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upcoming workshops at baltimore clayworks

updated thu 28 aug 03


Leigh Taylor Mickelson on wed 27 aug 03

or call 410-578-1919 ext 10

Form and Surface with Majolica: A Workshop with Linda Arbuckle
Saturday & Sunday, September 13 - 14, 10am - 4pm
This hands-on weekend workshop will investigate the issues of form and
surface through the vehicle of majolica glazing and decorating
techniques. Slide lectures will offer information on the history and
contemporary practice of majolica, looking at decorated pottery, and
Linda Arbuckle's own work. Linda will demonstrate her use of terra
sigillata, glazing, and majolica decoration. Workshop participants will
glaze and decorate tiles working with design principles and personal
information to practice majolica methods. Students are welcome to bring
in their own bisque work to glaze and decorate. Baltimore Clayworks
will fire the pieces after the work shop and they can be picked up at a
later date. Linda Arbuckle received her MFA in Ceramics at RISDE in
1983. Since 1992 she has been on staff as a ceramics instructor a the
University of Florida, and became a tenured professor there in 2002.
She has exhibited her work and performed workshops extensively across
the US and abroad, has received numerous awards, and her majolica pots
are part of a number of prestigious collections .
FEE: $170 members; $190 non-members

St. Michaels Workshop Retreat with Julia Galloway
Monday - Friday, October 13 - 17
Join us for this special 5-day workshop/retreat on the eastern shore
with nationally respected Rochester clay artist, Julia Galloway.
Participants will stay overnight at Hambleton Inn, a bed and breakfast
right on the harbor in St. Michaels, Maryland, a perfect location to
make art, eat seafood, shop for antiques and enjoy the leisurely life
that this little "in town-on the harbor" has to offer.
Julia Galloway: 55mph, No Wheels
Over the course of this week we will make 55 three-dimensional sketches
of pouring pots. Using slab, coil and pinching methods, we will develop
new ideas for pottery and for how we touch clay. On account of this
enthusiastic, fast-paced class, we will be working on a small scale.
In addition, Julia will share her techniques for surface decoration
with slips and also show slides of historical and contemporary pots
daily. This workshop will be beneficial for throwers and handbuilders
alike. Start your engines! Julia Galloway is a studio potter and
assistant professor at the School for American Crafts at Rochester
Institute of Technology. She received her BFA from Alfred University
and her MFA from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Julia has led
numerous workshops and exhibited her soda-fired porcelain utilitarian
pottery nationally and abroad.
Monday: 3:30pm
Introductions followed by Group Dinner out
7pm Slide Lecture
Tuesday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm Full Workshop Days
Friday: 10am Final Discussion and Critique
12pm Group Lunch at a Local

Workshop Fee: $400 per person + lodging fee
$500 per person w/o lodging
(includes lunch & group meals)
Lodging: $600 for a single room (includes lunch &
group meals)
$310 per person for a double room
(king sized bed only)
(limited doubles available; first
come first serve)
Lodging and Workshop Details:
Prior to the workshop, you will receive a letter complete
with a map to St. Michaels, a list of what to bring for the workshop,
and details about your Bed and Breakfast. Rooms at the Hambleton Inn
are available on a first come first served basis. Once the Hambleton
Inn is full, we will be placing participants in another comparable Bed
and Breakfast nearby. Breakfast is provided at Bed & Breakfast
locations. Workshop fees include cost for Group Dinner and Group Lunch
(cash bar available), and a simple lunch during the three workshop days.
If you require vegetarian meals, you must notify Leigh Taylor Mickelson
by October 1st at 410-578-1919 ext. 18.
The workshop will be held in the St. Michaels town fire
hall, which will be outfitted with everything that we will need to make
a clay workshop happen. There will be no firing during the workshop.
Participants have the option of taking home their greenware or sending
it with Baltimore Clayworks to be bisqued and picking it up there.

CLAY IN COMBINATION: A Workshop with Lynn Duryea
Saturday & Sunday, October 18 - 19, 10am - 4pm
The emphasis of this hands-on workshop will be large-scale slab
construction and exploration of the sculptural potential in combining
clay with other materials. Workshop participants will generate a
personal vocabulary of shapes and forms with which to work.
Demonstrations will incorporate the use of pattern-making and tarpaper
maquettes as well as a variety of molds and methods for building with
clay slabs, including the innovative SlabSling, a Duryea design. Lynn
will also demonstrate the cutting, wrapping and fastening of thin sheet
steel. A wide variety of low-fire and no-fire surface possibilities
will be discussed. Workshop participants may want to bring existing
objects that are particularly compelling to them or have the potential
to be used in combined forms.
Lynn Duryea, a studio artist in Maine since 1975, completed an MFA in
Ceramics at the University of Florida in May 2002, where she also worked
extensively in the sculpture department. Lynn's considerable experience
with clay includes both functional and sculptural objects. Most recently
Lynn has been teaching at Maine College of Art. A founder of Watershed
Center for the Ceramic Arts, Lynn is also Artist-in-Residence and
Program Coordinator for The Watershed Workshop for People with HIV/AIDS.
Lynn was a 1998 recipient of Portland's YWCA's Women of Achievement
Award, the first visual artist to receive this honor.
Fee: $140 members; $160 non-members

Sensual Materials: A Porcelain Workshop with Geoffrey Wheeler
Saturday & Sunday, November 1 - 2, 10am - 4pm
This 2-day workshop will be a combination of slide lecture /
demonstration and hands on activities. We will explore simple soft
manipulations with thrown porcelain, concentrating on the relationship
between line and volume. I will also be demonstrating my hollow-built
slab techniques for building spouts, handles and spoons. We will be
discussing the relationship between color and form. I will share the
development of my cone 6 glaze palette and discuss how glazes can be
used to extend the ideas, not merely decorate the surface. Participants
will have the opportunity to throw and to try the hand-building
techniques, however we will be focusing on playful explorations, not on
completing finished work. Geoffrey Wheeler received a BFA from Kansas
City Art Institute, and an MFA
from University of Minnesota. He worked as a full time studio potter for
twenty years, and has been teaching ceramics at the University of
WI-Stout since 1999. His colorful porcelain vessels have been included
in several recent books on contemporary ceramics and featured in the
journals, Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times and Ceramics: Art and
FEE: $160 members; $180 non-members