REGISTER APRIL 1
Symbolic Mark Making on Porcelain—Carolyn Drake
July 30 — August 5
Porcelain is like bone and like skin. It is a tricky material that rewards patience and attention with stunning visual and tactile results. Use gorgeous, warm white porcelain to create a series of hand-pinched simple sculptural forms that reflect your own unique signature. Explore mark making: trailing with slips and underglazes, resists, and sgraffito. We’ll begin each day with visual exercises and inspiration based on archetypal symbols to engage your sense of play and, ideally, lead you closer to the discovery of forms, imagery and marks that are personally resonant. We will finish our pieces with at least one smoke fire and also a more traditional mid-range oxidation firing using simple glazes and engobes. On the last day we’ll bring in textiles, stitching, and found objects to complete an assemblage or display for your finished clay pieces. Class is appropriate for brave beginners but encouraged for those who have some experience with clay. Class Material Fee: $40.
REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1, 2017
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CLASS SUPPLY LIST:
I am a mostly self-taught artist and native Oregonian from a long line of quilters and stitchers. My sculpture tends to reference the natural world and manmade devotional objects, and incorporates porcelain and textiles. In addition to my studio practice, I teach Visual Arts, Art History, and Language Arts. I am also on the Portland Art Museum’s Teacher Advisory Council, and do freelance writing on Northwest artists for several publications. I have worked with all levels of learners, and my belief in the inherent creative potential of my students guides my approach to teaching. It is a source of great joy to me to see my students gain confidence and self-discovery through the exploration of their own creative process.