If you or your local art school/University would like to host a workshop, feel free to contact me via the contact page. I offer both demonstration and hands-on workshops. Each incorporate both wheel-throwing and hand painting techniques in use in my own work.
Recent workshops include:
Sawtooth: School of Visual Art, College of Lake County, The Bascom: Center for Visual Arts, University of Alaska SE, Habersham Mills, and The Village Potters.
*Registration for Summer 2020 workshops will open at noon Eastern time on January 13 on a first-come, first-served basis.
CLAY SUMMER SESSION 5
JULY 19 – AUGUST 4, 2020
Kyle Carpenter & Michael Kline
The Seasoned Surface. Students in this workshop will explore a full palette of surface design techniques and how they relate to functional pottery form. We’ll stamp, paint, scratch, and scrape stoneware pots, bringing layer upon layer of visual interest to the surface. We’ll experiment with flashing slips, underglaze, and glaze that will be enhanced in cone 10 soda and salt firings. Fresh ideas and new skills will open a path forward for each student’s creative exploration. We’ll engage the class in conversation regarding their individual perspectives of studio potter life and practices. All levels.
Working Small with Big Results.
October 2 – 5, 2020
Students will focus on smaller works like cups, bowls, and other handheld pots to experiment with various decorating techniques. Working small will result in a quicker turnaround without the risk and time of spending hours on a larger piece. We’ll experiment with slip and commercial underglaze to add visual interest to the surface of these pots.