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Visiting Artist Vince Montague; Freedom and Clay

April 6, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Vince Montague
Location: Secret Garden
(Weather Permitting, RM 209 if weather persists)
Donations are encouraged, admission is free

Class Description

Join Vince Montague during the launch tour of his new book, CRACKED POT, a stunning exploration of processing grief through clay as material.

Book reading with Vince & artist discussion with ceramicist Kala Stein at Reader’s Books
130 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Vince will talk through his entrance into clay and his current studio practice, and demonstrate his technique working with solid forms. Vince will share his approach to incorporating spontaneity with clay, to be aware of rules and technique, but to also connect with the deeper elements that reside in clay. 

Art is a type of freedom, and clay offers us a vehicle to explore that freedom. In this two-hour demonstration, I will share my artistic methods and studio practices by listening closely to the wisdom of the material to create functional and sculptural objects. No experience with clay is necessary. 

“So, when craftsmen talk about freedom, what do we mean? Is there not quite another freedom, one that is rarely talked about, but that is the deeper freedom that we are looking for, and that we would strive to attain?”

-Marguerite Wildenhain, The Invisible Core


About the Instructor

Vince Montague


Vince Montague is a writer, walker, and ceramicist. His new book, Cracked Pot, explores the journey of transforming grief into art, and the process by which clay can carry that journey forward. His practice has led him to become closely engaged with our ceramics community, building the Julia Terr Foundation to help fund the creation of soda kilns across the nation, including our very own soda kiln here at the center.

Class Policies

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

Financial Aid

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