Sunday, June 18, 2023 10am to 5pm
About this Event
224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/ceramics-visiting-artists #harvardceramics
In this dynamic workshop, longtime friends and collaborators James C. Watkins and Paul Andrew Wandless will demonstrate how they use alternative firing methods and printmaking processes to address the surfaces of thrown and hand-built clay work. While Watkins shares his throwing techniques for his vessel and platter forms, Wandless will share his screen printing and relief printing processes to transfer images and designs onto the clay surface. Both artists will present a visual presentation of their artistic careers and influences. Workshop participants can try out screen printing and relief printing on tiles provided by the Ceramics Program. Then, Watkins and Wandless, who co-authored the book Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques: Raku, Saggar, Pit, Barrel, will demonstrate metal can saggar firing, aluminum foil saggar firing, and raku firing. If time allows, workshop participants may include bisque ware provided by the studio in these firings.
Both artists are featured presenters at the 2023 National Conference on Education for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA) in Cincinnati, OH!
Workshop Cost: $50 for Harvard College Undergraduates, $250 for adults and Harvard Graduate students enrolled in a course at the Ceramics Program, and $300.00 for those not enrolled in a course.