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alfred summer school

updated sat 31 may 97


Robin Caster on thu 15 may 97

Alfred Ceramic Summer School, June 23-July 18, offers students a chance
to focus and develop skills in an intensive four-week, comprehensive
ceramic experience. This course will concentrate on the collaboration
of different vessel-making techniques, such as handbuilding, throwing,
and mold making. Glaze application, decoration, and firing options
will also be examined. Students will have access to one of the
country's best facilities, which includes a definitive art library
and slide collection. Students will have personal work spaces and
the use of gas, electric, wood, raku and soda kilns.

Demonstrations, personal and group critiques, and a lecture series,
covering historical and contemporary ceramics, will be given by
faculty and graduate teaching assistants. Six MFA candidates from
Alfred University will be assisting faculty and students throughout
the summer.

John Gill, a Professor of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, uses
handbuilding techniques to construct a numerous variety of forms.
Prior to joining the Alfred faculty in 1984, John taught ceramics
at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Kent State. The re-
cipient of two NEA grants, his work is represented in galleries
in Detroit, New York City, and San Francisco.

Visiting Artists & Lecturers:
Andrew Martin is a production potter, who uses slip casting and
mold making as primary tools in the development of his forms. An-
drew's processional experience ranges from running a functional
slip-cast studio in Boulder, CO to presenting numerous workshops
at colleges and universities.

Matt Towers is a potter working in procelain clay. His pieces in-
corporate interlocking plaster forms and the potter's wheel. Matt
is currently teaching at the Hartford School of Art and is running a
ceramic studio in New York City. John Gill, Matt Towers, and Andrew
Martin are all gradutes of the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred

$840.00 plus $150 materials fee for four weeks of study.
A student may request four (4) undergraduate or graduate
All housing is located on campus:
Shared apartment per person:
Single $465 for all four weeks;
Double $395 for all four weeks
Family $545 for all four weeks
Linens $8.00/week

A list of other local accommodations is also available.

Open to students with an advanced knowledge of clay who are
currently engaged in pottery fabrication. A deposit of $100
(non-refundable) is required to reserve a space. This fee
will be credited towards your tuition. Please make all checks
payable to Alfred University.

For further information on Ceramic Summer School or other summer
school courses in the School of Art & Design, please write or call:
Alfred Ceramic Summer School
c/o Kathy Isaman, Dean's Office
School of Art & Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine St.
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: (607) 871-2412
Fax: (607) 871-2490