Robert Brady Workshop
Robert Brady Workshop
Approaches to Hand-building Large-Scale Vessels, Abstract and Figurative Sculpture
The Potters’ Studio presents a TWO-DAY WORKSHOP with Robert Brady
Sat. & Sun., February 24 – 25, 2018
10am – 4:30pm
Hands-on workshop topics will include:
- Combining coil, strip and pinch construction
- Creating complex forms that have multiple points of contact with the tabletop or floor
- Creating a relationship between the object and base
- Resolving common problems when building large
- Avoiding easy solutions – exploring more complex ways for an object to reside in space
- Structural concerns – building a strong form, dealing with attachments, building in sections
- Additions to the clay body for surface effect
- Using paper and cardboard templates to control size and proportions
- Finding surface resolution
- Applying glazes, slips, engobes and colorants to the surface
- Mounting and hanging solutions
- A discussion about overall presentation
PRICE FOR THIS WORKSHOP:
$250 | $225 for current Members/Students of T.P.S.
Current students and members of The Potters' Studio may enter discount code "8thstreet" upon checkout for $25 off.
Please only use the discount if you qualify, as we will be checking.
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Robert Brady is a San Francisco Bay Area sculptor who works in ceramics and wood. Brady’s early career began as a potter; today, his versatility and skill with materials has led him to work effortlessly between clay, wood, bronze, and works on paper. He is best known for his abstract figurative sculptures. Brady came out of the California Clay movement and the Bay Area Arts scene of the 1950’s and 60's, which includes artists such as Peter Voulkos, Viola Frey, Stephen de Staebler, and Robert Arneson, who was his mentor and teacher in college. Brady attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland before entering the University of California, Davis, where he received his MFA in 1975. He has lectured and taught workshops nationally and internationally and was a Professor of Art at California State University, Sacramento for 33 years. In addition to being exhibited widely across the country, his works can be found in public collections at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento; di Rosa Preserve, Napa; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Oakland Museum of Art; and San Francisco Museum of Art to name a few.