online workshop: The Head in Clay with Cristina Cordova

Because of the slow, gradual unfolding of a clay sculpture it is often hard to relay the full arc of a piece from beginning to end in the traditional workshop context. This course will offer an intimate vantage point to study and understand all of the steps, tools and materials that come into play to create a clay head. With the methods showcased in this course and the open floor chat sessions between demonstrations to answer questions you will be fully empowered to create clay heads of different scales in your own studio. This course includes supplemental printed material that follows the course structure and several opt-ins to customize your experience.

Curriculum:

VIDEO MODULE 1: Before We BeginTools, Materials and Workspace Setup

VIDEO MODULE 2: Sourcing Anatomical References

VIDEO MODULE 3: Hollow Construction With Easy Patterns At Any Scale

VIDEO MODULE 4: The Skull Basics

VIDEO MODULE 5: Adding Features and Introducing Tools

VIDEO MODULE 6: Tricks and Techniques for Refining and Cleaning the Face

Registration: http://travel-arte.squarespace.com/new-page-1

Bridging the Gap: Traditional Techniques Made Modern – Workshop

Want to take your pottery forms to the next level? Want to put a contemporary twist on your traditional forms? Want to learn how to develop a personal style? Join fellow ceramic enthusiasts on October 13–15th at Queen City Clay in Cincinnati, Ohio for a dynamic workshop and learn from four professional ceramic artists: Tony Clennell, Josh DeWeese, Liz Howe, and Didem Mert. 
The presenters will explore and teach contemporary ideas on the following:
  • combining soft slabs, coils, pinching, and bisque molds to build functional forms
  • how to use terra sigillata, slips, and underglazes together on the same surface
  • throwing large forms and drastically altering them to create fresh ideas
  • composite throwing: combining various pieces together to create one vessel
  • extreme handles: thrown, pulled, and handbuilt handles
  • how to cut out stencils to create pictures using the functional clay form as a canvas
  • and, a whole lot more! 
Register now and SAVE $75 with the early bird discount! Offer ends on July 28th!
Click here to sign up!