BOB KINGSMILL: Handbuilding Masks and Functional Objects

June 24 - June 25
Bob Kingsmill



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BOB KINGSMILL: Handbuilding Masks and Functional Objects

This will be a hard working weekend making a number of masks and odd slab built objects you were not expecting to construct. There is a possibility of laughter-inducing pedagogy and supportive criticism that might, in the end, build character. Failing that, students should make some awesome hand built pieces over the two days. The instructor has a persisting love of the textured surface, so students are encouraged to bring any and all texturing devices and help turn one another on to the vast potential that clay presents. He also applauds the playful exploration of the seriously functional, (e.g. the “Norwegian Viking Ship Chicken Wing Delivery System”), while attempting to develop a respect for wildly abstract, non-functional or artistically disoriented objects.

Course Fee: $280   Supply Fee: $0      Student Supply List: KINGSMILL_StudentSupplies2017

Tuition includes lunch and two snacks. Prices are inclusive of all applicable taxes.

Bio: Bob Kingsmill began making ceramic objects full time in the Okanagan Mission in 1967 and has continued to produce an extravagant variety of stoneware, raku-fired, and bronze objects. His Granville Island studio is an icon, and has welcomed visitors from around the world for 38 years. Teaching for Capilano College, Malaspina College, and Emily Carr College of Art and Design, and giving workshops, Bob has encouraged many people to engage in their creative process. His Catalogue of BC Potters, 1979, promotes potters and their craft. His masks and murals are collected world-wide. Three large bronzes hang at Vernon’s Performing Arts Center. Bob’s murals grace walls at St. Andrew’s Theological College, UBC; Vancouver’s Children’s Hospital; Vernon’s Hospice House; and Kelowna’s Community Theater.

This workshop is currently FULL. If you would like your name added to the wait list for Bob Kingsmill’s class, please contact the MISSA office.


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  • Accommodations

    Staying on campus is recommended to fully experience a creative immersion. All rooms are set up in a dorm style with four beds, each with a desk and closet space, on the same floor as a central washroom with shower facilities. Rooms are available in double or quad occupancy and you have an option to request a specific roommate. Please contact the MISSA office if you have any special requests.  Accommodation costs include breakfast and dinner and lunch and two snack breaks are included in your course fees. See the Accommodation page for more details.

    • 250 $
    • 206 $

    We will do our best to accommodate your preference, but space will be based on availability.

    We will try to accommodate your preference but placement will depend upon space available.

    If you are sharing a quadruple occupancy and desire more than one shared occupant please list in order for both name and workshop and separate with a comma.

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