Please join us for this great weekend workshop featuring different techniques, ceramic work, and experiences of our esteemed presenters. This workshop allows you to stay with one presenter or move around between presenters to experience what most interests you. You’re sure to learn, be inspired and entertained during this demonstration workshop.
March 10-12, 2017
Saturday and Sunday | 9am-4pm
Northern Kentucky University | Ceramics and Sculpture Bldg.
Reception Friday, March 10 | 7 pm (free and open to all)
Rookwood Pottery’s Ali Karsh will discuss the history, impact, and future of the company.
Tony Winchester Sat and Sun – 9-4
Mindy Winchester Sat and Sun mornings – 9-11am
John Beasley Saturday afternoon – 1-4pm
Brenda Tarbell Sunday afternoon – 1-4pm
Tony Winchester – Taking Basic Pots to Altered Composite Pieces
Saturday & Sunday | 9-4
Tony will discuss the 3 basic shapes of pottery, cylinder, bulbous pot and plates and bowls during his workshop. He will show many different techniques to approach these thrown shapes. Altering, faceting, design elements, proportion, with emphasis on the “parts” of a pot. He will show how these thrown parts can be assembled into a variety of composite pieces. Decoration and the elements of design will be covered during the workshop by utilizing slips and texture tools. Participants will receive a handout of their cone 10 slips and glazes. The Winchesters will have a variety of pots for sale during the workshop for attendees.
Mindy Winchester — Decorating with Slips and Texture
Saturday & Sunday | 9-11
Mindy will cover decoration and the elements of design utilizing slips and texture tools. Mindy is famous for her equine designs and mastery of slip techniques.
Click here to find out more about Tony and Mindy and view some of their work.
John Beasley – Sculptured Tile Work
Saturday | 1-4
John will present and demonstrate making a tile, showing the molds, describing the process and giving sources for the materials. He will have finished tiles on hand to show his glazing process. Due to the amount of time it takes to carve a tile, it won’t be possible to have participants carve their own tile. But he’s happy to pass on the knowledge of his experience and answer any questions.
Click here to find out more about John Beasley and view some of his work.
Brenda Tarbell – Creation & Implementation of Installations
Sunday | 1-4
Planning a large scale installation requires research, drawing and a design presentation. Brenda will show images of the process and finished results of the Artworks installation, “Buds, Blossoms and Boughs for the Queen” created for the Duke Energy Convention Center. Collaborating with a metal fabricator to make the branches and fitting ceramic forms to the metal tubes involved problem solving and becoming familiar with another medium, steel. She will demonstrate the creation of a bud and a blossom and will discuss the ways these forms were mounted. Support forms were necessary for the forming and firing of this work. She will show how these were made and used in the creation of this installation.
Click here to find out more about Brenda Tarbell and view some of her work.
$150 – Clay Alliance members and Students
$200 – Non-Clay Alliance members – Join Clay Alliance for only $25 ($15 for students) and you SAVE $50 on this workshop!
(Workshop cost includes lunch for both days)
Cancellation Reimbursement Policy: Drop out by 2/18, 50% | After 2/18, 0%
You can even register Saturday, the morning of the workshop. BUT if possible we do ask you to let Donna King know you are coming so we can plan for food since lunch is included both days.
Click here to reserve your spot
If you have any questions, please contact:
NKU Campus map to Ceramics and Sculpture Building