Upcoming workshops: Melbourne, Canberra, Prince George

I’ve got a busy few months ahead of me, 
and I’d love to see you out at these events if they are in your part of the world. 
I’ll be demonstrating alongside some amazing artists. 
I can’t wait to learn as well : )

SURFING the SURFACE: 
Ceramic workshop with Ben Carter (US) and Carole Epp (Canada)
@ Slow Clay Centre 

Globe-trotting contemporary ceramic artists Ben Carter and Carole Epp
deliver a one-day workshop that will inform you of the rich variety of
surface decoration approaches that they use in their individual
practises. Whilst demonstrating their techniques they will also discuss
their different blogs (Musing about Mud) and podcasts (Tales of the Red
Clay Rambler) and the way they utitlise the possibilities of the
internet and social media to engage new audiences.

This workshop will inspire you to approach your surfaces with rich
variety and also be inspired to see the inherent possibilities of the
internet and social media to expand your reach thereby making your
practice more sustainable.

Content will cover: Each artist will give a presentation about the
development of their work and career, discussing their achievements and
their use of blogs, podcasts and social media. They will then
demonstrate their unique surface techniques which will include
variations of slip and engobe deocration, sgraffito, underglaze colour,
burnishing and Ben and Carole’s individual developments in the surfaces
they use. There will be scope for deep discussion and enagagment with
these two well-known and highly respected artists. All welcome!

When: Sunday 19 July, 2015, 10am – 4pm
Where: Slow Clay Centre, 13 Keele St, Collingwood
Cost: $265 ($245 early-bird price until 1 June) Bookings are essential due to limited places.

Find out more or sign up here!

Winter
School 13-15 July
Form and
Surface
with Carole Epp and Ben Carter
@ Canberra Potters Society

Focus will be on developing rich surfaces for both
functional and sculptural ceramics. Participants
will learn a variety of surface-design methods
including slip decorating, sgraffito, underglaze
painting, resist painting, mishima, and layering
stains. During the workshop we will discuss
aesthetic issues (i.e. proportions, color theory,
etc.), making strong functional pottery forms, using
metaphor and story telling as a basis for sculpture,
and creative problem solving in the studio.
Additional discussions of marketing, social media
and the changing landscape of contemporary craft
will leave the workshop attendees recharged,
rejuvenated and ready to grow in their own studio
practice.

Here’s the details: www.canberrapotters.com.au/c_workshops.html

NORTHERN BC CLAYFEST
with Brendan Tang, Cathi Jefferson, 
Bill Reddick and Carole Epp

August 7th-9th, 2015

Join us in Prince George for our fourth Northern BC Clayfest! This
exciting event will offer you the opportunity to learn about advanced
clay techniques. You will have the opportunity to network with your
fellow artists, and meet our exciting workshop presenters. We are
hosting four nationally acclaimed clay artists who will present two days
of techniques. Presenters will also provide a 45 minute slide or video
along with their hands-on techniques for the benefit of the
participants.
This year Prince George is celebrating its 100th birthday, and the
University of Northern BC is celebrating is 25th anniversary, so we will
helping to commemorate these special occasions with our events.

Full details here

Northern BC Clayfest

Join us in Prince George for our third Northern BC Clayfest, August 9, 10 & 11, 2012! This exciting event offers you the opportunity to learn about advanced clay techniques from some of the world’s renowned potters. You can network with your fellow artists and meet our exciting workshop presenters. We are hosting four acclaimed clay artists to present two days of techniques. Presenters will also provide a 45 minute slide show or video along with their demonstrations for the benefit of the participants.

2012 Clayfest includes an evening social event, co-hosted by Two Rivers Gallery. At the Wine and Cheese Reception you will get to meet our presenters and view work from members of the Prince George Potters’ Guild. Two Rivers Gallery will be hosting a juried show of members’ work for the month of August based on the theme “Profiles”. Both functional and non-functional pottery will be featured. To help with the costs of this event, we will have a “Mug Wall” where you can purchase mugs from your fellow potters. Please be sure to bring your own mug to contribute to this fundraiser.

During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to browse and purchase from the works of the visiting presenters and your fellow artisans. Other displays will include:

  • Pottery suppliers
  • Clayfest Mug Wall
  • Silent Auction
  • Souvenir items
  • The Clayfest Marketplace will also have an small selection of beverages and snacks for purchase.


To learn more about the Northern BC Clayfest, visit our website.