Hayne Bayless - Happiness is a Warm Extruder

The Potters’ Studio presents a:
with Hayne Bayless

July 27 – 28, 2019     10am–4:30pm

Happiness is a Warm Extruder

In this two-day, hands-on workshop we'll explore extrusion and slab techniques as they relate to making functional stoneware. Our approach will be to let the processes show in the work; if we stay out of clay’s way, it will reveal its true nature and our results will be fresh and lively. We will work with unconventional forming methods and unusual approaches to surface decoration – myths will be busted and secrets revealed. Topics include: combining extrusions and slabs; making hand tools and brushes; latex resist decoration; cutting and printing with stencils made from Tyvek; colored slip inlay and stretched slabs; the basics of making custom extruder dies. This workshop is designed for both throwers and hand-builders with at least some experience working with clay. 

Hayne Bayless makes hand-built stoneware pottery in Ivoryton, CT. Other than lessons from a potter in Tokyo and a handful of classes and workshops, he has managed to avoid any formal instruction in ceramics. He abandoned wheel-throwing early on, preferring the freedom of hand-building afforded by slabwork and extrusions. His interest in clay began in high school and he worked independently learning from Bernard Leach’s A Potter’s Book. After a college career that spanned 4 schools and 7 attempted majors over 12 years, Hayne emerged with a degree in journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in New Haven for 10 years. In 1992 he quit the newspaper and returned to working in clay. Hayne has been awarded the top prizes at two of the country's most prestigious craft shows: the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C. and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. He teaches workshops all over the US and abroad.

Visit his website here.


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For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com
The Potters’ Studio      1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286

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Debra Fritts & Michelle Gregor - Sculpting the Human Figure in Clay

The Potters’ Studio presents a:
with Debra Fritts & Michelle Gregor

August 17–20, 2019     10am–4:30pm

Sculpting the Human Figure in Clay

This four-day, hands-on workshop will include live process demonstrations, improvisational exercises and hand-building and decorating techniques for sculpting the human figure in clay. We will explore various methods to sculpt the figure in an expressive way, working from memory and the imagination. A painterly approach to surface development incorporating texture, underglazes, dry clays, engobes and mark making will be addressed. All skill levels are welcome.

Debra Fritts is a studio artist working in Abiquiu, New Mexico. She has national recognition for her work in ceramic sculpture through invitational exhibitions, museum exhibitions and collections, gallery representation, private collections and publications. Her sculptures are hand-built and multiple fired with a painterly glazed surface. The sculptures are a continuous story of awareness and the celebration of daily living. 

Michelle Gregor sculpts the abstracted human figure in clay. Gregor’s forms apply the free, intuitive impulses of Abstract Expressionism to figurative representation. Her pieces range in dimension from a few inches tall to architectural-scale bronzes, but are unified in their sense of calm, mass and balance, simultaneously suggesting motion and repose. Perhaps best known as a colorist, her painterly, multi-layered and multi-fired approach to surface endows her sculptures with a sense of depth and the passage of time. Gregor has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University. She is a tenured Professor of Art at San Jose City College.

Visit their websites here: Debra Fritts & Michelle Gregor

WORKSHOP PRICE: $525 for PS Members and PS Students; $575 for others

For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com
The Potters’ Studio      1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286

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