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Kristen Kieffer - Elegant and Ornate: Form & Surface
June 25 - 30, 2017Medium: 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.
Kiefferceramics.comResident 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) - $820Thank you for your registration!
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