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Workshops for Artists

17-SP-WK11 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (6/3/17 - 6/3/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK12 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (6/10/17 - 6/10/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK02 The Figure in Clay
Instructor: Grace Tessein
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 95.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (6/17/17 - 6/17/17)
This figure-based workshop focuses on soft slab building as the primary construction method for creating a clay bust, as it allows the form to be manipulated from both the inside and the outside. With attention given to facial features, you will learn how to map out proportions and create various textures such as hair and skin.

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Grace Tessein grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. She attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and worked for The Clay Studio as staff and an instructor. She is currently in the MFA program at Louisiana State University. She has assisted various ceramic artists including John and Andrea Gill, Walter McConnell, and Kala Stein.

17-LAWS-03 Wheel Thrown Prototypes & Color Testing for Oxidation
Instructor: Brian Giniewski
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (7/16/17 - 7/16/17)
Delve into Brian Giniewski’s process of prototyping forms for simple slip cast molds. Time permitting, he will pour a one-part mold and show examples of molds that he uses in his studio. Additionally, you will learn to create a basic line blend for testing mason stains in oxidation firing.

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Brian is an artist, designer and educator dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach to the creative process. His artistic research is based around the hybridity of traditional hand processes with new technology. He has a passion for materiality and process and is constantly looking to learn new skills and develop greater aesthetic sensitivity. He received his BFA from Millersville University and his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI in 2009. Visit Brian's website

17-SU-WK01 Narrative Through China Painting with Roberto Lugo
Instructor: Roberto Lugo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (8/13/17 - 8/13/17)
In conjunction with the exhibition Preservation: Objects Registering the Past and Future, exhibiting artist Roberto Lugo, will share his process for creating a narrative in his own work. Roberto will lead you through exercises for how you can develop your own narrative and how overglaze application (China Painting) can be used on ceramic objects.

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As an artist—a potter, painter, and performance artist—my work is a reflection of the diversity of my life experiences,” says Roberto Lugo, who teaches ceramics. Roberto’s life as an artist began in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, where he grew up painting graffiti on abandoned buildings, and has taken him as far as painting porcelain china in Hungary. He still calls himself a “ghetto potter,” reflecting on his inner-city origins, but he equates ghetto with the word “resourceful.” “I juxtapose porcelain with graffiti in the hopes that we can start to see how different cultural histories can work together.”

Roberto Lugo attended Kansas City Art Institute, earning his BA in 2012, and went on to the Penn State University School of Visual Arts to earn his MFA in 2014. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Education from Penn State, and is now a professor at the Tyler School of Art. He was honored as an Emerging Artist by NCECA in 2015.

17-LAWS-02 Wheel Throwing Sectional Pots
Instructor: Nathan Willever
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (11/5/17 - 11/5/17)
This workshop focuses on making taller and more complex forms on the wheel using a process called “stacking,” where two thrown sections are joined together to make covered jars, pitchers, and bottles. Lids, pulled handles, and pitcher spouts are discussed and demonstrated. You will also learn to make handmade brushes out of bamboo and deer tail.
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Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. He worked as a journeyman production potter for five years after finishing school. He has taught numerous workshops on functional pottery around the region. Nathan is currently a full time studio potter living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.