This weekend course focuses on making 3-dimensional clay wall tiles, with the natural beauty of the West Coast shoreline/majestic forest as the source of our inspiration as well as a source of our tools. An interpretation of the environment in which each student lives, and how to express that particular place through similar methods with clay will be explored.
Each morning the class will go on short walks through the forests and shoreline collecting natural treasures such as bark, twigs, shells, rocks, ferns. These found “tools” can be used to texture and decorate the wall tiles. Students will explore ways to enhance and finish the pieces with “store bought” and “homemade” under glazes, recipes to be supplied.
Course cost: $285 Supply fees: $10 STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks and is inclusive of all applicable taxes.
SANDRA DOLPH obtained a BS in Art Education from New York State University College. After graduation, she taught Ceramics at the Adirondack Center for the Arts as well as owned and operated a gallery in upstate New York. After immigrating to the Canadian Rockies in 1974 and establishing a homestead, Sandra taught part-time in the public schools and ran a clay studio specializing in salt/wood fired pottery. In 1989 she relocated to Galiano Island, British Columbia, where she has spent the past twenty-plus years making a home for her small family and establishing her studio and gallery set among the beautiful cedars of B.C. She has hosted and run ceramic workshops from her studio on Galiano, as well as given numerous workshops in the lower mainland, Victoria, Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. In 1998 Sandra started making many annual visits to Japan, where she would study, make pots and meditate in a Zen Buddhist temple.
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