Petaluma Pottery Studio
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Petaluma Pottery Studio

Instructor: Sunshine Cobb
When: December 1st and 2nd  |  10:00 - 4:00 each day
Ages: 17+up
Fee: $235
Let’s explore some hand building basics! This workshop will cover the hand building skills of soft slab, hard slab, and coil building. I will use cups as our skill building object during our time together. This will allow us to practice these new skills a number of times. Demos will be given on trimming or building feet on cups/pots, we will play and explore with developing texture tools, and discuss visual and tactile texture for our pots. We will use bisque molds and design templates together for another way to create a cup form. This workshop will be a fun filled couple of days making new objects and practicing and developing new skills that you will get to take home and use in your own practice!

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Anderson Ranch- Winter Workshop
Jan
7
to Jan 25

Anderson Ranch- Winter Workshop

Concept:

This three-week workshop is an opportunity for students to choose their own adventure.  Participants can spend time honing their hand building skills with function as the focus, and/or begin to develop content for their work. Either route is celebrated and challenging.  This dynamic studio environment gives students access to new ways of thinking about their work.

Media & Techniques:

Using mid-range earthenware clay fired in oxidation, students engage in discussions and demonstrations of surface treatments and various hand building methods. The workshop includes demonstrations using soft and hard slabs, as well as coil building applications. Multiple glazing and surface treatments are discussed and developed for the class.  Writing and research assignments are offered for those interested in content development.

Activities:

The daily activities include demonstrations, work sessions, one-on-one mentoring and group discussions. Each week students set individual goals that focus on content or skill development. Journal work is encouraged for content development, inspirational research and exploration.

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Appalachian Center for Craft
Jun
2
to Jun 7

Appalachian Center for Craft

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. 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.

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Arrowmont School of Craft
Aug
11
to Aug 17

Arrowmont School of Craft

  • Arrowmont School of Craft (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. 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.

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Ceramic Supply Inc
Nov
10
6:00 AM06:00

Ceramic Supply Inc

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSESaturday, November 10, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

7 Route 46 West Lodi, NJ 07644 Phone: 973-340-3005 Fax: 973-340-0089 www.ceramicsupplyinc.com

* Free Demos Throughout the Day! * Refreshments!
* Raffles!
* Discounts!

www.ceramicsupplyinc.com

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Archie Bray Workshop - Two Week workshop
Aug
6
to Aug 17

Archie Bray Workshop - Two Week workshop

Hand and Prints—Collaboration between Form and Surface
with Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett
August 6–17, 2018

Tuition $890 (includes $95 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15
Open to artists of all skill levels

In this two-week intensive workshop, Cobb and Burnett invite participants to get their hands dirty and join in the exciting collaboration between ceramic form and surface. Cobb and Burnett will demonstrate their unique approaches to wheel throwing and hand building and show how to personalize work with alteration techniques. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of surface techniques using slips, stamps, screen-printed imagery and sandblasting glaze. Participants can expect creative exercises and critical discussions relative to form and surface and how to find harmony between the two. Students will take home finished work.

Register online beginning January 17, 2018

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Women Working with Clay
Jun
11
to Jun 14

Women Working with Clay

This symposium explores the connections of the long history of women in cultures all over the world as vessel makers, artists and artisans. Included are lectures, small group discussions on various topics and demonstrations featuring figurative sculpture, making pottery on the wheel, altering thrown pots, hand building sculptural vessels, as well as decorative, glaze, and finishing techniques.

Presenters: Sunshine Cobb, Rebecca Hutchinson, Eva Kwong, Deborah Schwartzkopf
Keynote Speaker: Winnie Owens-Hart
Director: Donna Polseno

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

From Inspiration and Ideas to the Actual Making and Finishing

  • New techniques from faculty who have extensive experience and training in the field
  • Interact closely with faculty and peers to exchange ideas, tips, and expand your network of like-minded artists.
  • View faculty works on exhibition in the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum.
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Cornell Studio Supply - Workshop
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Cornell Studio Supply - Workshop

Author of the new book Mastering Hand Building, Sunshine Cobb will share with us a hands on experience, her hand building techniques and surface decoration.
No experience needed. Books are for sale and can be signed at the Meet & Greet Friday, April 13th from 6-8pm.
Saturday 9am-4pm & Sunday 10am-4pm, April 14th & 15th
Cost $165 and includes materials for two day workshop.

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Penland Concentration
Mar
11
to May 1

Penland Concentration


Wheelthrowing and Handbuilding Techniques

This intensive workshop will be explore form and content through functional ceramics by diving deep into a combination of both handbuilding and wheelthrowing techniques. And we will cover a broad range of surface solutions. Participants can also expect creative exercises and critical discussions relative to form, surface, and the balance of both. We’ll also have sessions on developing online and social media content and discussions of business models that working artists are using today. You will delve into your makers’ mind and develop new approaches and ideas to your work. All levels. Studio fee: $245. Code S00CA

 

 

Studio artist; teaching: Red Clay Lodge (MT), Santa Fe Clay (NM), Anderson Ranch (CO), Penland; Archie Bray Foundation (MT) long-term residency; named 2013 Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly and NCECA; author of the forthcoming Mastering Hand Building: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Slabs, Coil, and More (Voyageur Press, 2018).

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Belger Crane Yard Studios
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Belger Crane Yard Studios

See link for enrollment info!

This will be a demo/hands-on hybrid workshop, where the first day Sunshine will be demonstrating how she makes her awesome pots. The following day will have lots of hands-on time, one-on-one with Sunshine as well as some advanced demos.

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 handbuilding techniques to embrace a process-over-product mentality. She will focus on ways this approach resonates with beginning students just discovering the boundaries of ceramics as well as advanced professionals who have worked within the boundaries for years. Not all the boundaries are bad, but knowing how to open them illuminates endless possibilities.

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

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Red Lodge Clay Center - Workshop
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Red Lodge Clay Center - Workshop

Come join us for our fall workshop with the amazing Sunshine Cobb!

Saturday, Sept. 23rd 9am – 4pm, Sunday, Sept. 24th 10am – 4pm
Sunshine will be demonstrating her techniques and sharing her experiences at the Red Lodge Clay Center – Fox Studios located 6 miles north of Red Lodge at 463 Two-Mile Bridge Road In conjunction with the workshop we will have a closing reception on Friday, September 22nd for our Juried National IV exhibition, juried by Sunshine. The Exhibition Reception will be at our downtown gallery location: 123 S. Broadway Ave., Red Lodge, MT 59068 from 5-7pm. (406) 446-3993

The Workshop and Reception are Free and Open to the Public! However, if plan on attending the workshop we ask that you call the Clay Center and register, as there is limited space available.

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Lee Art Center Workshop
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Lee Art Center Workshop

5722 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703-228-0560
Fax: 703-228-0559
email: leearts@arlingtonva.us

The Master Workshop program provides opportunities to interact with visiting master artists in one, two and three-day workshops covering a wide variety of media. Lectures, advanced skills classes and professional development seminars for independent visual artists are also presented. 

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SideCar Workshop July 28-July 30
Jul
28
to 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

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SideCar Workshop June 30-July 2
Jun
30
to 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

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Kent State University
Jun
3
to 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! 

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Workshop- Arrowmont
May
21
to 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.

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NCECA - Objective Clay Booth/ Panel Talk
Mar
22
to 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.

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Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

7th Triennial Canadian Clay Symposium

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.

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Nov
5
to 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

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