For centuries, teapots have been made out of clay in different forms and shapes, but served the sole purpose of tea making. In the 20th century the teapot was transformed into a decorative, sculptural, collectible item. During this workshop we are going to focus on artful, sculptural teapots and their meaning. Come ready to fine tune your craft and get inspired!
In this exciting workshop students will create a decorative teapot using hand-building techniques: soft-slab and coil building. They will learn how to design and make templates in order to build any kind of shape.
During the workshop students will explore the conceptual and technical aspects of the teapot-making process. Various elements will be considered and explored - the body, lid, handle and spout – all have to fit together into a unified whole.
This hands-on clay workshop is for the intermediate or advanced skill level.
Bring your favorite hand building tools. We have tools to borrow if you don’t have your own.
We’ll supply all of the art materials. We can even fire your work if you arrange to pick it up later.
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your lunch.
$55 for teachers, $75 for non-teachers
Materials are included; bring our own clay tools, but we have tools you can borrow if you need.
All sales are final.
Continuing Education Units Available. Contact Liz Lauter for information
Event Location: Redwood High School, room 514
395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, Ca. in Marin County
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About the Artist
In her work, Julia Feld combines an abstract curvilinear sculptural ceramic form with surreal, realistically rendered narrative painting. She creates an illusion of dramatically changing transformation between realities. In her work, the three-dimensional world formed by painting coexists with the three-dimensionality of the object. She creates an impression of interchangeability between flat image and three-dimensional form.
Julia’s sculptures are vessels that harbor the internal world of a person. Her work is a quest for a three-dimensional space that can hold the imaginary world, world of a broken and twisted perspective. A world remembered or conjured from the past, a world that seamlessly transitions from one dimensionality to another--a world of a dream.
Julia Feld received her BFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University, California and MFA in Visual Arts-Ceramic Sculpture from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently she teaches at De Anza College, Cupertino and Gavilan College, Gilroy. For the past nine years she has been an active member of the ceramic art community.
She has developed a highly personal style that incorporates narrative painting and ceramic sculpture in one work of art. She paints on clay with underglazes and creates an illusion of interchangeable reality. In her work she explores psychological and emotional issues of a deep personal nature. Her work has been shown internationally and nationally at different shows and galleries and juried into numerous ceramic competitions where she has received prizes and awards.
Learn more at her website: www.juliafeld.com
Contact Liz Lauter
THE WORLD OF SCULPTURAL TEA POTS
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Redwood High School
Rm 514, the Ceramics Room
Continuing Education Credits available!
Marin County Office of Education
Integrated Learning Specialist Program