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No Rules Earthenware with George Metropoulos McCauley

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STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise

100 Russell Drive

Star, NC 27356

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George Metropoulos McCauley makes it clear that anything is possible with clay as he demonstrates throwing and sculpture techniques, along with surface applications. While he works, George enjoys input, questions and may even ask participants to make some of the parts for his sculpture.

On the first day, George will make parts to be put together the next day. After the instructional demonstration, participants can enjoy a slide show that begins with a short performance art gig about "George's House of Clay Products," followed by an evening meal with George.

George will assemble parts on the second day of the workshop. If time allows, he will throw in a hands-on section about his "Red Neck Majolica Process."

"I believe a major part about my workshops is the sense of freedom that the participants are left with and the knowledge that everything is possible, there are no rules and tenacity is as important as talent. My workshops are informative, clear and humorous and cover educational and aesthetic considerations as well. I have done over 180 workshops in the past 50 years and it is a major part of my work life and process." - George McCauley

*This is a 2-day workshop with the wonderful George McCauley. No experience necessary.

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Saturday, April 28: Morning introductions and demos throughout the day followed by an evening art performance and slide lecture.

Sunday, April 29: Finish demonstration pieces from the day prior with creative collaborations in the afternoon, followed by sad goodbyes.

About the Instructor

George Metropoulos McCauley is known for his pottery and narrative sculpture. He has been influenced by his interest in Asia, ritual, mysticism, folk art and his Greek heritage. Typically, his pots are decorated with colorful non-literal floral designs applied with his fingers and hands, as well as brushes, mixed on the clay surface in a painterly approach.

George does high temperature wood firing, but is in the forefront in the low fire wood firing movement. He is equally known for his "Wood Fire/Red Neck Majolica Process" and "George’s House of Clay Wednesday Night Videos Series" on Instagram and You Tube.

Along with his functional ware, George makes narrative sculpture combining clay with wood, metal, found and handmade spurious archival objects. In addition to his work in clay, he has made several films related to ceramics, helping to craft the stories, makers and development of the field. He has also developed exchange programs which bring Asian and American potters together in order to travel, work and exhibit.

Among the media exposure about George and his work is “ Bridging the Pacific” a 2012 film by Nagamura Hisaaki, Director’s Work Films in Association with ASO TV in Kumamoto, Japan. The film details his work and exhibitions in Japan.

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