BIOMORPHICS: Natural Forms in Clay
with Carol Gouthro & CJ Jilek
August 4-17, 2019
The natural environment inspires Carol Gouthro and Cj Jilek during their world travels informing their unique biomorphic ceramic sculptures. Their work features animated forms and signature surfaces.
Join Carol and Cj in creating unusual and exuberant works in clay inspired by the island paradise of Bali. Investigate methods and develop concepts to build your personal visual vocabulary. Explore a layered approach to the ceramic surface that evolves from wet clay through bone dry to bisque. Techniques will include hand-building with wooden drape molds, soft slab building, creating texture slabs, and one part segment molds for three-dimensional forms. Carol and Cj will also reveal a behind the scenes look at the engineering necessary to produce elaborate sculptural forms. Surface practices will include the use of color, pattern making, texturing, carving, wax resist, stenciling, and sgraffito. A beautiful two weeks of ceramic practice and island adventure!
Open to all levels of experience.
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*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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