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Materials and Processes: Woodfire


Benjamin Lambert & Nathan Willever
CER 616 001
3 credit hours, 2 weeks
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.


FACULTY

- Benjamin Lambert -

  Benjamin Lambert   False Sense of Security,  2016 earthenware, engobe, slip, underglaze, glaze

Benjamin Lambert
False Sense of Security, 2016
earthenware, engobe, slip, underglaze, glaze

Benjamin is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design at Alma College in Alma, Michigan. He grew up in the small, rural town of Greene, Maine, spending time exploring the woods and rivers around his home. In 2008, he received a BFA with a concentration in ceramics from the University of Southern Maine. Between schooling, he maintained an active studio practice in Portland, Maine.  In 2010, he worked as a summer staff member at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Newcastle, Maine.  He completed an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA in 2015. Ben has assisted artists during workshops at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, and most recently at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft in Gatlinburg, TN. He was also a participant as a resident in the second annual Arrowmont Pentaculum. He exhibits his work nationally.

- Nathan Willever -

  Nathan Willever   Two Yunomi , locally dug stoneware, white slip, cone 6 reduction

Nathan Willever
Two Yunomi,
locally dug stoneware, white slip, cone 6 reduction

Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. He has taught numerous classes and workshops on functional pottery at institutions such as The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME. Nathan is currently a long term Resident and Zeldin Fellow at The Clay Studio.

Earlier Event: July 15
Painting Turned on its Head
Later Event: July 15
Beginning Glass - 2