OCT 26, 2019
Instructor: Ashwini Bhat
Coiling is one of the oldest ways of forming. Throughout history coil building methods have been used in various cultures to create a wide variety of vessels and sculptures. In this one day workshop, participants will learn coil building techniques that can be used to create a variety of shapes which could be made without the wheel and are perhaps too big to throw.
The workshop will also include a ½ hour presentation of various techniques and methodologies showing coil building to create large-life size sculptures.
$30 materials fee due at registration covers your first bag of clay, firing, and glazes. Additional clay may be purchased as necessary.
Ashwini Bhat has a M.A degree in literature and a background in classical Indian dance for seventeen years. She studied ceramics with Ray Meeker at Golden Bridge Pottery, Pondicherry, India. Her work has been featured internationally in many galleries and exhibitions including Lacoste/Keane Gallery, Cavin-Morris Gallery, Companion Gallery, In Tandem Gallery, Cohen Gallery at Brown University, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Japan), the American Jazz Museum, NCECA
(2019; 2018; 2016; 2015 and 2013), the Newport Art Museum (USA); India Art Fair, Indian Ceramic Triennale (India); Indian Museum at FLICAM (China); and Woodfire Tasmania (Australia).
Her work has been widely reviewed and featured in Lana Turner: a Journal of Poetry and Opinion (USA), Riot Material (USA), Ceramic Art and Perception (USA/Australia), Ceramic Ireland (Ireland), New Ceramics (Germany), Caliban (USA), Crafts Arts International (Australia), The Studio Potter (USA), and Logbook (Ireland).
She has her studio at the Barn 5400, Makerspace and lives in Petaluma, CA, USA.