Sunshine Cobb Ceramics

Handcrafted functional ceramics

SideCar Workshop June 30-July 2
Jun
30
Jul 2

SideCar Workshop June 30-July 2

Join me at my studio in Sacramento (SideCar Studios) for a three day intensive hands on workshop. 

My demonstration and hands on teaching method will motivate you to experiment with new and old forms and methods of construction. My workshop and space is geared toward personal creative expansion, a process-over-product mentality.  I encourage students to bring their enthusiasm for clay and desire for learning to the studio! 

 The demo will include coil and pinch methods to hard and soft slab construction to generate functional objects. Being in my studio you will also be able to see first hand the surface treatments I use to finish my work. Sandblasting demonstrations as well as being able to play with the equipment and see what the sandblasting game is all about! 

My work is very much based in the tradition of functional ceramics. But a completely modern potter with contemporary themes in my work.We will explore the places to find inspiration and how abstract concepts make their way into my work. And how to foster similar insertion into your own creative practice. 

All levels welcome -  beginners to advanced students all will gain a new understanding of the makers process.

Price $350.00 

Housing and meals will be up to the participants to secure. Studio is very close to Downtown Sacramento, so AirBnB is an easy option and there are also lots of food options near by! If you have any questions please contact me  for more information.

RELEVART@GMAIL.COM  or 530-304-4647

SideCar Workshop July 28-July 30
Jul
28
Jul 30

SideCar Workshop July 28-July 30

Join me at my studio in Sacramento (SideCar Studios) for a three day intensive hands on workshop. 

My demonstration and hands on teaching method will motivate you to experiment with new and old forms and methods of construction. My workshop and space is geared toward personal creative expansion, a process-over-product mentality.  I encourage students to bring their enthusiasm for clay and desire for learning to the studio! 

 The demo will include coil and pinch methods to hard and soft slab construction to generate functional objects. Being in my studio you will also be able to see first hand the surface treatments I use to finish my work. Sandblasting demonstrations as well as being able to play with the equipment and see what the sandblasting game is all about! 

My work is very much based in the tradition of functional ceramics. But a completely modern potter with contemporary themes in my work.We will explore the places to find inspiration and how abstract concepts make their way into my work. And how to foster similar insertion into your own creative practice. 

All levels welcome -  beginners to advanced students all will gain a new understanding of the makers process.

Price $350.00 

Housing and meals will be up to the participants to secure. Studio is very close to Downtown Sacramento, so AirBnB is an easy option and there are also lots of food options near by! If you have any questions please contact me  for more information.

RELEVART@GMAIL.COM  or 530-304-4647


Kent State University
Jun
3
Jun 7

Kent State University

Kent Blossom Art is a series of two-week intensive art workshops conducted each summer at KSU by resident School of Art faculty and an exciting array of visiting artists. Each workshop is specific to one medium, and this year we're offering workshops in painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and textiles.

Kent Blossom Art (KBA) provides undergraduate and graduate students with two weeks of focused learning, experimentation and creation under the guidance of experienced artists from around the country. Students may continue their explorations of the medium most familiar to them; experienced artists are equally encouraged to discover new modes of creating.

We are proud to invite an outstanding roster of visiting artists to complement the instructional insights of our resident faculty. Visiting artists also present public talks on their work, giving KBA participants and the greater public an opportunity to learn more about contemporary issues and ideas in the visual arts.

Kent Blossom Art workshops are typically scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday for two full weeks. The dates of each workshop are listed below.

We are pleased to welcome you to the 2017 Kent Blossom Art program! 

Workshop- Arrowmont
May
21
May 26

Workshop- Arrowmont

HAND-BUILDING FUNDAMENTALS

MAY 21, 2017 – MAY 27, 2017

This hands-on workshop is designed to motivate students to experiment with new forms and methods of construction. Geared toward creative expansion, students use hand building techniques such as coil and pinch, and hard and soft slab construction to generate pottery components. A collaborative, process-over-product and progress-over-perfection mentality is the class mantra. Daily exercises include instructor demonstrations, class discussion, presentations of student’s visual resource material, critiques of work, and plenty of brainstorming/problem-solving sessions. Open to all skill levels.

NCECA - Objective Clay Booth/ Panel Talk
Mar
22
Mar 25

NCECA - Objective Clay Booth/ Panel Talk

Portland, Oregon March 22-25, 2017

As journey’s end for Lewis and Clark in the early 19th century, expedition and discovery have framed our imagination of the Pacific Northwest. As we pass beyond NCECA’s first fifty years, the interconnection of mind, materials, and transformation at the heart of ceramic process, art and education can serve as trail heads to our future. Our creative work in the 21st century increasingly engages with hybrid practices, issues of diversity, notions of community and dynamic change. How will more sustainable models of ceramic art and education continue to evolve? What are the essential competencies and capacities for ceramic artists and educators today and for the future? How can we continue to draw from rich historic traditions while reinvigorating their relevance in rapidly changing global societies? Portland, Oregon, a city of rivers, makers, and entrepreneurs is an ideal vantage point from which to investigate these questions and others. Join us at Future Flux and help transport us to the ways that ceramic art and education will continue to matter.

Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

7th Triennial Canadian Clay Symposium

  • Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

7th Triennial Canadian Clay Symposium

R:evolution – tradition – technology

Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 9am-5pm, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC

Registration starts June 21, 2016

The mandate of the symposium is to provide a forum in which both professionals and students can gather and participate in an educational environment. Exposure to a wide variety of local and international practices, aesthetics and expertise fosters heightened awareness and furthers both technical skills and knowledge of the craft.

Nov
5
Nov 6

Sonoma Community Workshop

SAT 10AM-4PM & SUN 10AM-2PM
NOV 5 & 6, 2016
261 16-4

Instructor: Sunshine Cobb


Sunshine's workshop will motivate students to experiment with new and old methods of construction.  This workshop is geared toward creative expansion, a process-over-product mentality that beginners to advanced students will be inspired by.  Sunshine likes to encourage students who try these new and old hand building techniques a progress-over-perfection mantra.  The demo will include coil and pinch methods to hard and soft slab construction to generate pottery components.  She will speak to the building surface through the making process and discuss the glaze and surface treatment of her work.

Sunshine's work is very much based in the tradition of historic ceramics although she is a modern potter with contemporary themes in her work.  She will talk about inspiration and how abstract concepts make their way into her work and how to foster similar insertion into your own creative practice.  All levels, hands-on.

$195
$175 (Members)

All levels/Ages 18+


To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1, or download the CLASS REGISTRATION FORM and mail it to 276 E Napa Street, Sonoma CA, 95476


Please register 4-5 business days prior to class to help us gauge enrollment and prepare for your arrival.

- See more at: http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org/ceramics-classes-list.html?bpid=6526#sthash.4TTDaAzT.dpuf

Walnut Creek Workshop
Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Walnut Creek Workshop

Master Potter Series: The Art of Form and Function with Sunshine Cobb

Date: Saturday 10/1, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Sunshine Cobb

'The Art of Form and Function'. In this one-day workshop, Sunshine will hand-build a pitcher and a garlic box and wheel throw a few bowls and cups. Her attention to design and form will be discussed and observed during the workshop; as well as humble and witty conversations on her beginnings in Ceramics. She will cover how she applies glaze decorations and post-firing enhancements. As she demonstrates all the stages of making her functional forms, there will be a discussion of the various aspects involved, from the technical to the aesthetic to the conceptual. There will be a slide talk to discuss her influences, history and proposed trajectory in clay. Sunshine was a resident at the Archi Bray Foundation and received her BA in Studio Art from CSU Sacramento and then an MFA from Utah State University, under John Neely. Lunch will be provided by the Clay Arts Guild. Co-sponsored by Walnut Creek Clay Arts Guild, Clay People and Trax.

Pocosin Arts
Aug
10
Aug 14

Pocosin Arts

Workshop Description:  This hands-­on workshop will motivate you to experiment with new forms and methods of construction. Geared toward creative expansion, beginners, intermediate and advanced students will use the hand building techniques such as coil and pinch methods to hard and soft slab construction to generate pottery components. Collaboration mentality is our mantra.

Daily exercises include: instructor demonstrations of hand building processes, altering, and cut-and-construct processes, class discussion of ideas, informal presentations of students‘ visual resource material, in-­process critiques of student work, and plenty of brainstorming/problem-­solving sessions.

Sunshine Cobb • Discovering the NEW in the OLD
Aug
4
Aug 6

Sunshine Cobb • Discovering the NEW in the OLD

August 4-6 • Tuition $290 •

Sunshine’s workshop will motivate you to experiment with new and old forms and methods of construction. It is geared toward creative expansion and a process-over-product mentality certain to inspire beginners and advanced students alike. Participants are encouraged to use these various hand-building techniques within a progress-over-perfection approach to clay. Demonstrations will include coil and pinch methods and hard and soft slab construction to generate working clay components. She will also speak to building surface through the making process and discuss the glaze and surface treatment of her work.

Watershed
Jul
3
Jul 22

Watershed

Artist Workshops

Watershed offers community firing workshops and guest artist workshops during the spring and fall.  Our firing workshops are a great way to gain exposure to Watershed’s kilns and are an initial step to getting certified to rent the kilns for personal and group use as a firing leader.  In the fall, we host a special artist-led weekend workshop; this is a beautiful time of year to discover Watershed and explore mid-coast Maine, connect with other ceramicists, and learn new skills and techniques from a nationally recognized artist.

