8/17-8/18 - gwendolyn yoppolo: Making/Meaning

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8/17-8/18 - gwendolyn yoppolo: Making/Meaning

250.00

GWENDOLYN YOPPOLO
Making/Meaning: Building Thoughts into Form

Saturday - Sunday, August 17 - 18, 9am - 4pm

Domestic ceramic objects are landmarks of the physical, emotional, and relational topographies we use to navigate our lived stories around food, self, and each other. As thoughtful makers, we consider the larger purposes served by our work, and we choose studio processes and aesthetic qualities that manifest our intentional shaping of gestures and lives. We are not just making bowls to hold soup – we are building receptive spaces into experience, to find moments of compassion and generosity in a handheld vessel.

During this workshop, we will use dialogue and writing exercises to clarify the thoughts, inspirations, emotions, and knowledge that we integrate into our artwork. Through two- and three-dimensional sketching, we will align this conceptual content with the materials, processes, and forms that we choose to manifest. Demonstrations will include forming methods such as pinching, coiling, throwing and altering, solid prototype building, press molding, and erosive shaping. At the end of the weekend, we will emerge with a new sense of purpose as makers of meaningful things within contemporary culture.

Saturday, August 17:

9:00 am Introductions and Image Presentation

10:00 am Pinching, Pulling, and Building from Bits Demonstration

11:00 am Pinching, Pulling, and Building from Bits Exercise

12:30 Lunch

1:30pm Throwing and Altering Demo

2:30pm Throwing and Altering Exercise

Sunday, August 18

9:00 am Sculptural approaches to functional objects: working solid, erosive shaping

10:30 am Sculptual approaches to functional objects Exercise

12:30 Lunch

1:30 pm Lecture on glaze chemistry and Finding One’s Palette

3:00 pm Finishing up projects

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For more information on gwen, visit www.gwendolynyoppolo.com

The workshop will be limited to 12 participants, on a first come, first served basis with a preference given to our members.

Member: $200.00 ($250.00 after August 1)
Non-Member: $250.00 ($300.00 after August 1)

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