Learn to create wheel thrown ceramic vessels and explore surface decorative techniques. You will gain skills and knowledge about tools, techniques, centering and throwing basic vessels such as bowls, cylinders and pulling handles. There will be ample studio time to perfect and expand new skills and learn about equipment needed in the ceramic studio. You will also discover various decorative surface techniques such as bas-relief carving, underglaze painting, relief embossing and scraffito methods to enhance your vessels. Due to the short nature of this workshop, no work can be fired. Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $335 (lunch is included) Studio/Materials Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
Janis Cutler Gear is a ceramic artist who combines the disciplines of painting, sculpture and drawing within her porcelain vessels. She received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Painting and an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art where she studied classical art and sculpture. In Carnegie Mellon Janis studied with ceramic artist Edward Eberle who encouraged her to use her painting skills with ceramics. Janis uses these skills in what she deems "Pictorial Porcelain" intertwining the connections of culture and nature woven within cross cultural textile patterns into allegorical narratives. She renders her relief work with underglazes creating 3 dimensional drawings within the surface and glazes with transparent washes of color. Janis enjoys showing her work in Fine Craft Shows and various galleries like Silvermine Galleries and American Craftsman Gallery. She has been a ceramic designer for Love, Adorned in Soho and currently Blue Tree Store In the Upper Westside in Manhattan.