Welcome, once again to the Burnish Studio blog, where we will let you know about what has happened, is happening, and what is coming up around the bend.
This last week we unloaded a gorgeous cone 10 soda firing. We also launched the registration for the fall session, so if you are planning on signing up, do so by Tuesday, August 8th, at noon.
ALSO: the next Critique Club is August 29th.
Additionally, we have some pretty great workshops coming up, including a BIPOC cone 10 soda firing with visiting artist, Dwayne Sackey!
BIPOC Cone 10 Soda Firing
Burnish Clay Studio is excited to offer what we hope will be the 1st of many Annual Soda Firing for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) participants. This Cone 10 firing will be led by Will Jenkins Abraham, and featuring Dwayne Sackey as the Visiting Artist from Portland OR.
Sackey earned his BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2019. Merit-based scholarships supported him: the Gregori Jakovina & Larry McDonald Scholarship, the Ellice T. Johnston Scholarship, and the OCAC Community College Scholarship. In 2019 Sackey showed at the Multnomah County Justice Center & in 2021 he showed at the governor’s mansion. Sackey was a recipient of the 2021 studio potter grant for apprenticeship alongside his mentor Chris Baskin. Sackey published 3 articles in pottery making illustrated, one in 2021 & two in 2023. Sackey taught a workshop at clay by the bay in 2022 and demonstrated at NCECA in 2022.
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Meet the Face Behind the Blog
Meet Sara Young! Burnish’s own social media/blog master/instructor of children and adults alike. She sculpts, she pots, she writes, and in her spare time, she finds new and interesting ways to stick it to the man. She was educated on the mean streets of the village of Oak Park, and from there, found her way to Portland, where she earned three educational degrees, garnered many accolades for subverting the dominant paradigm, and slowly but surely found her way to Bellingham. She is an old soul in a middle aged woman’s body with an appetite for destruction and a deep need for community and harmony. She keeps her feet on the ground while she reaches for the stars. She is prone to hyperbole in her own humble way. She loves dogs and Dylan Mc Drooleyface in particular. She is ecstatic to be a part of the Burnish community of all-stars, where she teaches kids pottery and hand building, and adult wheel and sculpture class. If you want to get the full scope of Sara’s work go to spikeofalltrades.com
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