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Gaya CAC Workshops 2016

04-Naidee-2016

March 27 - April 9, 2016

SCULPTING LIKE BUDDHA: Techniques and thoughts on creating large-scale figurative clay works

Join internationally renowned Thai artist, Naidee Changmoh, as he offers two weeks of meditative focus on the technical and conceptual approach to figurative sculpting at a grand scale.  Participants will learn to masterfully utilize a simple pinching technique, beginning smaller scale and working up to a seated or standing figure of up to 150cm, all the while contemplating the personality and emotive potential to be drawn forth in their sculpture.  Finding inspiration in the purity and joy of children, and in the Buddhism that he practices, Naidee’s own massive-scaled works maintain a softness and expression that belie their stature, but certainly underline the artist’s own nature and sensibilities.

“For many years I’ve been working in a kindergarten. My artworks were inspired by the kids-their pureness, cuteness, full with happiness-their beautiful energy influences me to create my work. I keep doing my work in relation to Buddhism to keep my mind not too far from peace. I use cartoon forms to create my positive thinking out of the artwork.” NC

Open to all levels of experience
Tuition: $2,100
*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.
**Accommodation NOT included.

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05-Food-Meets-Plate

May 15 - 28, 2016

CULINARY CLAY: Food Meets Plate

This is a remarkable workshop for any clay-lover with a specific interest in contemplating the intimate relationship between food and the vessel in which it is presented.  Unique opportunities to meet with, learn from, and sample the genius of many local chefs will unveil some of the cultural and gastronomic complexities of the archipelago, while undoubtedly encouraging expansion not only of taste buds, but also conceptual perspective of the more formal design considerations of shape, texture, color and scale where the food meets the plate.

The intensive two weeks will culminate appropriately in a Manifested Meal, at which participants will star in a private dinner upon their own inspired vessels at the international Ubud Food Festival. 

Open to all levels of experience
Tuition: $2,100
*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.
**Accommodation NOT included.

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June 5 - 19, 2016

06-Anagama-2016

BRUSHSTROKES AND FIRE: Tool-making and Anagama Firing

The nuance of a bamboo brush on clay.  The slick passage of a smooth wooden tool on wheel thrown work.  Ash bathed in heat, transforming wood into glass, clay into stone. 

Nurture and grow your personal aesthetic.  Step outside the ordinary and live the extraordinary in this exceptional two week experience of creating clay works, decorating, and firing.

Woodfirer/Director, Hillary Kane, will lead the conversation about creating work for anagama firing, offering the opportunity to experiment with a variety of clays and slips, forms and textures.

Guest potter, tool and brush-maker, Troy Bungart, will demonstrate the art of fine brush and wooden tool-making while sharing his own pottery skills, as well as his methodology and dynamic philosophy about working with clay.  Together, the group of participants will experience the entire journey: thinking, making, loading, firing, cooling, retrieving-- and that just begins the conversation.

Open to all levels of experience
Tuition: $2,100
*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.
**Accommodation NOT included.

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Soda-Kiln-Build 201

 July 10-16, 2016

SODA KILN BUILD

Resident Artists Brian Kakas and Eva Champagne are returning to Gaya with a new soda kiln design to add to the suite of kilns already available at GCAC. The basic design of the kiln is a traditional downdraught kiln that will be constructed out of handmade bricks from local materials. Downdraught kilns allow for controlled heating and even dispersement of sodium vapors when introduced to the atmosphere. This kiln has approx. 16 cu.ft of stacking space for wares allowing for a fast turn over of projects and ideas in the intimate workshop environment at GCAC. Specific design alterations have derived from the materials and interest surrounding a strong wood firing tradition along with the wide range of surfaces produced by tropical wood used as both a fuel and glaze source at Gaya. Come join us hands-on for the brick-laying and many-layered discussions regarding soda kiln design theory and considerations specific to setting, aesthetics, and intention.

