Workshop with Ellen Shankin
Free artist talk event: Friday, June 28, 7:30 pm
2-Day Workshop: June 29, 30, 2013
What: Workshop with Ellen Shankin, two-day demonstration workshop
June 28: 7:30PM
June 29 – 30: 10am to 4pm (doors open at 9:30am)
Where: sfclayworks, 2240 Palou Ave. San Francisco, CA
Cost: $165 including lunch both days*
This workshop will focus on thrown and altered pots. We will be working all day Saturday throwing forms. We will also be talking about the skills utilized in pulling handles and making lids fit. We will engage in conversations about why we make certain choices about form and how it profoundly impacts the piece itself. Sunday will see the assembling of the pieces thrown on Saturday with leather hard alterations using techniques involving scraping, paddling and poking.
She also try, in each demonstration, to expand awareness of the many choices made, moment to moment, often unconsciously, that deeply affect the resolution and expressive nature of simple pots. Balance, scale, contour, shape, feel, proportion, surface are all words that will come up as we look at and delve into the choices made when pots are being formed.
Through discussion, demonstration, and slide presentation Ellen hopes to spark new ideas and encourage a thoughtful exploration of form.
We look forward to seeing you at this 2-day Ellen Shankin workshop!
For more about Ellen please visit her website: http://www.ellenshankin.com
*To sign up for the workshop, please send your name, mailing address, email, phone number, and payment to:
*Please note that space is limited
Mailing address below:
RE: Ellen Shankin Workshop
2240 Palou Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
Tel: 415 647 CLAY (2529)