Kevin Snipes Workshop


Kevin Snipes Workshop


The Drawn and Decorated Surface: Mishima, Sgraffito and Color

The Potters’ Studio presents a TWO-DAY WORKSHOP with Kevin Snipes

Sat. & Sun., April 21 - 22, 2018
10am – 4:30pm

This fast-paced, two-day hands-on workshop for both throwers and hand-builders will challenge you to consider the ceramic object as a canvas for storytelling. Kevin will discuss the development of his work and artistic inspirations and will demonstrate how he builds his porcelain thrown and altered and hand-built forms.

Snipes will demonstrate a variety of techniques that he uses to produce his wonderfully colorful, layered, intricate surfaces using the traditional techniques of mishima, sgrafitto, underglaze and slip decoration and discuss how he uses these techniques in nontraditional ways to explore pop culture, contemporary life, narrative and art. Formal design, composition and meaning will be addressed, historical and contemporary resources will be referenced for creative inspiration, and dialog about the social relevance of creating narrative ceramic vessels will be encouraged. A must-take workshop for anyone interested in surface development!


$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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Kevin Snipes was born in Philadelphia, but grew up mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.F.A. in ceramics and drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994. After leaving graduate school at the University of Florida in 2003 Kevin has led a seemingly nomadic artistic life, constantly making, no matter where he is. Kevin combines his love of constructing unconventional pottery with an obsessive need to draw on everything that he produces, creating a uniquely dynamic body of work. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

Kevin has participated in several artist residency programs, including the Clay Studio, in Philadelphia and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, in New Castle, Maine and received a Taunt Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana 2008. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including a recent solo exhibition at the Society of Arts and Craft, Boston; Akar, Iowa City and Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis. Kevin has exhibited as far away as Jingdezhen, China.