Open to any level of experience
Tuition: US$ 1,000
*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.
**Accommodation NOT included.

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07-02-SodaFiring

 July 17-30, 2016

SODA@GAYA

Join us for the inaugural firings of the Gaya soda kiln, which will be built during a separate workshop in early July.  In this workshop Gail Nichols will guide you through hands-on participation in kiln loading and firing, including her specialty soda process.  You will develop clay bodies and slips, learn about soda kiln design, progress your own work under Gail’s mentorship, and have multiple opportunities for soda firings.  There will be 8-9 full days of instruction, 2 days of excursion activities, numerous shared meals, and plenty of open studio time.  All of this in tropical paradise! 

Open to all levels of experience
Tuition: US$ 2,100
*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.
**Accommodation NOT included.

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October 16 - 22, 2016 

INSPIRED RAKU: Weaving Creativity with Technique

Drawing upon the immeasurable 

Candone 025s copybreadth of exquisite Balinese textile and craft tradition, together with Candone Wharton’s own extensive repertoire as a weaver and carver of clay, this workshop will wind together inspiration and technique in a focus on the unlimited possibilities of surface.  In a fast-paced and full week, we will open with a presentation and video of Candone’s history, work, travels and a brief description of Raku.   Demonstrations will focus on developing each individual’s skill and confidence in the application of the Raku process to their own work.  Participants will be encouraged to explore the endless expressive possibilities of combining different surface qualities adaptable for hand-built and wheel thrown projects alike. 

Open to any level of experience
Tuition: US$ 1,000
*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.
**Accommodation NOT included.

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2015 WORKSHOPS in Review

01-2015-CandoneFebruary 15-28, WEAVING IN CLAY & SMOKE: Exploring Surface in Raku
Instructor: Candone Wharton

02-2015-AnagamaApril 5-18, SPIRIT OF FIRE: Soul of the Anagama
Instructors: Gyan Daniel Wall & HIllary Kane

03-2015-FongChooMay 24 - Jun 6, DEMYSTIFYING FORM: Clay Play and the Teapot
Instructor: Fong Choo

04-2015-MitsuoShojiAugust 9 - 22, EAST MEETS WEST: My Approach to Clay
Instructor: Mitsuo Shoji

05-2015-JanetDeBoosOctober 4 - 17, The Story Behind the Surface
Instructor: Janet DeBoos

 

 

2014 WORKSHOPS in Review

01-NakedMarch 9 - 22, Naked
Instructors: Marcello Massoni, Michela Foppiani, and Hillary Kane

02-TerrasigilattaApril 13 - 26, Local Earth: Terra Sigillata and Tropical Natural Ash Glazes
Instructors: Walter Auer

03-AlteredFormsMay 4 - 17, Altered Form
Instructors: Deborah Schwartzkopf

04-PorcelainJewelryAugust 17 - 23, Porcelain Jewelry
Instructors: Olivia Monti

05-AnagamaBCASeptember 20 - October 4, Anagama Wood Firing
Instructors: Barbara Campbell-Allen & Hillary Kane

06-FigureVesselNovember 30 - December 13, The Figure as A Vessel
Instructors: Ryan Matthew Mitchell

 

2013 WORKSHOPS in Review

February, 16-March 2, Explore, Experiment, Express: the Relationship of Form and Surface
Instructors: Sang Roberson

April 15 - 21, Spirit of Bali: Concept, Form and Texture
Instructors: Suzi Jorgensen

June 21-July 6, GAYAGAMA FIRING: Ceremony of Fire
Instructors: Gyan Wall and Hillary Kane

August 4-17, Potter's Council Explores Bali: Re-Awakening the Senses
Instructors: Hillary Kane , Marcello Massoni, Michela Foppiani

September 22-October 5, TEXTURES IN CLAY : Exploring Surface Techniques and Forms
Instructors: Candone Wharton

November 25-December 5, FINDING CENTER: Yoga and Clay
Instructors: Hillary Kane & Emily Kuser