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Instructor: Liz Hafey
Price: $365.00
Dates: 09/26 – 11/14
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Tuesdays
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 01/01/17
This media based course will enable students who have already had exposure to working with clay to focus exclusively on using porcelain… porcelain… PORCELAIN! Porcelain is a type of pottery made from kaolin, a fine whitish clay comprised of quartz and feldspar; which becomes hard, glossy, and nearly transparent when fired in the kiln. Students will have the opportunity to take an in depth look into how to work with porcelain clay bodies while learning what it can do (hint: thinner walls). Students will work both on the potters’ wheel and will also explore handbuilding techniques as well. The instructor will also encourage students to explore the concept of blue and white using different techniques from delft ware to Japanese; such as mishima, luster. Specific glazing processes will be introduced – such as celedons - which yield amazing results when applied to porcelain. This class is appropriate to students who have already have a ceramic practice. Students will cone-6 grolleg porcelain, all materials and tools will be provided. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Open Studio session per week; either on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, or Sunday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
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Instructor Info: Liz Hafey:
Liz Hafey is a potter, ceramicist, teacher and sculptural artist. She has studied in several places, including Massachusetts College of Art and Design, UMass Dartmouth, Cub Creek Foundation, Production Pottery in Orkney, Scotland, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, and Watershed Center of the Ceramic Art, where she completed their Salad Days residency program. Liz focuses on creating pieces of work that mimic industry as well as political, social issues that we deal with on a daily basis. She is currently the ceramics fellow at the Steel Yard.
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