Lamp Workshop with Rachel Ann Heibel
Over this two-day weekend workshop, students will explore the element of light
- From 225 US dollarsFrom $225
- 9th Street
August 12th and 13th Description: Over this two-day weekend workshop, students will explore the element of light in the form of ceramic lamps. We will look at ways to utilize form, color, texture, and shadow to produce a lamp. Rachel plans to open the first class with a presentation of examples of ceramic lamps made by artists that have approached light in a novel way, and some that she has made. Rachel will also demo coil and slab building methods that would be used to make a table lamp- both wheel throwers and hand builders are welcome for this workshop, but the majority of my work is hand built and that’s what will be demos. At the end of the first day, Rachel will meet with everyone to have individual consultations amidst work time to help everyone create a plan to fabricate a functional ceramic lamp. The second day will begin with another demo, then plenty of work time to get the pieces finished. Students are encouraged to have some experience working with clay, but most importantly students should be excited to use design thinking and individual material exploration to develop a lamp to take home with them. Glazing will take place on students’ own time after the pieces are bisque. Basic prior glaze knowledge is encouraged, but I will demo glaze application methods for slightly larger pieces. There will be a later date in early September that the class will meet up to wire the pieces, the class fee will include a bag of clay and the materials needed to wire a standard lamp. *Come up with some rough ideas, Glazing will need to be done outside of the class. August 12th and 13th Day 1: 11-4 pm (30min lunch break) 11-1 pm-Presentation and coil building demo 1-1:30 pm-Lunch 1:40-3 pm-Individual chat 3-4 pm-Work Time Day 2: 12-4 pm (no lunch break) Work time and make sure pieces are finished. Touch on glazing and spray booth demo
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Clayroom SoMa, 9th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA