October 2016 Workshop with Christopher Edwards 


"DECONSTRUCTING NATURE”
(CERAMIC PATTERNS AND FORMS)

Date:  Saturday & Sunday 10/15-10/16

Time: Sat 1-5PM, Sun. 9AM-5PM (Includes Potluck Lunch Sunday)

Place:  HPG upstairs hand building area
 

Cost:  $80 HPG member, $95 Non-HPG member -  and a potluck dish Sunday 

Level:  Open to all levels, but hand building experience recommended.

Includes:  ½ bag of F B/Mix,  and bisque firing of completed pieces 

Bring:  2 OR 3 example (pictures, or the actual object) of something that inspires you. Natural forms are best, but anything goes as long as you are not copying established  artwork. Bring sketch pad, pencils, scissors, and hand building and sculpting tools.

About the artist:


Chris Edwards makes intricate, hand-built ceramic forms inspired by the algorithmic logic of the natural world. He has a background in graphic design, and started working in ceramics at Windward Community College in 2012. His work is in the collections of the Honolulu Museum of Art and the Hawaii State Art Museum.

Workshop info:

 

Where does inspiration come from? How do you get from that blob of clay to something beautiful? One method is to find something you love — something that you find mesmerizingly beautiful — and try and understand how it got to be so appealing. In this workshop we will be looking at natural forms (and maybe a few unnatural ones), breaking them down, abstracting and analyzing their properties and then transforming them into ceramics by “sketching” them in clay. The goal of this workshop isn’t really to produce a finished piece, but to make a series of experiments and explorations that lead to a way of being inspired by the world around you.

Sign-up sheet posted Thurs, 9/8, 7p.m. @HPG - Limited to first 15 paid participants

Cick here for the pdf

September 2016 Workshop with John Benn & Colleen Gallagher
 

John Benn will be demonstrating wheel throwing techniques, trimming and altering thrown forms. Colleen Gallagher will demonstrate her techniques in building her functional stoneware and porcelain pottery. This work is constructed from soft slabs, often textured before forming and sometimes decorated with slips and oxides. She will also demonstrate her surface decorating techniques. Oxides and slips are inlaid on raw clay. Participants will have a chance to try some of the techniques on their own unfired piece or on a simple piece made the first day.

Date: Saturday & Sunday 9/10-9/11

Time: 9am-5pm (Includes potluck lunch each day)

Place: HPG, Downstairs throwing area and upstairs hand building area

Cost: $125 HPG Member, $140 Non-HPG Member – and a potluck dish each day

Level: Throwing and hand building experience recommended

Includes: ½ Bag of B/Mix, and bisque firing of completed pieces  
Bring: Throwing tools, hand building tools, a blade or paring knife, fine and wide paint brushes, empty lotion bottle, slip trailer, A1’ square rag, and a leather hard piece (the less grog, the better).  Bring a potluck dish each day.  

Sign-up sheet posted Monday, 6/27, 6p.m. @HPG - Limited to first 15 paid participants

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August 2016 Workshop with Kevin Snipes
"LEFT SIDE OF THE BRAIN"


Come explore the right side of your brain with Kevin Snipes and clay. Stretch, poke, prod, shape, squish and draw out those ideas! Working with both 2 and 3-d materials, he will help unleash the hidden images and talents buried in your psyche. Engage in fun ways to invigorate your imagination with drawing, painting, collage and sculpting. Brainstorming with paper and pencil can lead to unexpected twists and turns that can be transferred to your ceramic art. Ceramic surface techniques and creating forms will be explored. This is open to all skill levels and artists from a variety of media.

Date:  Saturday & Sunday 8/20 - 8/21

Time: 9AM-5PM (Includes Potluck Lunch Sunday)

Place:  HPG upstairs hand building area
 

Cost:  $125 HPG member, $140 Non-HPG member -  and a potluck dish each day

Level:  Open to all levels, but hand building experience recommended.

Includes:  ½ bag of  Daves porclain,  and bisque firing of completed pieces 

Bring:  Bring sketch pad, pencils, scissors, hand building, sculpting tools and glazing tools.

Sign-up sheet posted Mon, 6/27, 6pm @HPG - Limited to first 15 paid participants

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June 2016 Workshop with Deven Hee

"TOY SHOP"

Date: 2 Sundays, 6/5 and 6/12/2016

Time: 9am-3pm (Includes potluck lunch each day)

Place: HPG, Downstairs throwing area and upstairs hand building area

(at various times)

Cost: $80 HPG Member, $95 Non-HPG Member – and a potluck dish

Level: Open to all levels, but some throwing skills recommended 

Includes: 1/3 Bag of Soldate clay/mix, and bisque firing of completed pieces  
Bring:  Throwing, sculpting, glazing tools, old towels, old ball point pen and a torch if you own one. 

Sign-up sheet posted Thursday, 5/19, 6p.m. @HPG - Limited to first 15 paid participants

Click here for the pdf flyer with details

Workshop info:

Using simple manipulation, additions, and a small torch, new and interesting forms can be developed. A torch is used to speed up the drying process, which allows pieces to be joined quickly and spontaneously.
 

In this workshop we will explore the idea of monsters and toys that are made up of wheel-thrown components.  The potter’s wheel will be used to make different shapes fast and efficiently.  These forms will then be combined to make monsters and stylized toys.
 

We will explore different shapes and forming methods on the first day. Simple greenware glazing techniques will be demonstrated. On the second day, we will continue surface work with underglazes and various low temperature glazes.
 

In this workshop we will explore the idea of monsters and toys that are made up of wheel-thrown components.  The potter’s wheel will be used to make different shapes fast and efficiently.  These forms will then be combined to make monsters and stylized toys.
 

