Making Tools & Texture with Nick Sevigney
This workshop will demonstrate how to combine wheel thrown and pinched forms with hollow rolled attachments. When forms are created layers of texture with impression tattooing of handmade stamps and tools will be applied to the pieces. Incorporating slip application to create both rough and spiked surfaces will be demonstrated as well as the creation of hinged ceramic doors and hatches. My influences are found in science fiction and specific organic and mechanical motifs and textures. From functional to sculptural wares, why we make is as important as how to both the viewer and the artist. While teaching the techniques I incorporate in my work I encourage makers to find textural surface influences that inspire their work and help them convey their ideas. Some experience in ceramics construction methods recommended.
2 Day schedule:
- Produce 6-8 forms using wheel, pinch, and hollow rolled forms to be assembled and detailed on day 2.
- Demonstrate creating hollow rolled forms using a series of wooden dowels
- Construct clay and wood stamps to be used on day 2
- Force dry and trim forms for day 2
- Deconstructing and reassembling forms created day 1
- Cutting out and creating a hinged ceramic door
- Impression tattooing of textures using handmade stamps onto pieces
- Texturizing slip application of spikes, cracks, and drips using rehydrated crushed bone dry clay
Instructor: Nick Sevigney
Two Day Workshop
Saturday & Sunday
October 27 & 28
$120 members/$150 non-members