Watershed’s kiln facilities are closed during the winter months. The 2016 spring firing schedule will be posted in February of 2016. If you would like to schedule a firing with a group of artists, please contact our studio manager, Reeder Fahnestock, at rfahnestock@watershedceramics.org.

Workshop with Objective Clay

Dates: Thursday, July 7 and Friday July 8

Fee: $125

Midlands Clay Arts Society
Jun
11
Jun 12

Midlands Clay Arts Society

Sunshine’s demonstration will motivate you to experiment with new and old forms and methods of construction. Her workshop is geared toward creative expansion, and encourages students who attempt to use these new and old hand building techniques to embrace a process-over-product mentality. She will focus on ways this approach resonates with beginning students just discovering what the boundaries within ceramics are, all the way up to advanced professionals who have worked within boundaries for years. Not all boundaries are bad, but knowing how to open them illuminates endless possibilities. 

Her demonstration will include coil and pinch methods to hard and soft slab construction to generate the various components she uses to construct her pots. She will speak to the building surface through the making process and discuss the glaze and surface treatment of her work.

The foundation of Sunshine’s work is closely associated with traditions of historical ceramics. At the same time, she is a completely modern potter with contemporary themes in her work. She will talk about inspiration and how abstract concepts make their way into her work, and how to foster similar insertion into your own creative practice.

May
29
Jun 10

Penland - Exploring Handbuilt Functionality - Session 1

  • Penland

Exploring Handbuilt Functionality

This hands-on workshop will motivate you to experiment with new forms and methods of construction. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students will use handbuilding techniques such as coil, pinch, and hard- and soft-slab construction to generate pottery components. Collaboration will be an option, and our mantras will be “process over product” and “progress over perfection.” The workshop will include demonstrations, class discussions, informal presentations of students’ visual resource material, in-process critiques of student work, and plenty of brainstorming/problem-solving sessions. Mid-range red stoneware, electric firing. All levels. Code 01CB

Apr
18
Apr 22

Workshop - SideCAR

The second workshop in my new space here in Sacramento.  There are three opening available. If you are interested please get in touch relevart@gmail.com , I am happy to accommodate if you are interested in coming  a couple days instead of the whole 5.  Pricing is ($300 for 2 days, $600 for the full week)

Discovering the NEW in the OLD,  Workshop description

Sunshines demonstration will motivate you to experiment with new and old forms and methods of construction. Her workshop is geared toward creative expansion, a process-over-product  mentality beginners to advanced students will be inspired by.  Sunshine likes to encourage students who attempt to use these new and old hand building techniques a progress-over-perfection mantra. The demo will include coil and pinch methods to hard and soft slab construction to generate pottery components. She will speak to the building surface through the making process and discuss the glaze and surface treatment of her work.

Sunshines work is foundation is very much based in the tradition of historic ceramics. But she is a completely modern potter with contemporary themes in her work. She will talk about inspiration and how abstract concepts make their way into her work. And how to foster similar insertion into your own creative practice. 

Dallas Pottery Invitational
Apr
14
Apr 17

Dallas Pottery Invitational

This annual spring show was developed within the past decade to widen public knowledge about the breadth and depth of functional ceramics today. Beginning in April, 2008, The Janette Kennedy Gallery of Dallas hosted some of the nation's most recognized functional ceramicists on an annual basis through 2011. These four shows were a unique opportunity for collectors and the art buying public to talk to the individual artists while viewing their work. In April, 2012, the Dallas Pottery Invitational moved to the suburb of Addison, to The Gallery at Addison Visitors Center, where it has continued to grow and gain appeal in its new location.

 

In recent years, the art scene in the greater Dallas area has flourished. 

Yet at the same time it has overlooked functional pottery, continuing the myth that such work cannot be viewed as 'art'. We consider this to be a disservice to the Dallas public. It is our hope that the Dallas Pottery Invitational has changed this misconception.

 

Five to seven artists form a core group that will present their work each year. The other participants will vary from year to year so the public will always be introduced to new clay voices from across the nation.

Brookhaven Demo -Workshop
Apr
14
9:00 am09:00

Brookhaven Demo -Workshop

Dallas Pottery Invitational is right around the corner! I will be there along with a whole fabulous group of artists! Be sure to come and say Hi!  In addition I will be doing a workshop hosted by Brookhaven College on the 14th if you are in the area look it up (on my Facebook page)  it's free and open to the public. But please contact SMOLLET@dcccd.edu to register- SPACE IS LIMITED! So looking forward to seeing y'all in Dallas! #dallaspotteryinvitational #potteryroadshow #thingstodoindallas