destination WORKSHOP: St. John, USVI
Jan
10
to Jan 19

destination WORKSHOP: St. John, USVI

Image by Kelly Landis

FOUND IN TRANSLATION: paradise

This workshop is designed to focus on finding inspiration—in an exciting and investigation-worthy environment—deconstructing it, and translating its elements into your ceramic work through materials, technique, form, and surface. Inspiration comes in many forms—it may be direct or indirect, known precisely or perhaps only felt.


We will explore paradise, gather inspiration and work toward making formal decisions (deciding which materials and ways of working best represent our ideas) and use elements of design to generate dynamic forms and surfaces. 


Wherever (and however) you find it, this workshop will give you the creative tools to pursue your inspirations thoroughly and confidently, no matter where you find yourself next.



some FAQs:

WHERE?

Workshop will be held at Pottery in Paradise (click for map) in Coral Bay, on the island of St. John, in the US Virgin Islands.


HOW MUCH?

Full 10 day workshop (January 10-19) is $975

3-day weekend option (January 10,11,12) is $350

Some clay included in workshop price; glazing and firing also included. If you choose to fire and keep work made during the workshop, keep shipping and airline fees in mind.


ROOM/BOARD?

Housing is separate. For more information on housing, please email Casey or Gail at potteryinparadise@gmail.com or call Gail at (732) 997-9049.


MORE INFO? REGISTRATION?

For more information about registration or other St. John related questions, email Casey or Gail at potteryinparadise@gmail.com


OTHER?

Please note that we will be using the clay bodies and glaze/firing options available to us through the pottery: high fire gas/reduction and low fire electric.


WHO’S Birdie Boone?

My ceramic practice finds me translating something like ‘elusive moments of remembered experiences’ through ceramic materials and processes. I love how materials inherently carry meaning, just waiting for the metaphor to arise. And if materials carry meaning, then why not the process by which we make things or the type of kiln we use to fire those things? Or the form (object) we choose to make? For me, it’s an instinctive way of working; I absorb my environment and experiences and what’s of concern about them is revealed, in terms of all these aspects, through my work. I don’t try to name it or tame it, and I am always excited to see how my work changes when my environment changes. That’s why I am so excited for this opportunity to teach in such a beautiful place. An abundance of inspiration!

I am @birdiebooneceramics on Instagram

You can also find @potteryinparadise on Instagram

foxglove bowls 2019

foxglove bowls 2019

green baskets 2017

green baskets 2017

pour over set in pink 2019

pour over set in pink 2019

Winter white, 2018

Winter white, 2018

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Jun
7
to Jun 9

in Pittsburgh

  • Standard Ceramic Supply Company (map)
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Pottery Sale and Demonstrations

Hosted by Standard Ceramics Supply Company

Friday June 7, 5pm Opening Night Reception

Saturday, June 8, 10am-6pm

Sunday, June 9, 11am-5pm


Participants

Joseph Delphia (PA)

Jenna Vandenbrink (PA)

Keith Hershberger (PA)

Reiko Yamamoto (PA)

Jen Allen (WV)

Bryan Hopkins (NY)

Doug Peltzman (NY)

Nicole Aquillano (MA)

Justin Rothshank (IN)

Will Swanson (MN)

Ani Kasten (MO)

Jenny Mendes (OH)

Meredith Host (MO)

Liz Pechacek (MN)

Lois Aronow (NY)

Birdie Boone (VA)

Melissa Weiss (NC)

Ryan J. Greenheck, Coordinator (PA)






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Apr
26
to Apr 28

in Philadelphia

2019 PHILADELPHIA POTTERS

URBAN STUDIO TOUR

Friday, April 26 /Artists Tour & Opening Night Event 6-8pm

Saturday, April 27 / 10am to 6pm

Sunday, April 28 / 11am to 5pm

*Event hours may change slightly


The Philadelphia Potters are

Naomi Cleary, Michael Connelly, Ryan Greenheck, Hiroe Hanazono, Daniel Ricardo Teran, Roberta Massuch, Neil Patterson & Sandi Pierantozzi.


THE TOUR IS COMPRISED OF 5 VENUES


Greenheck Studio.

Ryan Greenheck, Bryan Hopkins, Adero Willard, Sang Joon Park, Andrea Denniston

2019 N. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121


Bailey Street Arts Corridor.

Michael Connelly, Roberta Massuch, Rebecca Chappell, Gwendolyn Yoppolo

1525 N. Bailey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121


Stenton Guild Arts.

Naomi Cleary, Daniel Ricardo Teran, Brad Johnson, Bernadette Curran, Stefani Threet

4732 Stenton Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144


Hanazono Studio.

Hiroe Hanazono, Doug Peltzman, Birdie Boone

2216 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125.


Neighborhood Potters.

“Young Guns and Geezers”

Neil Patterson, Sandi Pierantozzi, Lisa Naples, Royce Yoder, Adam Ledford, Sasha Barrett, Jessica Hans, Nathan Willever

2034 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130







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Mar
8
to Mar 30

at TRAX in Berkeley

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MINIMALIST MAKERS

Birdie Boone, Tom Jaszczak,

Mark Goudy and Liza Riddle

Exhibition opens Friday, March 8, 2019.

