Members (or potential members) are invited to join this two-session workshop on the 8th and 15th of January 2023. The event is a team-building experience and an opportunity to push around some clay, (no prior experience required). Do your own thing,. Share the experience with a team of fellow sculptors ready to start the new year off in a little different direction. We will gather in the main OSA classroom from 2-5 on January 8th for a 3hr. sculpture class where you will produce a mask that you will revisit one week later on January 15th for the Raku firing at my studio in Vancouver.
If you come with an idea of what you want to do, you should be aware that their will be size restrictions (17”x15″) and shape considerations specific to working with clay. If you have an animal (other than human) you want to explore do a Google search to familiarize yourself with the sculptural features you may want to reference but avoid being over prepared as the experience can be frustrating unless you come with ideas that are adaptable.
We will find room for up to 20 participants and we are asking that you not commit unless you have every intention of participating in both events. I and a team of volunteers will be donating our time in order be sure that no one is excluded but you will be asked to donate $20.-$30. To cover the cost of clay, glaze and gas.
• January 8th 2023 sculpture workshop- 2-5pm. OSA 2185 SW Park Pl. Portland
• January 5th glazing and Raku firing- noon till we are done. 610 E. 19th St. Vancouver Wa
A week of prep is needed for the sculptures to dry and to be pre-fired. The Raku firing itself will be an all afternoon affair with a team of experts assisting.
Your day of glazing and firing could be as little as 1 ½ hrs. but more typically a few hours to glaze the pieces and see them through the firing and cooling process. Your place in the firing queue is: first glazed, first fired. Friends and or family are invited to observe.