Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Archie Bray Workshop 2013


Linda Arbuckle
Investigating Surface with Majolica

May 17–19, 2013
Tuition $335 (includes $35 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15

In this three-day hands-on workshop, Linda Arbuckle will demonstrate majolica glazing, decorating methods and brushwork. While talking about various technical issues for low fire and majolica, she will discuss development of personal work, formal strategies for surface design, development of color and other lively topics of ceramic interest.
Participants will bring terracotta bisque pieces to glaze and decorate during the workshop. Through sketchbook exercises, the class will explore options for personal surface organization and use of color. Students will also learn how to mix decorating colors.

Linda Arbuckle trained in arts and ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a BFA and MFA in Ceramics. A professor in Ceramics at the University of Florida School of Art + Art History, she is active in the field exhibiting her work, connecting with other clay artists and presenting workshops. Images of her work, helpful technical information, contact information and her resume may be found online at lindaarbuckle.com.  

Matt Kelleher & Shoko Teruyama
An Invitation to Slow Down

June 10–14, 2013
Tuition $495 (includes $45 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15

This five-day hands-on workshop will concentrate on hand building with earthenware and the exploration of diverse pottery genres from tableware to vessels for sacred spaces.  Demonstrations will include bisque molds, slab and coil construction and complex attachments, altering and refining techniques.  Emphasis will be placed on surface treatment through slip application and sgraffito decoration.  Each participant will create a bisque mold, many small pots and have the opportunity to decorate and glaze a piece by the end of the week.

Matt Kelleher is currently a working potter in the mountains of western North Carolina.  In 2005, he left University teaching to pursue full-time studio work through a residency at Penland School of Crafts.  Kelleher has also been artist in residence at Archie Bray Foundation (1999–2001) and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan (2003).  As he continues his career of investigating soda-fired tableware, he has broadened his interests to include sculptural vessels, bird inspired forms and collaborative work with Shoko Teruyama.
Shoko Teruyama grew up in Mishima, Japan. She earned a BA in education and taught elementary school for two years before coming to the United States to study art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997.  Teruyama received her MFA in ceramics in 2005 from Wichita State University in Kansas.  She finished a three-year residency at the Penland School of Crafts in 2008 and is now a studio artist in Marshall, North Carolina.

Chris Staley & Nancy Blum

Opposites Attract

July 8–19, 2013
Tuition $795 (includes $95 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15

This workshop will focus on finding new ways to see and understand one’s work and inspirations. During the two weeks, participants will have time to create objects and engage in creative group exercises that will inspire questions and dialogue. Whether it is pottery or sculpture, the quality of a learning experience is often related to the depth of the questions being asked. With open hearts and a seeker’s spirit Staley and Blum write, “We welcome anyone interested in a deeper conversation about their work from the functional potter to a narrative sculptor.” While participants will be able to make finished pieces during the two weeks, the larger goal is to develop a deeper knowledge of their motivations, learn how they can grow their practice, and better understand the context where their work would thrive. Along with open studio time and demonstrations, Staley and Blum will give slide lectures, covering historical and contemporary ceramics and as well as their own practices.   
Chris Staley and Nancy Blum met years ago at the Archie Bray Foundation. While their respective art practices differ greatly from one another, their complimentary perspectives on the process involved with making art will create a dynamic and rich learning experience during this two-week workshop.  Both artists are deeply concerned with an organic elegance and have years of experience making forms come to life. They are excited to share their insights and experiences with the participants of the workshop.

Chris Staley has been making pots and drawing for most of his life. His clay work has explored both issues of utility and personal expression. The notion that the lives we live inform what we create is at the heart of Staley's ongoing search for meaning. Staley is a distinguished professor of the Ceramic Arts at Penn State University and was recently selected to be the Penn State Laureate. He received his MFA from Alfred University in New York and has traveled extensively as a visiting artist from Bezalel Academy in Israel to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. He has received two National Endowment of the Arts grants and two Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Grants. His work is in many collections, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London as well as friends cupboards. For 9 years he served on the Board of Directors at the Archie Bray Foundation and he is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
Nancy Blum worked sculpturally in clay for many years before transitioning this practice towards public art and working in a large range of materials. Her obsessive botanical compositions on paper inform the sculptural work that she does and she could be seen as a maximalist to Staley's minimalism. Blum received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and her work is in many collections across the United States.  

