You’ve taken the classes and now you want to take your work to the next level.
This participant-lead course will be an opportunity for individuals to explore and develop their own ceramic “voice” with internationally known artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang as their guide.
This intensive 10 day workshop will be an occasion to bring back burner projects to the forefront, to hone and develop skills, and to begin the process of researching and realizing a new body of work. This workshop is also a great opportunity to develop a portfolio for exhibition or for graduate studies. Brendan will be incorporating his 14 years of experience teaching at a University level to create an environment of shared proximal learning among the workshop participants. While this course will be student driven, there will be hands on demos and technical and professional related lectures given by throughout the 10 days. Group and one-on-one critiques will help inform the path students will take, but in the end this bespoke class will be based on the choices the student makes.
This workshop is intended for ceramicists who are ready to up their game and have fun while doing it.
$1,000 + gst
2022 Workshop Dates: July 27 – August 5
- 24 hour studio access
- Full access to the entire Historic Clay District site, including tours
- All firings
- Use of shop glazes and underglazes
Artist responsible for:
- Clay – can be purchased on site
- Various tools and materials (you will be notified of what to bring)
- Accommodations: Onsite housing is available at the BMO Artist Lodge for $495 + GST for 11 days (July 26- August 6). Fee includes a private room with double bed, shared bathrooms and communal living areas. For more information, click here.
A full refund (less a $25 administration fee) is available if you cancel by the registration deadline (June 20). If Medalta cancels, or if you need to cancel due to medical reasons (documentation required), you will receive a full refund. For cancellations 2 weeks prior to the workshop, a refund of 50% of the total fee is available. If you cancel within 2 weeks of the start of the workshop or during the workshop, we will be unable to issue any refund.
Consideration for Covid-19
Please note that there is a possibility that Medalta will need to cancel or postpone the workshops again.
For more information contact Amy Duval: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brendan Tang was born in Dublin, Ireland of Trinidadian parents and is a naturalized citizen of Canada. He earned his formal art education on both Canadian coasts and the American Midwest, where he learn to appreciate the ceramic medium. Tang has lectured at conferences and academic institutions across the continent, and his professional practice has also taken him to India, Europe and Japan. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Helena, MT) and has participated in an international residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre (‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL).
Tang has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in QB, and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, as well being a recipient of the 2016 Biennale Internationale de Vallauris contemporary ceramic award. He has been profiled by The Knowledge Network, and featured in printed publications including The National Post, Wired (UK and Italy), and ELLE (Canada). Tang’s work can be found in such collections as the Seattle Art Museum, the Ariana Muse in Geneva SW, Canada House in London (UK) and the Art Bank of Canada.
Tang dedicates his full attention to his professional art practice in Vancouver BC, where he continues to explore the interface between culture and material.