Semesters run in the Fall and Winter and last 14 weeks. Classes are scheduled for one evening per week for three hours (7:00-10:00). There are two separate class groups, each with up to 14 students. Students are allowed to work at the guild outside of class hours up to 21 hours per week. Lab hours will be set each semester and remain consistant throughout the semester.


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EXPERIMENTS AND EXPRESSION IN CLAY with Jamie Barker

Tuesdays, 7-10pm, 14 weeks
August through December
$400 includes materials, firing and open studio time

Students will explore various methods of forming to make both functional and expressive works. We will work through many building methods, such as coiling, pinching, slab building, wheel throwing, and experimental building methods. The surface concerns of communication, coloration, linear delineation and texture will be explored through parallel material analysis and application of slip, glaze and oxide. Slide lectures, readings, and hands-on study of actual works will augment the instructor's efforts to help student evaluate the motive and relevance of their own work. No prior ceramic experience is needed for this course. Open-mindedness, willingness to experiment with different techniques and materials are all that are necessary!


About the Artist

James Barker is an Ohio native, and received a BFA from Ohio University in 2012, and an MFA from Alfred University in 2016. He has exhibited throughout the United States, curated ceramic exhibitions, and taught at Alfred University and The Ohio State University. He currently resides in Ann Arbor, with his partner Kelsey, and their dog Abilene. His work primarily consists of installations, sculpture, and functional objects for the home. His material interests span the gamut, including but not limited to ceramic, fibers, found objects, digital print, wood, projection, light. His work is informed by notions of longing for place, western mythologies, and home-made utopias. To see more of Jamie's work visit
http://www.jamespbarker.com

 

CONNECTING YOUR ART AND HEART   with Daria Paik                 

Thursdays, 7-10pm, 14 weeks
August through December
$400 includes materials, firing and open studio time

This class will focus on both wheel throwing and hand building techniques. Students will be introduced to numerous construction options and how to personalize their work with creative surface decoration skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 


About the Artist

Daria grew up in Seoul, Korea where she received a Bachelor of Science. In 1988 she moved to the US where she gained her foundation in ceramics at the University of Alabama. When she works with clay, she starts with a blank state of mind, and her work comes from her heart. She feels that creativity cannot be learned; only techniques can be taught. When she touches clay, she forgets time, seeing the only prerequisite for art as a spark of creativity.
More of her work can be seen at dariawhitepottery.com.