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  • Kristen Kieffer - Elegant and Ornate: Form & Surface

    June 25 - 30, 2017  

    Medium:  Ceramics

    Level:  Intermediate - Advance 

    Tuition:  $595 | Lab Fee: $65 (includes one free bag of clay)


    Our workshop will focus on altering wheel-thrown (or hand-built) forms a little and a lot. We will then embellish those forms with an array of decoration techniques from stamping and slip-trailing to sponging and resists. The result can be functional or sculptural, minimal, or extravagant.  You will leave the workshop with a collection of new skills and the confidence to play and draw from your own influences. You will also take home a grouping of bisqued stamps and pieces showing your explorations for the week. Demonstrations include throwing, altering and building off the wheel, darting, and a variety of decoration techniques including: slip-trailing, stamp-making, and stamping. We will discuss aesthetics and proportion, timing in clay, idea-generation, progressing one’s own work with learned techniques, and studio ergonomics.

    This workshop and its techniques are equally suitable for both throwers and hand-builders. Basic wheel-throwing and/or hand-building skills necessary.

    Kristen Kieffer is a full-time studio potter, workshop presenter, and ceramics instructor living in Massachusetts. She received her BFA in Ceramics from the N.Y.S.C.C. at Alfred University and MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University. Her professional experience includes being an Artist-in-Residence at potter John Glick’s studio in Farmington Hills, MI; Guldagergård in Skælskør, Denmark; and the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. Kristen has exhibited her work internationally in juried and invitational exhibitions, as well as taught workshops around North America at craft centers and universities. She has work in numerous private and public collections including the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, IN, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in San Angelo, TX.


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    • A full refund is made when a student registers for a workshop that is canceled or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw before April 30 receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% registration & processing fee. Any housing and meal deposits will be refunded in full. 
    • If a cancellation is made after April 30, the deposit is forfeited, but a credit for the amount may be applied to another workshop that same calendar year. You may also transfer your deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. (There are some workshops that may have earlier cut off dates due to demand - this will be noted in your confirmation email).
    • Students who withdraw after May 1 even if workshop was paid in full, receive  no refund  but can transfer to another workshop during the calendar year or  transfer their deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS.  
    • We strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event an unforeseen medical emergency.


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    Resident Price (On-campus housing/meals): Tuition & lab fee - $660  plus  Housing and Meal Plan

    Commuter Price (staying off-campus): Tuition, lab fee & meals: (opening reception, 2 dinners, 5 lunches) - $820

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