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Form Structure Surface

Del Harrow & Sanam Emami
CER 639 001
3 credit hours, 2 weeks
Lab Fee $150

In this course students will fabricate visual languages and material structures to embody building and form. A range of introductory techniques and technologies will be presented, applicable to both ceramic sculpture and functional pottery. Core techniques of wheel throwing, hand building, and basic mold making will be introduced, along with rudimentary computer modeling and parametric design. Emphasis will be placed on thinking through volume, geometry, proportion, composition, and context. Daily exercises will include technical demonstrations, sketching, form development, and surface design.


- Del Harrow -

  Del Harrow ,  Fake Olmec , 2017, ceramic (stoneware)

Del Harrow, Fake Olmec, 2017, ceramic (stoneware)

Del Harrow lives and works in Fort Collins, CO with his wife, potter Sanam Emami and their son, William. He is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University where he teaches Sculpture, Digital Fabrication, and Ceramics. His art practice spans the genres of sculpture and design and integrates traditional manual and skill-based forming processes with digital fabrication technology. Harrow has been invited to lecture widely on his own work and on the intersection of digital fabrication and craft in contemporary art and education. Recent lectures include Syracuse University/The Everson Museum of Art, The Auerbach Endowed Lecture Series at Hartford Art School, and the Current Perspectives Lecture Series at Kansas City Art Institute. His work has been exhibited recently at The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Denver Art Museum, The Arizona State University Art Museum, Vox Populi Gallery, The Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, and Harvey Meadows Gallery in Aspen, CO.

- Sanam Emami -

  Sanam Emami ,  Jar , 2017, ceramic (stoneware)

Sanam Emami, Jar, 2017, ceramic (stoneware)

Sanam Emami is a ceramic artist and an Associate Professor of Pottery at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. She received a BA in History from James Madison University in Virginia, and an MFA in Ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics at Alfred University, resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, and has lectured at the Office for the Arts at Harvard University; the Kansas City Art Institute; Arizona State University Art Museum-Ceramic Research Center, and NCECA in Louisville, Kentucky. She received a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Craft and her work has been in exhibitions at numerous galleries across the country including The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; Greenwich House Pottery, New York City; The Art-Stream Nomadic Gallery; Northern Clay Center, Minnesota.

Later Event: June 3
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