FRIDAY 4:00-6:00PM PT / 7:00-9:00PM ET
NOVEMBER 6, 2020
Instructor: Soojin Choi
Soojin Choi expresses the ambiguity of human emotion by incorporating multi-dimensional surfaces and textures with clay. In the workshop “Figure: Form and Color”, she will show how she constructs her figure forms by layering flat and spatial surfaces, and how she uses color and brush strokes to depict the complexity of human emotion. Students will learn creative ways to combine slab and coil building.
The surface portion of the presentation will portray how she mixes and layers the multiple colors in building imagery on clay surface with Amaco Velvet underglaze.
Soojin will demonstrate outlined techniques for approximately 1.75 hours, after which there will be some time reserved for more in-depth, live Q&A. All workshops will be hosted by the Sonoma Ceramics staff; participants will be encouraged to ask questions using the chat forum in Zoom, and the host will communicate these questions to Soojin during pauses in her demo.
All students will receive the Zoom recording of the workshop to watch at their convenience for two weeks after the workshop. Many participants choose to observe the virtual workshop and work later, but you may also work alongside Soojin during the demo.
Tool List available HERE.
Participants must pre-register for the workshop to get the Zoom link & tool list. Once you register, the links will be in your confirmation email.
Soojin Choi was born and raised in South Korea, and she has worked as an artist in the United States since 2010. Soojin earned her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015 with a double major in Craft/ Material Studies and Painting/ Printmaking. She continued her studies at Alfred University to pursue a MFA degree in ceramics in 2018. After graduate school, she accepted a residency at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN with funding by Anonymous Artist Studio Fellowship. Currently, she is a long-term resident artist at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. Her work transforms objects, figures and spaces into visual language by repeatedly layering flat and spatial surfaces.