Pure and Not-so-Simple: Ceramics Masterclass with Kirsten Coelho

Offered by Slow Clay

Come and be inspired by one of Australia’s exciting and successful
ceramic artists! Kirsten Coelho is an award-winning ceramic artist
who works in porcelain, producing reduction fired works that attempt to
fuse the formal and the abstract.

More recently her work has been influenced by nineteenth and early
twentieth century enamel wares and and the abstracted surface
possibilities these objects can show as they begin to age.

Kirsten Coelho trained in Adelaide at the South Australian School of
Art before moving to the UK in the early 1990’s where she worked for a
number of years in a London Studio.

Since returning to Australia in 1998, Kirsten Coelho has been a
studio tenant at the JamFactory Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design
and completed a Master of Visual Art at the South Australian School of
Art . Kirsten now works from a studio at her home in Adelaide, South
Australia. She was winner of the 2012 Sidney Myer Ceramics Award and is
represented by galleries in London, US and Australia.

Her Masterclass at Slow Clay Centre will be a one-day demonstration
and discussion-based class where participants will be able to access
Kirsten’s considerable expertise and knowledge about porcelain, working
on the potter’s wheel, glazing and building a career in ceramics! All
welcome, no prior experience necessary!


Masterclass “Lithophane”

Leading Latvian and worldwide well known award winning porcelain and
ceramics artists Ilona Romule and Peteris Martinsons invite artists to
spend the summer together in Latvia, Zvartava manor.

During 21 – 31 July, 2013 in Zvartava manor will be held Masterclass
“Lithophane” – a practice based workshop in lithophane technique by
Ilona Romule for participants with figurative and narrative ideas.

„Lithophane” Masterclass will be followed by a Symposium “Masculine
and feminine ceramics” which will take place from 2 – 12 August, 2013.
The symposium will be led in tandem by Ilona Romule and Peteris

Three money prizes have been established for the best works created
during the Symposium “Masculine and feminine ceramics”. Symposium
masters – Ilona Romule and Peteris Martinsons – together with each
Symposium participant will select one of the created artworks to be
dedicated for the symposium exhibition and afterwards to be left at
disposal of Symposium organizers.

From all selected artworks for the exhibition, Symposium masters will
take the decision on 3 best works to be awarded with following money
prizes – 250 EUR for the 1st place, 200 EUR for the 2nd place and 150
EUR for the 3rd best artwork.

For participation fees and application procedure, please see the official website www.symposiums.lv

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Linda Rasenbauma