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Materials and Processes: Woodfire


  • Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency 3435 Rupprecht Way Saugatuck, MI 49453 USA (map)

CER 616 001, 2 weeks, 3 credit hours, Lab Fee $150

This multi-level ceramics course will incorporate wheel thrown and hand built vessels and objects to be fired in both a high temperature stoneware gas kiln and in Ox-Bow’s single chambered catenary style wood kiln that was built in 2005. The first part of the course will be making individual work and firing the gas kiln with the second part being a collaborative effort in loading, firing, and unloading the work in the wood kiln. Discussions, critiques, and slide lectures will be included.

 

Without Mincing Words / Sin pelos en la lengua, porcelain sculptures and terra cotta slip on walls, 9” x 6” x 7”, 2016

Without Mincing Words / Sin pelos en la lengua, porcelain sculptures and terra cotta slip on walls, 9” x 6” x 7”, 2016

Faculty

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the Midwest art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. He has presented his work at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, and Casa de la Cultura in Jalisco, México amongst others. Recently, Jiménez-Flores was awarded a two year-long artist residency at the Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University and a nine months art residency with the city of Boston. He is also Resident Teaching Artist at Urbano Project and instructor at both Wheelock College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Harvard Ceramics Program, Office of the Arts at Harvard University. Jiménez-Flores received his MFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Drawing and his BAS from Robert Morris University in Chicago.

Dinner Plate With Leaves, red stoneware, 1.5” x 9” x 9”, 2015

Dinner Plate With Leaves, red stoneware, 1.5” x 9” x 9”, 2015

Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a BFA in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. He worked as a journeyman production potter for five years after finishing school and has served as a technical assistant in ceramics at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts numerous times. He has taught multiple workshops on functional pottery around the region. Nathan is currently a full time studio potter living in Philadelphia.

Earlier Event: July 9
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Later Event: July 16
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