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2000 winter clay workshops in florida

updated wed 27 oct 99


The Armory Art Center on tue 26 oct 99

The Robet & Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center
1703 S. Lake Ave.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 832-1776

Hello Clayart.

The Armory is pleased to announce its winter ceramics workshop program
for 2000.


Gail Kendall will demonstrate the techniques she uses to coil
build soup tureens, teapots and other serving pieces. Slab and coil in
combination are used in the construction of platters, plates, cake
stands and related forms. In addition Gail wall intersperse
demonstrations with slide talks on pottery form, historical movements
and contemporary potters.
Gail Kendall is a Professor of Art at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has taught for 14 years. Her work is
included in numerous musuem, corporate and private collections and she
has received many awards including Grants from the National Endowment
for the Arts and the Nebaraska Arts Council.

Tuition: $160


Participants in this workshop will make pots that will withstand
the stress of fast firing and cooling. They will glaze and fire both
traditional and nontraditional slips and glaze surfaces, and have the
opportunity to revise fired surfaces using equipment such as the
sandblaster and the air eraser. Students will also have the opportunity
to fire both top hat and car type raku kilns. An adjustable height,
small raku car kiln will be built during the workshop.
Harvey Sadow has worked with clay for more than 30 years. His
work is included in numerous public and private collections including
the Everson Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the
White House Collection of Contemporary Craft. His work has been
exhibited world wide and he is best known for his innovative surface
treatments in raku, including multifiring, sandblasting, copper mattes
and layered eutectic slips. (Students are invited to bring additional
bisquit fired pieces to glaze and fire during the workshop.)
(intermediate and advanced students)

Tuition: $380


Tom Coleman will demonstrate the techniques which he uses in the
creation of his energetic and highly personal and decorative functional
ceramic work. Tom will deal with issues of form, surface and life as a
studio potter.
Tom Coleman is widely known for his work in clay and for his
exciting and energetic workshops. He has been the subject of numerous
exhibitions and publications and he has been the recipient of numerous
awards and honors. Tom taught at several universities before starting
the Coleman Clay Studio and Gallery in Henderson, Nevada, where he
works, teaches and hosts ceramics workshops.

Tuition: $160


This hands-on workshop will focus on shino-type glazes: their
possibilities and their mysteries. The week will begin with the making
of pots and consideration of ideas and form through demonstration,
lecture and hands on exercises. Students will share and mix numerous
shino glaze formulas and there will be discussion and demonstration on
application and firing. The week will end with a firing in the Armory's
large gas kiln. (Handbuilders are welcome, though Malcolm will focus
most of his clay demonstrations on the wheel. Students are requested to
bring additional bisquit fired pieces and test tiles for glazing and
firing). (intermediate and advanced students)

Malcolm Davis first touched clay at age 40. He has been a full
time potter for almost 20 years, since leaving the campus ministry. He
is widely known for his expertise in the area of shino-type glazes and
for his graceful, gestural, colorful functional porcelain pottery. He
has received numerous awards for his work including a purchase award in
this year's Ceramics Monthly International Competition at NCECA and four
Individual Artist Grants from the Washington, D.C. Commission on the
Arts and Hunanities during the past decade. His work is found in
collections such as the American Craft Musem and the Everson Museum of

Tuition: $380

Call, write or email for more information and a complete color brochure
with details about 16 workshops in ceramics, paintings, drawing,
sculpture, metalsmithing, media.

The Robet & Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center
1703 S. Lake Ave.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 832-1776