Summer workshop with Garth Johnson

Low-Low Fire, No Fire and Setting the Web on Fire | July 15th – 19th

Expand your palette. For this workshop, we will focus on “low-low
fire” ceramic surface decoration like china paint, decals and lusters.
We’ll also explore some “no-fire” options like sandblasting, “Lazertran”
inkjet decals and mosaics. Students may bring their own finished,
glazed ceramic pieces to decorate, or even choose to focus on working on
“repurposed” pieces rescued from the thrift store.

We’ll serve up surface with a side of marketing. If you need help
with your web presence, social media or Photoshop chops, you’ve come to
the right place.


Garth Johnson is a writer, artist and educator who lives and works in
Eureka, California. He is an assistant professor of art at College of
the Redwoods. Garth has written for magazines like CRAFT, Readymade, FiberArts and Hand/Eye. His first book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse was published by Quarry in November, 2009. He has also contributed to books like Handmade Nation, Craftivity, Craft Corps and World of Geekcraft. His work has been exhibited internationally, as well as featured in magazines such as The Observer, Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Metropolis and The Artist’s Magazine. His blog, is a compendium of “art masquerading as craft, craft masquerading as art and craft extending its middle finger”.

Garth is also a curator, with two recent exhibitions under his belt.
His first exhibition, “Renewal Notice” was curated for the 2010 American
Conservation Film Festival in Shepherdstown, WV. His second exhibition,
“Era Messages” was curated from the permanent collection of the Museum
of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. He also served as guest
editor for the Summer 2012 “Inside/Out” issue of Studio Potter magazine.

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