, and bowls with faceted surface decoration techniques inspired by Arizona landscapes and Yixing China ceramic artists. Jason’s ceramics arts depend mainly on a wood fired environment to get the surface colors and textures that his Arizona surroundings inspire.
Steve Barber of Unit4 Media created visual documentation of the workshop. Click here to see images from the workshop and a 2004 video Steve made of the WVU Wood kiln building project in Jingdezhen, China.
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Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.