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BUILD BIG FAST with resident artist Reniel Del Rosario
October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am – October 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
SATURDAY & SUNDAY OCTOBER 22 & 23
10:00AM-4:00PM PT *includes a break for lunch*
Instructor: resident artist Reniel Del Rosario
Location: RM 209
Build Big Fast is a hand building sculpture workshop oriented around helping others learn to get comfortable with hand building large and quickly. This workshop will be instructed by Reniel Del Rosario, an artist whose work is largely rooted in making ceramic work quickly and is currently Sonoma Ceramic’s artist-in-residence.
The goal of this two-day workshop is to provide students insight and confidence into hand building, while developing and furthering their own skills and ideas; students will be encouraged to create a piece 1’ x 1’ x 1’ piece or larger. The first day of the workshop will be oriented around working quickly with clay fresh from the bag, highlighting tips and tricks to troubleshoot building large, and ways to think ahead of the piece while making it. The second day of the workshop will be oriented around working with the pieces from the prior day at a drier stage, as well as decorative finishes with underglazes, slips, and glazes.
Students will be working with the provided two bags of Pete 14 (medium grog, ∆10). Work made in the workshop will be once-fired in a ∆10 reduction firing. Experience in clay is not a requirement, but will help. Students are welcome to come in with their own project in mind; however, for folks who wish to work within a prompt or reference image, such can be provided.
Reniel Del Rosario
Current Artist in Residence, Instructor
Reniel Del Rosario (b. Iba, Philippines) is an artist that primarily uses ceramics, quantity, and satire to discuss themes of commodification and value—historical, cultural, and monetary. His projects range from interactive mimicries of consumer establishments, reimagining of artifacts, and imperfect copies of already-existing objects. He holds a BA in Art Practice from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a 2019 recipient of the Center for Craft’s Windgate-Lamar fellowship, an invited artist to the 2022 SFMOMA Artists Soapbox Derby, a 2022 SECA nominee, and has been featured in writings such as ARTFORUM and Bon Appetit Mag. His work has been exhibited internationally through traditional and alternative venues such as West Coast Craft, untitled Art Fair, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, other places Art Fair, Catharine Clark Gallery, Load Na Dito, Root Division, SFMOMA, Jane Lombard Gallery, and simply on the public sidewalk.