PRE & POST CONFERENCE EVENTS
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Kevin Ramler is having an exhibit titled “ Play On” consitsting of ceramic musical instruments, and he will speak about it at an opening reception. He will also show images and give a demo after the reception in the ceramics lab. Free to students, community and public. Sponsored by the LSC- MontgomeryCollege Clay Club. 12:00pm until afternoon. LSC-Montgomery College Campus, Art Gallery, 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe, Texas, 936-273-7064. Contact Robby Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodfiring at Brenham Clay Studio.
Woodfiring a Noborigama kiln with artists from around the globe. Brenham Clay Studio, 4900 Hwy 105, Brenham, TX 77833. Contact Doug Peck, 979-525-3074, email@example.com.
Paper Clay – A Sculptural Approach.
Instructor: Rebecca Hutchinson
In this workshop we will explore paper clay as a sculptural medium. Demonstrations will include clay preparation, building techniques for using paper clay, surface and color, firing and non-firing options; all to achieve qualities of translucency, weightlessness and sculptural building ease. Participants will be encouraged to develop individual ideas and conceptual directions. The workshop will be balanced between demo watching and studio construction time. All skill levels welcome. 9AM-9PM. Glassell School of Art-Ceramics Studio, 5101 Montrose Blvd., Houston, 713-639-7500. Contact Jeff Forster, 618-910-9229, firstname.lastname@example.org. $125.00 most materials included. 18 person cap.
Workshop with Cynthia Bringle and Chris Gustin.
Two-day demonstration workshop with Cynthia Bringle and Chris Gustin demonstrating their own styles and techniques of working with clay. 9am-4pm. Lone Star College-North Harris, 2700 W. W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073, 281-618-5609. Contact Mirian “Sunny” Tatum, 281-765-7812, email@example.com. $90.00.
Tom Coleman: Demonstration Workshop.
The first day Tom will give a slide presentation of his past and present work, provide a brief history of his involvement with porcelain as a medium, give a demonstration of throwing several different forms and creating altered pieces, throwing functional forms and providing ongoing discussions and demonstrations of different decorating techniques and glazes will take place. The second day: Assembling the pieces produced the day before, discuss various ways of formulating porcelain clay bodies and slips, and discuss how to approach marketing your work and how to take good professional quality photographs of your work for consideration in magazines, books, and entry in fairs and shows. Tom will discuss his approach and general philosophy on working as a clay artist for the last 45 years. 10am-4pm. Ceramic Store Inc., 1002 W. 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008, 713-864-6442. Contact Karen Cruce, 713-869-3099, firstname.lastname@example.org. $275.00.
Articulating the Figure.
A three day hands on workshop with artist Kirsten Stingle showing and detailing the human figure using slips, underglazes and the artist’s techniques, specifically face, hands and feet. Some tools provided but bring the tools you like to use. Finished pieces will be bisque fired available for pick up after the NCECA conference or other arrangements worked out. Lunch and refreshments provided. 9am-5pm with open studio time available. Mossrock Studio & Fine Art Gallery, 26002 Oak Ridge Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380, 281-684-4411. Contact Andrew Sankowski, 281-684-4411, email@example.com. $285.00.
Three day, hands on workshop with two great figurative clay artists, Kevin Snipes and Kelly Rathbone. Tuition includes clay, instruction, and gourmet lunch each day. 10am-4pm daily. Eye of the Dog Art Center, 405 Valley View West Rd., San Marcos, TX, 512-754-8171. Contact Billy Ray Mangham, firstname.lastname@example.org. Details at www.eotdac.com. $325.00.
Texas Concentric Circles (workshop).
See how the pebble of Maija Grotell, dropped in the water at Cranbrook Academy in the 1930's, is making ever-expanding concentric circles all the way to Houston in 2013. Eight artists from the "Concentric Transmissions" exhibit (a tribute to Maija Grotell's Cranbrook student and Texas Professor JB Miller) will tell stories, spin yarns, and share their ceramic secrets. In two full days of demonstrations using extruders, potters wheels, slab rollers, and even hammers and nails, attendees will see multiple sculpting approaches, surface treatments, and alterations of form, for both table ware and sculpture. Participating Artists: David Hendley, Rebecca Boatman, Karmien Bowman, Dee Buck, Mike Haley, Susy Siegele, Marty Ray, Susan Mollett. 9am-4pm. Fine Arts Building, Ceramics Lab Room 124, University of Houston-Main, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77204, 713-743-2834. Contact Karmien Bowman, 817-515-6693 -or- 817-266-0780, email@example.com. $180.00 - 20 participants maximum.
Christa Assad & Ryan McKerley Two-Day Demonstration Workshop.
Christa Assad and Ryan McKerley will demonstrate their fantastic ceramic techniques in Ryan’s East Austin Studio. Soda kiln opening Tuesday morning, featuring new “hot” work by McKerley and Assad! Ryan McKerley’s Studio, 2710 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702, 512-477-4776, firstname.lastname@example.org. $150.00.
Brother Can You Lend A Hand?
Clay collaborations between potter John Foelber and street artist/scupltor/veteran Earnest Snell. John Foelber will be demonstrating wheel throwing techniques for tall sectional pots. Earnest Snell will be demonstrating sgraffito techniques and sculpting additions onto John’s thrown pots.
John Foelber has been a potter since the mid 1970s. He is owner of Foelber Pottery Gallery & Studios. Earnest Snell has worked in the art world for many decades. He has done graphic work, painting (oil/acrylic), sculpting(wood/clay/mixed media), outdoor murals, t-shirt design and other art mediums. Working together these two men demonstrate the strength of diverse backgrounds cooperating to create powerful visual art in clay. More information about John Foelber and Earnest Snell: http://www.foelberpottery.com/artists.html. Foelber Pottery, 706 Richmond Avenue, Houston. 2:00-4:00pm. Contact Judy Adams, 713-529-1703, email@example.com. $15.00.
Anagama Firing with Scott Ross.
Tuesday, March 26 – loading the Kiln; Wednesday, March 27-Friday, March 29 – firing; Friday, April 6 – unloading. Jeff Forster Kiln Site, Crosby Texas, 618-910-9229. Contact Scott Ross, 248-421-5760, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. $75.00 for the first 20 registrants.
Last updated on 1/22/2013
I always strongly encourage my BFA Ceramic concentration students to attend.