Reception 5-7pm Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Trax Gallery | info@traxgallery.com | 510.540.8729 | 1812 5th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

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Mother's Day with KCUP in KCMO
May
12
to May 14

Mother's Day with KCUP in KCMO

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Kansas City Urban Potters

Spring Invitational

Mother's Day weekend 2017 | Kansas City MO

SALE HOURS

FRI May 12  5pm - 8pm

SAT May 13  10am - 5pm

SUN May 14  10am - 4pm

KC Urban Potters are Erica Iman, Alex Watson, Meredith Host, Jana Evans, Chandra DeBuse, Rain Harris and Paul Donnelly

Invited Artists are Diane Kenney, Louis Reilly, Birdie Boone, Tyler Lotz, Tara Dawley and Ben Carter

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Nov
13
to Nov 19

FALL WORKSHOP at ARROWMONT

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Contextures: Expressive Forms and Sexy Surfaces

This course focuses on content-driven construction and surface explorations as one approach to developing pots that beg to be used. Students with an interest in creating minimal, yet expressive, forms through hand-building processes will work with soft to leather-hard slab construction techniques and investigate surface possibilities through slip and glaze testing. Demonstrations and discussions include pattern development, making bisque ware drape and press molds, and problem solving toward creating/revealing meaning through ceramic materials and processes.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE @ ARROWMONT SCHOOL

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Sep
25
to Nov 18

FALL CONCENTRATION at PENLAND

Eight-week Intensive Course

 

Common Ground

Birdie Boone & Matt Repsher

This pot-centric workshop will focus on guiding students toward a personal aesthetic that reflects their own creative motivations. With an eye toward developing strong interactions between form and surface, demonstrations and discussions will include design and construction of minimal forms through wheelthrowing and handbuilding. We’ll also cover pattern development, making simple molds, using slips, carving, and glaze color and surface development. We’ll work primarily with mid-range dark stonewares and electric kiln firing. All levels.

Birdie: Studio artist; teaching: Emory & Henry College (VA), Worcester Center for Crafts (MA), Anderson Ranch (CO), Haystack (ME), Idyllwild Arts (CA); representation: Northern Clay Center (MN); shows: American Pottery Festival (MN), Art of the Pot (TX). 

Matt: Studio artist; teaching: Indiana University, University of New Mexico, Pocosin Arts (NC); shows: Smithsonian Craft Show (DC), American Pottery Festival (Minneapolis), Art of the Pot (TX).

 

click here to go to online catalog page (penland.org)

 

see more on IG (Instagram)

birdie: @btothebth

matt: @repsherceramics

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Jun
26
to Jul 2

SUMMER WORKSHOP at Idyllwild Arts

The Well-Rounded Pot: Handbuilt Forms and Color Investigations

Go beyond addressing utility, discover how to include subtle metaphoric or allegoric cues that are paramount to making ‘well-rounded’ pots that beg to be used. You will investigate the ways ceramic materials and processes can be used to initiate sensory experiences. Work with soft to leather-hard slab construction techniques and investigate surface possibilities via glaze color testing as a means to create minimal yet expressive forms using handbuilding processes. Concentrate on simplicity of form, the care of your touch, and formal (technical and aesthetic) decisions that serve your intentions. Demonstrations and discussions will include paper pattern development, making simple greenware and bisqueware drape and press molds with mica clay, glaze color development, and problem-solving toward creating and revealing meaning through ceramic materials and processes. You can expect to leave with new templates, clay drape and press molds, fired glaze tests, bisque-fired pots that inform your current work or lead to new directions, and a few glaze-fired pieces.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO @ IDYLLWILD ARTS

 

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Jun
17
to Jun 19

3 DAY WORKSHOP in Pacifica CA

  • Linda Fahey Studio/Yondershop (map)
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WORKSHOP FULL

if this changes we will be sure to make an announcement!

3 DAY INTENSIVE HANDS ON CLASS WITH BIRDIE BOONE

325.00

June 17, 18, 19 10 - 4pm

This class is geared toward someone with basic skills -- late beginner to advanced.  Please email us any questions.

During this 3 day workshop, Birdie will demonstrate her hand building methods, share what motivates her own formal and technical decisions, and lead discussions on how ceramic materials and processes can 'follow' meaning/metaphor. Participants will learn to make hand building aids/tools including bisqueware/greenware bullet molds, hump molds and simple 1 or 2 piece press molds. During hands-on portions of the workshop, do everything from designing forms and creating paper templates to designing prototypes (and making the molds) for press-molded objects such as spouts, handles, and feet. Birdie will also present an introduction to color development in glazes.

325.00 includes personal instruction, snacks and beverages. + $25.00 material fee due on the first day of the workshop.

visit yondershop for details

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Mar
15
to Mar 18

@ NCECA Kansas City 2016

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Representation by the NORTHERN CLAY CENTER at the NCECA GALLERY EXPO | KC CONVENTION CENTER

a selection of recent work available here


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NEVICA PROJECT Pop Up Gallery at 2011 Baltimore Ave, KC, MO 64108 (right across street from Leedy Voulkos Art Center/Sherry Leedy Gallery). 

cups available here


100 ARTISTS/1000 CUPS by THE CLAY STUDIO of PHILADELPHIA at the NCECA GALLERY EXPO | KC CONVENTION CENTER

10 cups available (one at a time)

threecups


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Jan
26
to Mar 6

8 FLUID OUNCES 2016 at LSU

CERAMIC CUP EXHIBITION

8 Fluid Ounces is one of the most popular and enthusiastically anticipated exhibitions at the LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery. Every other spring, over 100 completely unique cups arrive and hundreds of visitors come to the gallery to handle, peruse, and purchase treasures created by artists from across the U.S. (Curator) Ayumi Horie chose 17 artists to participate in the 7th exhibition. 
Participating artists include: Adam Greutzmacher, Beth Lo, Birdie Boone, Brett Freundly, Brian Jones, Darcy Chenoweth, Holly Walker, Kat and Roger, Klai Brown, Kyla Toomey, Lauren Gallaspy, Matt Kelleher, Matthew Levi Jorgenson, Mike Helke, Sanam Emami, Shoko Teruyama, Susan Dewsnap, and, of course, Ayumi Horie.
A reception will be held Thursday, February 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.


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