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Historical Forms, Contemporary Myths Workshop with Gabriel Kline & Anja Bar...
Mon, May 29, 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Historical Forms, Contemporary Myths 5-Day Workshop with Gabriel Kline & Anja Bartles. May 29- June 2. Monday- Friday 9:30am- 4:30pm. As humans, we all develop personal mythologies. These help us relate to the world around us and to each other. We fill our story with characters that enchant or revile us, inspire us to seek higher meaning, and serve as reflections of our own experience. We find meaning in their anecdotal wanderings, their struggles, and their triumphs. Their stories become parables in our own lives, offering us laws to abide by, bend, or even break. In this way, we are able to uncover more of our own truth. As ceramists, we are also inspired by and connected to the potters who came before us. In this workshop we will examine the construction methods of several masterpieces of classical pottery from the Greek, Chinese, and Peruvian traditions and analyze the way these pieces reflect the culture that created them. We will then focus on decorating them with images representing modern or contemporary myths, both personal and communal. Techniques taught in this workshop will include team throwing, assembling large pots in sections, stamping and stenciling, sgraffito and mishima, and digital projector image transfer. Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Tuition: $610 + $75 Lab Fee.