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Woodfire Invitational Demonstration Workshops
From May 25-June 1, over 30 artists will be coming to Missoula and working together in an invitational wood firing, organized by Woodfire Resident Perry Haas. As the kiln is fired and cooling, many of these artists will be giving demonstration-based workshops. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn from both established and emerging talent. An exhibit of their work will open in our gallery on Friday, June 7.
May 28th, 10am - 5pm
June 3rd,10am - 5pm
Dan Murphy, Trevor Dunn, Lindsey Oesterritter, John Larson
June 4th,10am - 5pm
Denny Gerwin, George McCauley, Megan Mitchell
June 5th, 10am - 5pm
Adam Field, Sunshine Cobb, Heidi Kreitchet
June 6th, 10am - 5pm
Scott Parady, Justin Lambert, Tara Wilson, Steven Schaeffer
Woodfire workshops $25 students/members, $30 non-members
$100/$120 for full workshop series (a total of 5 workshops)
Slide Talks by demonstrating artists from every evening after the demos- please check back for exact times talk times TBA soon or call 543-0509
Two Saturdays, June 29 & July 6
10am - 4pm
This workshop is a two-day class. On the first Saturday, participants will start by exploring hand-building techniques and basic mold-making processes using clay molds that can be used for both high and lowfire bodies. Workshop participants are encouraged to complete and bisque work during the week. On the second Saturday, Stephen and David will focus on raku firing the work and demonstrating alternative ways to assemble and finish multi-part pieces.
David and Stephen will share their raku glaze recipes, demonstrate glaze tricks and techniques, and fire up the raku kiln. This is a great opportunity to have tons of fun and make some great work! No raku experience is necessary
$150 for non-members
$140 for members, seniors, and students
tuition includes materials, firing, and lunch
Sculptor Stephen Braun seeks to create a piercing visual language, one that motivates us, if not to act, then to think differently. Out of the human figure and an ever-evolving inventory of icons, Braun contructs allegories that reflect fiercely held concerns. We often respond first to the wry humor and fiery wit of the articulate tableaux. Their sly titles, too, lead us to chuckle at uncomfortable truths. Braun's themes may be familiar -- environmental degradation, excessive consumption, tragedies of war, alienation from and semblance of the real -- but his words somehow render these tropes both fresh and urgent.
David Scott Smith is originally from Spokane, WA. He has lived for extended periods of time in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Louisiana. He received his MFA from Louisiana State University and worked for several years at Southern Louisiana University teaching ceramics and 3-D design before moving to the Flathead Valley. He has been featured numerous times in Ceramics Monthly magazine, most recently in February 2010, with the article David Scott Smith: A Bricolage of Light. He currently resides in Kalispell, MT, where he teaches ceramics and design at Flathead Valley Community College.
If you would like to enroll in a workshop, please contact the Clay Studio at 406-543-0509 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited, and payment is due in full to reserve your spot.
The Clay Studio accepts cash, check, Visa or MasterCard
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY
The Clay Studio will offer students a full refund, less a $20 administrative fee up to 28 days before the day of the workshop. If the Clay Studio is forced to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen reasons, registrants will receive a full refund.
Thank you for your interest in our workshop series. We appreciate your support!
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