Lisa York Art's Ceramic + Wood piece "Arches" will be a part of the 2020 Arrowmont Instructor Exhibition.
Every year Arrowmont School of Art's and Crafts Hosts an art exhibition for all faculty teaching a workshop that year. I am teaching a class on "Organic Wood Carving." During this workshop students will learn how to combine multiple pieces of wood and carve an organic shaped sculpture that holds an object. The class will focus on idea development on paper and creating an actual three-dimensional sculpture. You will gain the needed knowledge to do basic additive techniques of combining multiple pieces of wood, and subtractive methods of carving rounded shapes using a variety of hand and power tools. Prior experience using power tools is beneficial, however the class is open to all skill levels.
Stay tuned as Arrowmont will be hosting the art exhibition live online soon.
Instagram Live workshop
I am doing an instagram take over for Functional Ceramics Workshop today. As part of this take over I am doing an instagram live workshop on making pitchers.
Please join me for a free workshop on making pitchers.
When: Today 1pm central time
Where: Instagram @functionalceramicsworkshop
How to make a bud vase and get creative with the design.
Teaching this bud vase workshop live on Clay Buddies Facebook page failed due technical difficulties... but I went ahead and filmed the workshop. Feel free to reach out questions you may have asked if this were a live workshop.
Behind the scenes funny story...
I was brainstorming a way to prop up my phone for the video while still having my phone plugged into my phone charger. After trying a few different ways of propping up my phone I had a "aha" moment of toilet paper.
Toilet paper to the rescue! It worked really well to have my phone cord run up through the whole.
Enjoy the video! And check out other behind the scenes stories.
Clay Buddies Workshop Week:
Calling all ceramic teachers, did you hear that Clay Buddies is putting on an entire week of free live clay workshops! This is a great opportunity for you to create a assignment based off of these free live workshops. Clay buddies is a group created on facebook for clay artists to share their ideas and work.
Bonus, they will be re-sharing the workshops on the Clay Buddies Youtube Channel if you are unable to see the workshops live on Facebook. The topics being covered by these workshops are diverse ranging from throwing skills, surface decorations, handles and lids, glaze work, and so much more.
See me, Lisa York, live on the Clay Buddies facebook page Tuesday, March 23rd 9pm to 10pm (CDT).
Thrown Oblong/Squashed Vases
A great ceramic assignment: throw a specific form in increments of 1/4 or 1/2 pounds. This helps you hone in on what clay weight is ideal for a form you have in mind. I am sharing an example of oblong vases.
Weights of pieces below: 0.5, 0.75, 1, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.5, 2.75, and 3 pounds balls of clay.
It's important to make observations of what the shape looked like pre-squishing if you would like to create that shape again. Look at a few of the examples provided below.
Note: that sizes vary based on amount of clay used, how wide the base is, and how narrow the top is. I personally like having the variety of the shapes. If you wanted to see how the size changed just by the weight you could standardize how wide the top and bottoms were with a pair of calipers.
Ps. I have some of these finished vases for sale in my Etsy store.
Carved In Clay
Click link Below to sign up for workshop and to find information about additional wood firing workshops hosted at River Song Pottery.
Save the Date!
I will be teaching a wood carving workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts October 18-24, 2020. If you are looking to combine your ceramics with wood this is a perfect workshop for you!
Did you know that I travel to teach workshops?
I wanted to share some of the reviews from my most recent soda firing workshop I taught at Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. This was a 5 day long workshop.
Feel free to reach out for more soda firing workshop opportunities in the future. My next workshop will be in Minot, North Dakota in October, and stay tuned for more opportunities to work with me in the future.
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Soda Firing Theory: Altered & Carved Forms
I will be teaching a firing and making workshop at Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA.
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM EDT on Mon Tue Wed Th Fri
This workshop is an introduction to soda firing theory. Students will explore a variety of soda-fired surfaces on their own work. In addition to hands on thrown, altered and carved workshop making with the soda kiln in mind!
Day 1: Glazing demonstration and presentation on soda fired surfaces. Students glaze and wad their work
Day 2: Loading kiln and discussion
Day 3: Fire kiln and throwing demonstration
Day 4: Carving demonstration and unloading discussion
Day 5: Unloading the kiln and demonstrations on cleaning work
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