— Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 2-4
"Making Lively Pots: Altering the Form and Surface of Freshly Thrown Pots", Gay Smith (Artist-in-Residence), 10 am-4 pm. Medium: clay Level: intermediate to advanced Participants will work with methods of squaring, ovaling, fluting, and faceting, lidded forms too. Students will also learn how to trim an oval. Finishing touches and attachments, like handles and feet, enhancing and completing the pots will be a special feature of the class. Raw glazing, single firing, firing a soda kiln, and aesthetics will be discussed. Tuition: $325 members/$350 non-members.
— Tuesday-Saturday, August 2-6
"Palette, Purpose, Process and Paint", Susan Demchak (Artist-in-Residence), 10 am-4 pm. Medium: watercolor Level: intermediate to advanced Better painting through better planning. Exercises lead to a deeper awareness of the subject making for a clearer finished product. The pace will be active and engaging while giving time for trial and error and self discovery. A lot of group interaction and sense of community. Process, color, content, and technique will all be covered. Tuition: $450 members/$475 non-members.
— Tuesday-Saturday, August 9-13
"Glazing Workshop", John Britt (Artist-in-Residence), 10 am- 4 pm. Medium: clay Level: intermediate to advanced This workshop is focused on glazes and color development. Potters who are frustrated with not knowing what makes glazes work or fail, or who want to develop or adjust their own glazes will benefit from this intensive workshop. Students will work with low, mid-range and high-fire glazes creating line and color blends to explore color possibilities over a broad range of bases. Discussions will center around what makes glazes work including, oxides, kilns, firing, cones, Seger UMF, recipe method, etc., mix and test glaze recipes on test tiles to understand the array of options. Tuition: $325 members/$350 non-members/$40 material fee.
For information about any of these workshops, call (828)526-4949 or visit www.thebascom.org.