Program Title

Ceramics - Pottery - Clay : Advanced Building Techniques
Provider Name
Jacqueline Fischer
Jackie Fischer

Round Top , NY 12473

Program Description
In school for full day intensive ceramic workshop. Each workshop starts with a brief slide show of my personal journey into the arts. This will start from my entrance into the arts back in high school where I was guided away from the arts by guidance counselors and administration. I’ve found this to be helpful to mention as many students can relate to this. I’ll discuss how perseverance, determination, hard work and elbow grease has landed me scholarships, grants, shows and teaching opportunities that enable me to travel to craft schools and residencies to continue making work. I’ll show the evolution of my work and include works in process from different studios throughout the years. This introduction will last about 20 minutes concluding with 15 minutes of questions. I’ll continue with about 30 minutes of demonstrations and disperse materials for hands-on building. At this point I'll make my rounds to meet with each student and troubleshoot their project ideas and the best way to construct them. I’ll call the class over to discuss which method of building would be best depending on the desired outcome as there is no one way to make something. Ask students to make an object (sculptural or functional) using the extruder and slab roller. These can be very gestural, architectural, or realistic. -demo how to construct a form using slabs slumping/wrapping/template techniques (cut-outs slipped and scored together) -Emphasize that the appearance of the object will be determined by what method of construction students wish to use (explain and show examples of architectural vs. gestural, organic vs geometric forms, etc.) -demo how to use an extruder and how to attach extruded shapes securely together/to the form. Clay can be provided for an additional fee: 150$ will provide us with 200lbs

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Cost Single: 1250
Cost Multiple: 1000

360 minutes