Explore the connections between form and surface, color and design. We’ll spend the week making and decorating a variety of hand-built and wheel-thrown functional forms. Bring your favorite source materials including drawings, photographs, illustrations and ephemera to create your personal library of imagery. Throwing and handbuilding demonstrations, preliminary drawing and designing, and discussion of narrative content will set the stage for exploring surface design techniques including handmade stencils, painting, wax resist and sgraffito carving. This workshop is open to all levels.
August 10 – 14, 2020
$695 + gst
Registration Deadline: July 13, 2020
- 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 $300 + GST for 6 days (Check-in August 9, check out August 15). Fee includes a private room with double bed, shared bathrooms and communal living areas. One en-suite room availablefor $400 +GST. For more information, click here.
A full refund (less a $25 administration fee) is available if you cancel by the registration deadline (July 13). 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.
For more information contact Noriko Masuda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Tirrell was born and raised in Red Lodge, Montana; a small ranching and tourist community on the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park. She received an AA from Cottey College in Nevada, MO in 1995 and a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1997. Her functional and sculptural work draws inspiration from her life-long experiences in Montana and the West, her fascination with animals and interest in folk art, vintage kitsch, western art and culture. Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States, as well as Canada and Australia. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; California State University, Chico; and the Custer County Art & Heritage Center in Miles City, MT. She has logged hundreds of hours teaching ceramics and multi-media workshops across the continent in community art centers, college classrooms, retirement homes and one-room schoolhouses. Sue lives, works and rides her horse on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Montana’s Paradise Valley.
I came to clay as a college freshman, intent on studying graphic design and was won over by the prospect of combining illustration with three-dimensional objects. My pots employ mythic animal imagery, crisp design and riotous color to bring playfulness, character and storytelling to our daily kitchen rituals.