Wild Beast Pinch Pots with Eva Funderburgh
Sat 9/23 & Sun 9/24, 1:00-5:00 PM. Eva Funderburgh (she/her) is a Seattle-based artist known for her emotive animal forms and unique imaginary creatures. In this workshop, you will learn her techniques for building her sculptures and make your own monster. The two day workshop will cover using multiple pinch pots to build one creature, along with tips for capturing move and emotion within your form. Eva will also demonstrate how these techniques scale up, by demonstrating the making of giant, 15lb "punch pots"
Materials & Firings:
Half a bag of White Rose cone 10 clay, 1.5lbs of NZ10 porcelain clay, and a few tools are needed for this workshop so please check the box below to include the Materials cost in your registration. By keeping it separate like this, sales tax is only included in the Materials fee and not charged on the class fee - saving you $15 in taxes.
You may add half a cubic foot of space in the October cone 10 soda firing for your finished beasts - this is not required. Since this is sculptural, it is ok to fire cone 10 clay to cone 6 if you would rather glaze your project and put in a standard firing.
Surface Design with Stephen Robison
Participants who register prior to October 1 will be able to submit a line drawing that Stephen will 3D print into an embossing stamp for you. More instructions on that will be provided once you register. Drawings will need to be simple line drawings and the final version must have all lines be a minimum of standard sharpie marker width - thinner lines do not work well.
Experience level: This class is for people who are actively working with clay already, having taken at least 1 wheel or hand building class in the recent past. It is not appropriate for new people who are looking to try out playing with clay.
- Materials & Firings: Slabs made from our studio reclaim will be provided to you to practice on for day 1.
- Participants should bring 3-4 soft leather-hard forms using the clay of your choice and at least 1/4 of a bag of the same clay.
- If you are not a current student or member at Burnish, we will bisque fire your completed pieces for you as a part of the class. Access to glaze firing pieces made during this workshop would follow our standard firing process and rates for external participants.