bonnie staffel on sun 24 apr 05
June will be here before you know it. Sign up now before the class is
filled to attend the Brian Gartside Workshop at the Crooked Tree Art Center,
CROOKED TREE ART CENTRE, PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN
MIDDAY WED JUNE 15 - MIDDAY FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2005
Glaze Texture and Surface Decoration
Demonstrating paperclay and developing visual skills
For enrolments contact Gail Lambert
or phone Crooked Tree Arts Centre 231 347 4337
Brian Gartside will teach participants how to easily achieve color and
texture on any ceramic surface. He will explain a simple and economical
method for developing interesting surface treatments for any firing method.
This method is relaxed, loosely approximate and celebrates the "glaze flaws"
that many potters fret over. Brian's enthusiasm for this textural glaze
revolution is infectious and will inspire anyone looking for new ways to
invigorate the surface of their work.
Brian Gartside is a full-time professional potter from New Zealand. This is
a rare opportunity to catch him in this year's USA workshop tour. Brian has
been a practicing and teaching artist in art and ceramics for 35 years. The
technical and aesthetic content of the workshop will be enhanced with facts,
wisdom, ideas, and stories garnered from a lifetime in art and clay. Brian
has taught in Hungary, England, New Zealand, the US, Finland, Canada,
Ireland, and Australia. His work is found in prominent private and museum
collections worldwide, and appeared recently in Clay Times. He also writes
numerous technical articles for clay publications and maintains a wonderful
website full of information and heaps more images of his work.
Charter Member Potters Council