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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 

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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

 Workshop description:

 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.   

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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.  

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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 

2014 dec 13 silk scarf class

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.

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Intermediate Silk Painting Workshop

with Patti Pease Johnson

To Be Announced

Tuition: $60.00 plus 10.00 material fee.

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Pit Fire Workshop with Sam Robinson

To Be Announced

Learn theory and techniques of Pit Fired ceramics with organic and recycled items. Instructor Sam Robinson shares her expertise in Pit Firing using found items and natural materials in the process.

Saturday at High Fire Hawaii Gallery & Studio in Hilo. Instruction covers techniques and methods of producing pieces suitable for achieving the best results in a pit fire.

Saturday 9:00am – noon optional open studio.  An opportunity to finish/trim/burnish your piece as needed. Possibilities will be discussed in previous class.

Saturday 10:00am – pau Preparation and firing at the pit site near Pepe’ekeo. Location and construction of the pit, placement of pieces, firing materials, stoking and firing to achieve the best results will be demonstrated and discussed.

Sunday  3:00pm – 5:00pm Opening the Pit. This session is optional but encouraged.  The fired pieces are removed from the pit to be shared and admired. If you can’t attend the pit opening you may pick up your pieces after Tuesday, February 07, 2012 at High Fire Hawaii Gallery & Studio in Hilo.

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Lauhala Weaving Workshop with

Jessica Harris  

To Be Announced


Instructor Jessica Harris gathers and prepares all the materials necessary to create a unique and authentic Hawaiian Lauhala Bracelet.

Using the leaves of the Hala (Padanus) Tree students will create a bracelet with embellishments. Traditional methods of plaiting and weaving will be employed to create an authentic piece that should last for many years.


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