We will explore different shapes and forming methods on the first day. Simple greenware glazing techniques will be demonstrated. On the second day, we will continue surface work with underglazes and various low temperature glazes.

May 1 2016 Monoprint on Clay//Color and Play


Topic: 

Using a plaster slab as a matrix for color, we will explore the possibilities between two-dimensional (slabs) and three dimensional (slab constructed) works.  Also, a few quick and dirty tidbits to spur new directions with color and form building.

Date: Sundays, 5/1/2016

Time: 9am-5pm (Includes potluck lunch)

Place: HPG upstairs hand building area

Cost: $75 HPG Member, $90 Non-HPG Member – and a potluck dish

Requirement: None, Open to all levels

Includes: Plaster slab and clay for each participant, and use of studio underglazes
Bring: Trimming tools, cutting tools, brushes/underglaze application tools image/drawing/color-pattern inspirations (if desired, can be helpfuland a potluck dish.

Sign-up sheet posted Thursday, 3/24, 7p.m. @HPG - Limited to first 15 paid participants

(Please do not add your name to the sign-up sheet unless you are paying at the same time).
 

Click here for the pdf flyer with details
 

Contact workshop@hawaiipottersguild.or

March 27, 2016

SURFACE, LINE AND COLOR WORKSHOP SUNDAY WITH ARTIST JOEY CHIARELLO

 

Topic: 

Demo and discussion of various sculpting techniques used to make Japanese style Netsuke and Ojime, 1-3” in size, in traditional and non-traditional styles.

Date: Sundays, 3/27/2016

Time: 9am-5pm (Includes potluck lunch)

Place: HPG upstairs hand building area

Cost: $50 HPG Member, $65 Non-HPG Member – and a potluc

k dish

Requirement: Participants need to bring no more than 3 of their own thrown or handbuilt forms (in Bisque, Bone dry or Leather hard) to work on.  Extra green ware slabs will also be provided.

Includes: Use of studio under glazes, colored slips, latex and wax resists
Bring:  Assorted brushes for glazing and waxing, slip trailers, sculpting and carving tools, and potluck dish. 

Sign-up sheet posted Thursday, 2/25, 7p.m. @HPG - Limited to first 15 paid participants

(Please do not add your name to the sign-up sheet unless you are paying at the same time).
 

Click here for the pdf flyer with details

Contact workshop@hawaiipottersguild.org

February 27-28, 2016

MINIATURE SCULPTURES WITH JOEY CHIARELLO​

Topic: 
Demo and discussion of various sculpting techniques used to make Japanese style Netsuke and Ojime, 1-3” in size, in traditional and non-traditional styles.

Date: Saturday and Sunday 2/27 AND 2/28

Time: Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm (include potluck lunch) 
Place: HPG upstairs Hand Building Area

Cost: $150 HPG Member, $175 Non-HPG Member – and a potluck lunch (on Sunday)

Level: Participants should have knowledge of basis hand building and sculpture techniques and have taken at least 1 hand building class.

Includes: ¼ Bag of B-mix with grog clay and bisque firing of completed sculpture(s)

Bring: Sculpting, carving tools, small brushes (#4 & #6), small sponges, pictures or sketches of what you want to sculpt.

Sign-up sheet posted Monday, 2/1, 6p.m. @HPG - Limited to first 15 paid participants

About the artist: 

Joey Chiarello is a professional ceramics artist currently living and working in Honolulu. This self-taught sculpture artist creates detailed pieces that feature various animals and mythical creatures. Combining sculpture, painting, and relief techniques, Chiarello's creations feature spiritual symbolism and Asian art influences. His artwork reflects the soul's spiritual journey through life. 

Of his work, Chiarello explains, "I combine intricate, hand drawn detail requiring many firings using under-glazes, glazes, slips and luster in the surface embellishment while using whiskers, bones, precious metals, steel and stones as accents for claws and more." (check out:
http://www.joeychiarello.com/ for a complete listing of Joey's group and solo exhibitions)
 

Click here for the pdf flyer with details

Contact workshop@hawaiipottersguild.org

2016 Year of the Monkey Workshop

HAND BUILT MONKEY RATTLE WITH ARTIST ESTHER SHIMAZU 

Topic: 
Demo and discussion of various sculpting techniques used to make a monkey rattle.

Date:  Sunday, 2/7/2016

Time: 9am-5pm (include a potluck lunch)

Place:  HPG upstairs hand building area
 

Cost:  $50 HPG Member, $65 Non-HPG Member -  and a potluck dish

Level: Participants should have knowledge of basis hand building and sculpture techniques and have taken at least 1 hand building class. 

Includes:  ¼ bag of Soldate clay and bisque firing of completed sculpture(s)  

Bring: Sculpting and carving tools

Sign-up sheet posted Monday, 1/18, 6p.m. @HPG - Limited to first 15 paid participants

Click here for the pdf flyer with details
 

Contact workshop@hawaiipottersguild.org

January 9-10, 2016

FIND YOUR VOICE BY DRAWING ON PORCELAIN WITH VISITING ARTIST BETH LO

Date:  Saturday & Sunday, 1/9 - 1/10

Time: 9am-4pm

Place:  HPG upstairs hand building area
 

Cost: $165 tuition includes clay & bisque firing.  
Hands on workshop for throwers and hand builders.  Learn drawing vocabulary; make cups, vases, and/or small plates and decorate the surfaces using drawing techniques with underglaze and slip.

Sign up at HPG or contact 
http://www.bethlo.com/
Its full but you can waitlist

Contact momma808@yahoo.com

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