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martin,ostrom & pharis workshops

updated sun 6 sep 98


Frank Martin on sat 5 sep 98

Raku Workshop
For students with handbuilding or wheel experience. The course focuses
on the techniques and forms that relate to the heavily reduced glaze
effects produced by
raku firing. The actual raku firing is held at the C.W. Post Campus in
Roslyn, New York. Transportation not included. Glaze, gloves and tongs
are provided.
Number of bisque pots is limited per person. Enrollment is limited to
4 sessions: $200
Frank Martin/Polly Ann Martin
At the Y: Fri. 10 am-1 pm, Oct. 23 & 30, Nov. 6
At C.W. Post: Fri. (all day), Nov. 20

Visiting Artists
Handbuilt Functional Pots new
Mark Pharis
Discover the relationships between throwing and the formal structures of
pottery as they relate to the limitations implied in utility and
handbuilding. Demonstrations,
slide presentations, group discussions and hands-on activities round out
the workshop.
2 sessions: $150
Thu-Fri, Dec. 3 & 4, 10 am- 4 pm
Mark Pharis, a studio potter in southern Minnesota for 16 years, has
taught at the University of Minnesota since 1985 and maintains a studio
in Roberts, Wisconsin.

Historical Context...
Contemporary Practice new
Walter Ostrom
Using theory and practice, investigate the role that ornament/decoration
and process/technology continue to play in ceramics. Focus on majolica,
slips and
polychrome glazes fired at earthenware temperatures.
5 sessions: $300
Mon-Fri, 10 am-4 pm, Jan. 25-29
Walter Ostrom, head of the ceramics department, Nova Scotia College of
Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia and honorary professor, Jingdezhen
Ceramics Institute, the People's Republic
of China. Works included in the permanent collections of the Victoria
and Albert Museum, London, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Museum of
Civilization, Ottawa.

Get a Free Taste of the 92nd Street Y

5th Annual 92nd Street Y Festival
September 27, 1998 12 am 5 pm
Lexington Avenue between 80th and 93rd Streets
Where there is something for everyone

Something for the culturally savvy
Name entertainers from the worlds of music, dance and theater on the
mainstage in front of the Y.

Something for the artistic
Ongoing demonstrations by ceramists, jewelers, metalsmiths and fine

Something for the rhythmic
Learn or watch Afro-Caribbean, International Folk, Ballroom, Swing or
Salsa dancign right on Lexington Avenue.

Something for the lucky
The 2nd Annual $92,000 Basketball Shoot-Out.

Something for the kids
Gymnastics exhibitions, sing-alongs, fitness classes, art projects,
storytelling, special activities for the very young

Something for the fit
Watch demonstrations of low-impact and step aerobics, Skeletal FitnessT
, boxercise, Tai Chi and self-defense. Check
your blood pressure, have your body fat composition analyzed and learn
more about disease prevention.

Something for everyone
Visit the hundreds of vendor booths offering food and merchandise.
Call for a brochure with complete descriptions of our art courses and
faculty biographies, or to visit our facility
prior to registering, please call (212) 415-5562.

Give us a call Frank & Polly Ann Martin
92nd St YM-YWHA, Ceramics Directors, New York , NY
(212) 415-5565

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