Tony Marsh
A Ceramic Record: Models, Molds, Casting

August 16–18, 2013
Tuition $335 (includes $35 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15

In this intensive three-day workshop, students will learn to create vessels from a prototype using mold-making and slip casting techniques.  Participants will use found objects that are brought from home or found on-site to build a solid cup-like form that will serve as a model for their project.  A multiple section plaster mold will be designed and cast. Various methods of modeling and mold making will be discussed, as well as slip casting and design.  The emphasis of this workshop is on the unique model and standard making practices. While each student will produce a cast object at the end, the the focus will be to better understand the  creative process.

Tony Marsh earned his MFA degree from Alfred University in New York.  He additionally spent 3 years in Mashiko, Japan where he apprenticed to potter Tatsuzo Shimaoka, who was designated a Living National Treasure in 1996. Marsh’s ceramic art has been exhibited across the United States, Asia and Europe.  Examples of his work may be found in many private and public permanent collections; including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Art & Design in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary International Ceramic Art In Inchon, South Korea and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto. He lives and works in Long Beach,  California where he teaches and is the chair of the Ceramic Arts Program at California State University Long Beach.

2013 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship
The Bray is pleased to award Tony Marsh with the 2013 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship. Marsh will spend the a few weeks in August at the Bray working in the Voulkos Visiting Artist studio.
The Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship was created in memory of the renowned ceramic artist Peter Voulkos. His family and friends established the fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation to invite a distinguished artist to work at the Bray each year. Peter Voulkos taught by example, working alongside other artists in the studio, fostering artistic exchange and dialogue, and nurturing mutual respect. In the same spirit, the Voulkos Fellow is invited to work in an environment that encourages interaction among the artists and the Bray community.

Wanxin Zhang

Figurative Sculpture with Slab Construction

September 20–22, 2013
Tuition $335 (includes $35 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15

Students will participate in the entire process of creating a figure out of clay. Each part of the process, from developing an idea, drawing sketches, creating a 3D maquette, and enlarging the piece to a 24-30" sculpture, will be demonstrated in this three-day workshop. Participants will produce a bust or whole body figure based on individual and personal experience. The workshop will focus on exploring the difference between realism and caricature, and accuracy and expression.  Students will also explore surface texture, tool and hand marks, as well as the use of the material itself.

Wanxin Zhang began his art education at early age, after graduating from college he established his art career as a metal sculptor in China. He immigrated to United States to continue his graduate studies in 1992 and in 1996 he received his MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Zhang is well known for his large scale figurative clay sculpture with an international contemporary perspective. As a studio artist and an educator, Zhang was the first place recipient of the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant in 2006 and Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors grant in 2004. Zhang has many solo museum exhibitions, including at the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Fresno Art Museum in California, The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art in Michigan, Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington, Holter Museum of Art in Montana, and others. Since 2010, Zhang has been a lecturer at Department of Art Practice at the UC Berkeley. He currently living and working in San Francisco, California.

Tara Wilson

Flames: Wood Firing

October 7–11, 2013
Tuition $495 (includes $45 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15

In this five-day wood fire workshop participants will have an opportunity to fire the Archie Bray Foundation’s 92 cubic foot train kiln. Participants are asked to bring high fire bisqueware to glaze and fire in the kiln.  A variety of wood firing topics will be discussed, from surface treatments and stacking methods, to firing and cooling strategies. This hands-on approach will allow for discussions and dialogue pertaining to all aspects of wood firing to take place throughout the process. During the cooling phase of the firing, Wilson will demonstrate her pottery making techniques.
Tara Wilson is a studio potter living in Montana City, Montana. Wilson received a BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA from the University of Florida. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana.  She has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States; and her wood fired utilitarian work has been exhibited internationally.

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