WEEKEND TWO (2-day): June 29 – 30, 2019 Classes will run 9 am – 4 pm each day and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.
Sizing it Up in Clay
Students will learn how to increase the scale of their work, both on the wheel and hand-built. We will play with coil-throwing, coil-hand-building, and slab building with large moulds or supports, in order to build substantial sculptural forms. We will explore the importance of the interior space and the sense of containment inside each form as it organically grows in volume over this two day workshop.
We will talk about surface design (altering, carving, texturing), multiple components, fitted sections, and armature supports. Whether you want to create 2-foot thrown forms while protecting your wrists, 10-foot enormous hand-built forms, or anything in between, this course will introduce the techniques to help you create the scale you want for your work.
All levels welcome, some clay experience is required
- STUDENT SUPPLY LIST: (Click HERE): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
- CLAY ORDER FORM: (Click HERE)
- COURSE COST: $291
Tuition includes daily lunch and daily snacks. Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.
Samantha Dickie is a Victoria-based contemporary ceramic artist, using elements of abstract expressionism and minimalist sculpture within a sculptural and installation practice. Following a B.A. Degree, she received a Diploma in Ceramics from the Kootenay School of the Arts, and attended residencies in Jingdezhen, China; the Banff Centre and Red Deer College in Alberta; and KIAC in Yukon. She has been awarded project grants from Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Yukon Arts Fund. In addition to teaching workshops, she has presented at the Fusion Ontario Clay Conference and the Canadian Clay Symposium. Her work has been exhibited in public galleries across Canada including the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, and she is currently represented by Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery in Ontario, and Madrona Gallery in Victoria.