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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CREATING CONTENT THROUGH VOLUMETRIC IMAGE TRANSFER
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.
Volumetric Image Transfer (2 Days Hands-on)
Prerequisite of the previous class, or a previous demonstration with Forrest + an exposed silk-screen.
This is it! Time to use the techniques we’ve been building to throughout the last two classes. Volumetric Image transfer is a unique method of surface treatment I developed while looking to add a greater depth and narrative element to my work. I have been developing and teaching these techniques for over ten years and am excited to share them with you. As the final class of a comprehensive workshop series, Volumetric Image Transfer is great for both potters and hand builders alike.
The use of a slab roller, tile extruder, and potters wheel will be available for this class.
*If Class 3 fills I will choose a second set of dates to teach the same workshop.
$200 class fee | $20 materials fee
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Prerequisite of the previous class, or a previous demonstration with Forrest. 2 Day, Hands-on.
In this portion each participant will create a screen with the images they have chosen since the previous course. We will practice using prints on flat surfaces such as tile and slabs. From there we will explore construction methods that integrate the use of image laden slabs into functional objects. The use of a slab roller and tile extruder will be available for this workshop.
Limit 14 Students
$145 class fee | $45 materials fee, which includes the cost of a silk-screen which you will get to keep, photo emulsion, paper, and clay.
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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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Please join us for an inspiring two-day hands-on workshop with Bay Area local and 2014 Ceramics MonthlyArtist of the Year Forrest Lesch-Middleton. Learn how to combine form and surface in new ways that are sure to inform your studio practice for years to come. Integrate wheel-thrown forms and image transfer using the techniques developed by Forrest for creating his unique and decorative functional pots and tile. Participants will learn the ins-and-outs of creating silkscreen transfers and tips that they can then use in their own studio.
Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
$185 Early Registration before 06/01/2017)
$199 Registration on and after 06/01/2017
Image Transfer: A Primer (one day)
I will demonstrate how make film, coat a screen with photo-emulsion, and expose and develop silk-screens. I will also demonstrate making and using underglazes for image transfer, and creating a homemade, cost-effective printing medium and background, or transfer slip. See how I create pots using the volumetric image transfer techniques that I have developed for wheel-throwing as well as ways to transfer onto hand-built forms and tile. We will also have discussions about the proper equipment and development of imagery that best fits your aesthetic and skill level.
Limit 20 Students | $85 class fee
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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.