Summer Ceramic Art Workshops

Looking to experience hands-on art this summer and craft something uniquely yours under the direct guidance of an expert? Sign up for one of our Summer Ceramic Art Workshops! Learn pro techniques and interact with other artists.

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All workshops will be filled on a first come basis until the participant maximum is met. Once the class limit is reached, a waiting list will be kept.


Contact Information:
Email: summerworkshops@alfred.edu
Phone: 607-871-2413

 


William CartyInstructor: Bill Carty
June 22 - 26, 2020
Workshop Fee: $400, Material Fee: $75

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Workshop Description:
Through lectures and demonstrations, Dr. Carty, one of the world’s leading ceramic engineers, will lead participants on a tour of the amazing and complex world of materials science and glaze calculation. Participants will invent formulas, mix, and test-fire glazes. There will be time to discuss applications, cross share information, and solve stubborn glaze defect problems.

Materials Fee:
Each workshop/studio has an up-front materials fee. This workshop includes test materials and firings.

Ceramic Workshop Tools:
Suggested tool lists will be provided for specific workshops upon registration. Our studios do not provide buckets, banding wheels, bats, rolling pins, and other small tools. Tools are available for purchase in the Grinding Room, the Alfred University Bookstore, or Tinkertown – our local hardware store. Please inquire if you are unsure if you should bring a tool, or if the studio is equipped with it.


Contact Information:
Email: summerworkshops@alfred.edu
Phone: 607-871-2413

John GillInstructor: John Gill and Visiting Instructor: Sung Jae Choi
June 29 - July 24, 2020
Workshop Fee: $1600, Material Fee: $150
For-credit option available at additional cost. Please contact us for details.

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Workshop Description:
Students will connect with instructors and graduate students daily through one-on-one instruction, group demonstrations, and a lecture series. While our indoor kiln facility is under renovation, this course offers full access to Alfred’s Outdoor Kiln Building. Students will focus on finishing work with high fire atmospheric firings, including gas, salt, soda, and wood. This Open Studio Intensive is beneficial to ceramicists of all levels looking to work independently and advance their studio practice to the next level.

Instructor: Kate Johnston

Option 1: June 29 – July 10, 2020 (emphasis on salt and soda firings)
Workshop Fee: $850, Material Fee: $75

Option 2: July 13 – July 24, 2020 (emphasis on wood firings)
Workshop Fee: $850, Material Fee: $75

*Participants may register for one or both workshops. New content will be present in each option. For-credit option available at additional cost. Please contact us for details.

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Workshop Description:
This workshop will explore the connection between form and surface through thrown vessels, engobes, and atmospheric firing. Students will develop their own shapes and imagery while learning techniques to execute their specific ideas. We will be working with stoneware clay and single-firing work in high temperature atmospheric kilns. Each student will choose a subject of interest and develop motifs and patterns through drawing. The drawings will inform the student’s approach to the decoration of their work.

Technical instruction will focus on furthering each student’s ability and vision, making this workshop open for all skill levels.

Materials Fee:
Each workshop/studio has an up-front materials fee. This workshop includes test materials and firings.

Ceramic Workshop Tools:
Suggested tool lists will be provided for specific workshops upon registration. Our studios do not provide buckets, banding wheels, bats, rolling pins, and other small tools. Tools are available for purchase in the Grinding Room, the Alfred University Bookstore, or Tinkertown, our local hardware store. Please inquire if you are unsure if you should bring a tool, or if the studio is equipped with it.


Contact Information:
Email: summerworkshops@alfred.edu
Phone: 607-871-2413

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