INIMITABLE FORMS : wet earth through fire
with Peter Callas
March 17-31, 2019
Peter Callas has forged a career over 45 years earning him a worldwide reputation for both his pioneering work with the Anagama kiln and his unique style of Ceramic sculpture. He has undertaken over 150 Anagama firings and continues to love and learn from this ancient tool. At this workshop he will fire the Gaya Anagama, and participants will benefit from the treasure trove of knowledge his instruction on stacking and firing for natural ash effects represents. Leading up to the loading of the kiln, Peter will demonstrate slab and wheel skills, emphasizing one-of-a-kind form aesthetics. Techniques will stress the sculptural challenges of abstracting vessels and constructing maquettes. His spirited, poetic approach will help and encourage students to handle clay in startlingly new and evocative ways. Peter will also premier the short film: Voulkos “The Lost Tapes” as well as giving several slide presentations on Anagama kilns, wood fired art, and his 23 year collaboration with Peter Voulkos. It is certain to be an intimate, inimitable, and rewarding experience for participants at all levels.
To see more of his work visit his website: www.petercallas.com
Open to all levels of experience.
*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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