Ceramics For Everyone
with Sue Roberts
Wednesdays, April 24- May 29
10:00am-12:30pm or 6:00pm- 8:30pm
This class is an introduction to forming, decorating and glazing clay objects, and open to all levels of experience. Learn basic hand-building construction such as slabs, coils, and working with plaster forms and press molds. Students will focus on unique functional forms and sculptural pieces which will be decorated with designs using underglaze and sgraffito techniques with low scheen and gloss glazes. The end of the session will include a raku firing using my new raku kiln.
Cost: $215.00 (up to 10 lbs. of clay, glazes, and firings) and includes *Open Studio.
*Open Studio Sessions
Wednesday, 12:30pm-4:30pm or Sundays, 10:30am- 2:30pm
Open to students who are enrolled in weekly classes at Tower Art Studio. This gives students the opportunity to work independently in the studio, without instruction on their projects after class time.,
Independent Studies in Clay
Wednesdays, April 24- May 29, 2019
Designed for ceramic artists who no longer want the structure of a class and who wish to work on individual projects. Students will work with Sue Roberts, who will be available as a technical and design resource.
Cost: $215 (includes glazes, firings, 10 lbs of clay) and Open Studio*. Prerequisite: Previous clay experience
*Open Studio Sessions
Wednesdays, 12:30-4:30pm or Sundays (no longer Saturdays), 10:30 am- 2:30pm
Open to students who are enrolled in weekly classes at Tower Art Studio. This gives students the opportunity to work independently in the studio, without instruction on their projects after class time.
Friday, November 1- Sunday, November 3, 9:30am- 4:30pm
5424 South shore Drive, Guemes Island, WA
A three day hands on workshop with Tip Toland-Sculpting a life size “EXTREME” expression in clay.
Working from photographs, each participant will choose one of three models which all hold extreme, open mouth expressions. The photos show the front, profile and musculature of the models so students will be able to study the muscles at work for each expression.
We’ll work with solid clay on a simple metal pipe armature for the first two days and on the third day, cut it off the armature, hollow it and keep it as a full head or as a wall mask. Lots of possibilities will be discussed regarding final finishes.
Cost is $350.00 which includes a #25 bag of stoneware clay.
Tip will provide a materials list for students, firing of clay heads extra.
About Tip Toland
Tip Toland was born outside of Philadelphia in 1950 and received an MFA from Montana State University in 1981. She has been the recipient of prestigious awards including a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1986, and a first-place grant from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation in 2005. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Arts and Design, NY; Arizona State University Art Museum; Yellowstone Art Museum, MT; Kohler Arts Center, WI; Archie Bray Foundation, MT, and as well as many private collections. Toland lives in the Seattle area and conducts workshops across the United States.
For more information about Tip, visit www.tiptoland.com