FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10:00AM-4:00PM
NOV 9 – 11, 2018
Instructor: Rocky Lewycky
The heart of this workshop is in the exploration of alternative clays and finishes. Students will make and build baskets with porcelaineous paper clay (with burn-out inclusions) and micaceous clay, make Terra-Sigillata (both for greenware and bisquware) with and without color. The class will make line blends of these colored Terra-Sigillatas using mason stains and colored micas. Students will participate in a Cajon-injection pit and smoke firings to finish their work. There will be presentations and discussions surrounding techniques, possibilities and Rocky’s research.
Students should bring: 3 bone-dry smooth-surface clay pieces less than 10” in any direction. These should be made out of a sculptural clay body. They can also be made out of a porcelainous stoneware such as B-Mix if the pieces are evenly thin (1/8” or less in thickness) and 1 smooth-surface bisque pot less than 10” in any direction & their favorite clay tools.
Enroll today! Register 3 weeks early and get 10% off the listed price of your class.
$45 materials fee due at registration covers multiple clay bodies, terrs-sig supplies, pit firing.
To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1
Rocky Lewycky, born 1977 in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a contemporary artist living and working in Santa Cruz, California. His resume includes teaching positions at the University of South Carolina, Institute of American Indian Arts (I.A.I.A.), the Santa Fe Community College, Foothill College, Monterey Peninsula College, and De Anza College where he is currently head of ceramics. Rocky has been featured in museum shows, as well as gallery exhibits of contemporary sculpture, installation and performance throughout the country, with several distinctions including, most recently, the Rydell Fellowship.