Workshop: Fluid Movement with Brett Roberts
August 7 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 1:00 pm$560.00
This workshop focuses on alterations to thrown forms to create more movement in your work and a more fluid aesthetic. Topics include faceting, slip additions, stretching and other techniques on soft forms. I will demo thrown, functional forms, but I encourage you to apply topics to hand-built and sculptural work as well. We will also discuss some post firing techniques and how to best apply glaze to the forms we create. My hope is that all participants will take away a better understanding of new techniques to apply to their personal work, or to share with students in their classrooms.
We will explore glaze application techniques and fire some finished work. Demonstrations will accompany plenty of personal studio time.
Participants are encouraged to bring your own throwing and trimming tools. Additional things to bring include 3-5 small to medium bisque-fired pieces to use for cone 5 glaze firing, and 3-5 digital images of your finished work to share with the group.
Workshop fee includes lodging at the Art Ventures Retreat Center or the Prairie Center, meals including a wood-fired pizza on Saturday evening and 50# of stoneware clay.