Whether you hand build or throw on the wheel certain forms are better suited for one firing processes over another. Smooth or textured, round or flat different glazes and firings enhance each piece. In this five day workshop we focus on both thrown and hand built forms which might lend themselves to different firing techniques. Some clay experience is helpful, but not necessary, while we explore shape, form, and surface of ceramic objects. We will work with raku, saggar fire as well as soda firing pieces to connect the best surface, glazed or unglazed with each piece.
About the Workshop
About Bob Green
Bob Green is a ceramic artist and educator residing in Western Massachusetts. Exhibitions include: the 2015 NCECA conference show “The Diverse Vessel,” “Fifty Years of Crafts, 2010” at the Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT, and the 2007 National Juried Ceramics Exhibition at the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, KS. He is a recipient of the Vermont Council of the Arts individual artist grant. In 2012 he had a solo show at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA. Bob has taught numerous workshops on raku and pit firing and his work is featured in Steve Branfman’s books, “Raku: A Practical Approach” (2nd edition) and “Mastering Raku,” as well as ”500 RAKU” edited by Ray Hemachandra and Jim Romberg, all published by Lark Books. He has an undergraduate degree in sculpture and an MFA in ceramics from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He teaches ceramics classes at Snowfarm, the New England Craft Program and Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, and a workshop on primitive firing at 1839 Stockbridge, MA. bobgreenpottery.com
July 23-29, 2017
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