After the Flood: Animal Ranch
August 14-19, 2016 – 5 day workshop
Register before July 14, 2016.
Join Joe in New Mexico for a 5-day hands-on workshop. Enjoy total immersion in the beautiful landscape of Ghost Ranch while learning and making clay forms.
Joe will demonstrate and guide the creation of zoomorphic sculptures and functional works with extraordinary animal personality and expression. Capturing human expression with the animal will be practiced and applied. Using techniques of slabs, coils, and the wheel, participants will investigate the animal figure as pot and the pot as animal figure, including essential elements like handles and spouts. Adapting repoussé, a metal working technique, to shaping clay, Joe will demonstrate manipulating basic forms from the inside to articulate the specific animal character and its gesture. Firing will be discussed as an element of the ceramic palette, in addition to applied surfaces.
Joe Bova is a renowned ceramic artist who has taught at universities in Louisiana, Ohio, and held numerous teaching fellowships and residencies around the country and abroad. A Fulbright alumnus, a Member of the International Academy of Ceramics and a past president of NCECA, he is a leader in the national Ceramic Art community. His commitment to excellence and education is only exceeded by the fun participants have in taking a workshop with Joe.See more about Joe and pictures of his work.
Register here before July 14, 2016. Some classes of accommodation have limited availability, so register early for best choices.
Here is a PDF announcement of this workshop to print and take.
The price of the workshop registration is $575. There is a $25 discount for NMPCA members.
Accommodation alternatives at Ghost Ranch vary from camping, rooms with shared bath, semi-private and private bath rooms. The per night costs for accommodations range from $85 to $143 for double occupancy, including meals.
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