This week long workshop will focus on color and form. Using the wet felting technique, students will create three dimensional forms, sculptural and functional, starting with wool and working it into structural, seamless cloth using nothing but soap, water, and arm strength. We will then dye the forms vibrant colors and use the dyeing process to create added texture through shibori resist dyeing techniques.
Students will experiment with creating vessels, layering, multiples, and color to create their works.
This class is open to beginners as well as more advanced students.
In this two week workshop Doug Casebeer and Alleghany Meadows will be sharing their passion about making pots, exploring ideas of shapes and function, making pottery for everyday use. Both instructors have a strong aesthetic and approach to working in clay, and value the recording of moments of beauty and touch in their own work from where the participants can learn. At Curaumilla, they will continue their exploration of ideas around function, and the creation of new forms through experimentation and play.
In this workshop students will be working both on the potters wheel and hand building, with stoneware, and firing the wood and soda kilns.
Ayumi Horie will be exploring Mishima. As she says Tecnicolor Mishima. Color! Gold! Silver! Porcelain! Animals! How luscious surface decoration can get when mishima (slip inlay) is layered with decals and glaze. Playing with 100+ different colored slips, get ready for lots of testing and experimentation as we discover how your drawings can come alive in narrative compositions that use color to push and pull information. In conjunction with testing, we’ll also be producing canvases for testing. To show off all this color, we’ll also cover topics within social media like what makes a great photograph for Instagram and how you can use video in an interesting way to share your work online.