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workshop with bradley birkhimer; arlington, va

updated tue 24 may 11


Darlene Tsukamoto on mon 23 may 11

We still have openings for this workshop, please give us a call if you
have any questions or want to register.


Pouring and Lidded Forms Exposed

With Bradley Birkhimer


Saturday, June 11, 2011 & Sunday, June 12, 2011; 10:00am - 5:00 pm

Fee: $165.00


Join us for an informative hands-on workshop which will concentrate on
the fundamentals of wheel-thrown pouring vessels and lidded forms.
Emphasis will be on fusing form and function as Brad demonstrates round,
square and oval forms using basic hand building techniques with slump
molds and templates. Forms will find new shapes through alteration and
manipulation. Participants will study pitchers, teapots, casseroles,
storage jars and pagoda forms. Through demonstration, class discussion,
slides and individual instruction participants will learn to improve the
subtle, yet necessary aspects of their work. Intermediate to advanced
ceramic experience is required for this class.

Workshop fee will include 25 lbs of clay and a bisque fire for work
produced in the workshop. Brad will be doing a separate soda firing at
his studio in The Plains, Virginia and interested participants can
contact him for more information on dates and costs. =3D20


Bradley Birkhimer is a studio potter based out of The Plains, Virginia.
He graduated from West Virginia University with an MFA in Ceramics after
completing a semester of study at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute
International Ceramic Studio in Jiangxi Province, P.R. of China. He
has conducted many classes and workshops in the Mid Atlantic area for
various institutions like Hood College, Workhouse Arts Center,
Touchstone Center for crafts, etc... He has received numerous grants
and has participated in both invitational and juried shows. To see more
work by the artist please visit his website at

For more information please visit our website at:
or call 703-228-0558/0560.
Lee Arts Center
Arlington Cultural Affairs
5722 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
fax 703-228-0559
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