The prestigious and popular 25th Annual Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival hosts a fabulous, free, fun-filled two-day celebration of Clay and Glass Art on July 8-9, 2017, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road.
Featuring both fine and functional art, the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival is the largest show of its kind, with 150 juried artists displaying their work. Meet the artists and learn about their art. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including hands-on pottery-making and wheel-throwing demonstrations.
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CREATING CONTENT THROUGH VOLUMETRIC IMAGE TRANSFER
Class Description: Combine form and surface as you explore the techniques Forrest has developed that allow him to integrate wheel-throwing, tile, and image transfer techniques to create uniquely decorative and thought provoking functional wares. Learn how to develop silk-screens for creating transfers. Beginning on tiles and advancing to wheel thrown forms, Forrest will walk you through his process while encouraging your own creative exploration. Bring your willingness to dig deep as we explore content through writing, interview, and discussion, as well as group exercises designed to draw out your personal voice. You are certain to leave this workshop with a new approach to surface and decoration.
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VOLUMETRIC IMAGE TRANSFER
In this class students combine form and surface as they explore techniques that integrate wheel throwing and image transfer simultaneously, creating uniquely decorative functional wares. You will discover how to develop silk-screens, making computer-generated embossments for molds and stamps, and explore the reduction cooling process that the instructor uses to fire his work. Participants will begin on tiles and advance to wheel thrown forms while being encouraged to think creatively. You will leave the workshop with a new approach to surface and decoration. Open to all skill levels.
In this five day, hands-on workshop we will explore Forrest's process for integrating wheel-throwing and image transfer techniques to create unique decorative functional wares. Participants will experience a new way of combining form and surface while exploring the techniques Forrest has developed.
Volumetric Image Transfer, a two week workshop intensive!
Students will combine form and surface as they explore techniques for integrating wheelthrowing and image transfers simultaneously to create uniquely decorative functional wares. We’ll develop silkscreens and make computer-generated embossments for molds and stamps. I’ll walk you through my process while encouraging your own creative exploration. We’ll work with stoneware and porcelain, fire salt and reduction kilns, explore the reduction-cooling process, and share firings with Adam Field’s workshop. Students will leave with a new approach to surface and decoration.
FROM FLAT TO FUNCTIONAL
Along with the Association of Clay and Glass Artists I am so pleased to announce this exciting workshop taking place in my Petaluma, CA studio with none other than the Red Clay Rambler himself, Ben Carter. Take it away Ben...
This two-day demonstration and hands-on workshop will focus on using foam drop molds to hand build functional pottery from clay slabs. Workshop participants will learn the fundamentals of tableware design, the foam mold making process, and methods for decorating finished forms. Students are requested to bring an apron, basic clay tools and a 25 lb bag of clay of their preference. Stoneware clay is available on request but please let Forrest know as soon as possible if you need clay.
Alumni of Utah State University Ceramics from the last 30 years. Look out NCECA, USU is on fire!!!
Class Description: I will be teaching a two day workshop on volumetric image transfer on pottery and making tile in my studio in Petaluma, CA. You will watch demonstrations in the morning, slide lectures at lunch, and make tiles in the afternoon! Go home on Sunday with 5 printed green-ware tile, and the information to set up your own low cost studio practice that will include image transfer and new pottery making techniques.