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.