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Hands On Ceramic Workshop
with Jason Walker
Featuring Handbuilding & Surface Painting
ONE DAY ONLY / Sunday, May 24, 2014
From 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
High Fire Hawaii Gallery & Studio is honored to welcome Jason Walker for a Hands On, one – day workshop on Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 9:00am – 5:00pm
In this workshop Jason will demonstrate his hand-building techniques with porcelain, and discuss how he combines his hand-built forms with slip cast parts. He will also demonstrate underglaze-painting techniques and discuss concepts and different approaches to combing two-dimensional imagery with three-dimensional form. Jason will also present his work in the form of a power-point lecture that will explain his history as an artist, his techniques and ideas.
After each demonstration participants will get one on one instruction from Jason and have the opportunity to learn his techniques in a hands on format.
Participants should bring basic tools for hand-building such as, metal ribs, small carving tools, an exacto knife, a fettling knife, various paddles (a wooden spoon will suffice), wire tool, rolling pin, sponge, towel, etcetera…
Participants should also bring a small white dish or tile to use as a palette for underglaze, a small bowl to hold water for cleaning brushes and various sizes and shapes of watercolor brushes such as rounds, flats and liners.
High Fire Hawaii does sell most of the clay tools listed above if you need.
High Fire Hawaii does not sell the paint brushes, exacto knife, small tiles, rolling pins or towels. (Ben Franklin across the street would sell these items.)
Seating Limited to 8 people
Workshop Tuition $ 140.00
High Fire Hawaii will provide the porcelain clay, under glazes, bisque & glaze firings of the item created during the workshop.
We will break for lunch at some point in the day. Bring a brown bag lunch . It is a Sunday so most food businesses are closed in Hilo. There is a Subway across the street.
Jason Walker Artist Bio:
Jason was born in 1973 and grew up in Pocatello, Idaho, and is currently a studio artist residing in Bellingham, Washington. He received a BFA from Utah State University and a MFA from Penn State University. After schooling he taught for two years in Napa California, and since then has taught at numerous places nationally and internationally, such as Haystack Mountain School for the Crafts, Penland School for the Crafts, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China and the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. He spent two years as an artist in residence at The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, where he was the recipient of the Taunt Fellowship award. He has also been awarded an NCECA International Residency Fellowship for a residency in Vallauris, France. He has work in major collections such as the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco: De Young, the Carnegie Mellon Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, Arizona. He is currently represented by Ferrin Gallery.
Past Workshops below:
Silk Painting Workshop
with Patti Pease Johnson
Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Seating Limited to 6
Resignation extended to
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Introduction to Raku Workshop
with Shannon Hickey
To Be Announced
In two sessions students will be introduced to the Raku technique. The first session will present an opportunity to design and create 2-3 pieces which are appropriate for Raku (no tableware). These pieces will be bisque fired before the next session.
In the second session students will glaze their pieces and observe the loading and firing of the Raku Kiln. When the pieces are removed from the Raku kiln, several finishing techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. Finished pieces can be taken home at the end of this session.
Size restrictions apply to all ceramic pieces. Pieces are limited to 7.5 inches in all directions (421 cubic inches).
$95.00 Tuition includes workshop, materials and firing.
Students must be 18 or older to attend this workshop.