Upcoming workshops @ Pewabic

Adult Classes

2013 Visiting Artist Series

Form, Function and Fantasy | $125.00

Day 1: October 26th, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Day 2: October 27th, 12:00PM – 3:00PM 
Melissa Mytty2007 Graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and her work is featured in an upcoming issue of Ceramics Monthly

weekend intensive workshop will focus on the vessel as an object.  We
will be exploring form, function, and surface, focusing primarily on
coils, pinching, and slab building as construction methods.  Saturday we
will build several forms whether they are vases, bowls, cups etc; they
may be functional or non-functional.

we will add surfaces and embellishments and talk about each vessel’s
silhouette and how that plays into each objects attitude.  Does your
vessel need a bouquet of porcelain flowers nesting inside of it?  Would
your cup be better painted in plaid or polka dots?  Should the foot of
your pot have the appeal of a stiletto or the comfort of a running shoe?
 All of these elements will be discussed and every technique can be
tailored to each participants specific interests.

Plaster Prototyping for Perfect Forms | $ 125.00

Day 1: November 9th, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Day 2: November 10th, Noon – 3:00PM

Jamie Hickey, Pewabic Artist and Assistant Vessel Maker

focus of this workshop will be creating prototypes from plaster for
press molding and slip casting after the workshop. Students will learn
to create templates to use in the sledging technique of forming plaster
in its soft stages. Other techniques will be reviewed and include
finishing techniques to prep the prototype for mold making, plaster
repair, and altering plaster after it has cured.  Pulling a mold from a
plaster prototype will be demonstrated.  Participants will create one
small prototype to use for mold making in their own studios.

Hands On With Emily Schroeder | $175.00 

Day 1:  Nov. 16th, 10:00AM – 5:00PM  | 1 hour break for lunch (student responsibility)
Day 2: November 17th, 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Emily M. SchroederPresenter at the 2013 Utilitarian Clay conference at Arrowmont and Chicago Studio Artist

people shy away from learning how to make pinch pots, often equating it
with elementary processes that lack elegance and delicacy.  In this
two-day workshop, we will challenge this thinking. By using only her
hands and a few basic tools, Emily will show several different ways to
create elegant pinched and coiled forms such as pitchers, cups, open
vessels and vases.  We will discuss tapering forms and how to create
volume by simply manipulating the clay during the building process. 
Additionally, she will demonstrate how she creates and uses bisque and
greenware molds to help support and shape complex bases. The workshop
will be divided up into 3-hour demo in the morning and three hours of
hands on time in the afternoon. This workshop is for all skill levels; no previous ceramic experience is required.      

sizes are limited, sign up today!  You can register by calling (313)
626-2000 to reach Customer Service, in person at our Museum Store
(Mon-Sat 10am-6pm or Sun 12-4pm) or click here to Register Online.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, cash or personal check.  Please note: There
will be no refunds given after the first class.  Classes are
education-based, therefore no commission work is allowed.


The 4th Ceramics Annual of America: Exhibition and Art Fair at Civic Center, San Francisco, California

Carol Wedemeyer – Rocher Waves (installation)

October 19-20 2013 9:00am-7:00pm
Contact: Nancy Resler
Telephone: (415) 558-1688
Witness A Unique Experience: Ceramic Sculpture from Around the World
Ceramics Annual of America (CAA) is an ambitious exhibition and art
fair spotlighting the quality and diversity of contemporary ceramics
from around the world including works from China, Korea, Mexico,
Australia and Italy. It is the only event of its kind in the United
States and the goal is to encourage the education and enrichment of the
public, cultivate a fertile art market, and foster dialog between
collectors and makers of ceramic sculpture.
of California’s continuing legacy of excellence and innovation in
ceramics, CAA is the largest exhibition and art fair that is entirely
focused on ceramic art in America and is modeled after the Ceramic
Biennials held in Europe, Korea, Japan and China. It provides a venue
for the top regional and international artists from working in the clay
medium to show their work to a broader audience of collectors.
is organized by the California Ceramics Cooperative, a group of
invested regional ceramic artists, and will feature panel discussions,
lectures, tours as well as daily interactive art demonstrations all day
that will provide a greater understanding of the artistic process for
students and educators alike.  Artist demos will feature Donna Billick,
Rene Martucci, Amber Augirre, Yosuke Koizumi, Tony Perry, Susannah
Israel, John Toki and Bar Shacterman
year, the city of San Francisco is partnering with CAA. The exhibition
will be held at the San Francisco Civic Center. CAA expects high
attendance with over 25,000 vistiors. This is an exciting time for  CAA,
the Civic Center has not been used as an art venue since 1986. From
1946 until the last years of the Arts Festivals in the mid-1980s, the
Arts Commission used budgeted monies from the City’s general fund to
purchase jury-selected work by contributing local artists. As a result,
the Civic Art Collection contains a number of early works by influential
artists, including Robert Arneson, Bruce Beasley and Viola Frey. In
1978 an exhibit of Arts Festival acquisitions was held at the Arts
Commission’s gallery, followed in 1986 by a second showing in the lobby
of the TransAmerica Building, after which many of the objects were
incorporated into the Arts Commission’s interdepartmental loan program
for display in City offices. For many of the artworks included in The
Art of a City, this is the first time they have been publicly exhibited
in over twenty years.
years event was a huge success with over 10,000 people in attendance.
The museum quality exhibition included educational lectures by curators
such as Peter Selz and Phil Linhares and renowned artists such as Jim
Melchert. “The size and scale of such an exhibition and the education
opportunities, all under one roof, were extraordinary.”—Art Historian,
Peter Selz.
Featured artists…
Aguirre (Hawaii), Junghee Nicole Sohn (Korea) Hollie Dilley
(California), Mikey McGhee (Alaska),  Calvin Ma, (California), Geordie
Shephard (Canada), Susannah Israel (California), Steven Allen
(California), Jennifer Brazelton (California), Lisa Clague (North
Carolina), Natasha Dikareva (California), Jeffrey Downing (California),
Katherine Dube (Idaho),  Cathy Feiss (California), Carol Fergoso
(California), Damien Jones (California), Carmen Lang (California),
Eusebio Lozano (California), Rene Martucci (California), Kathryn McBride
(California), Paula Moran (California), Kathy Pallie (California), Lisa
Rienertson (California), Gail Ritchie (California), Bar Shacterman
(California), Tiffany Schmierer (California), Barbara Sebastian
(California), Leslie Smith (California),  Glenn Takai (California),
Yoshio Taylor (California), Derik Van Beers (California), Cindy
Williamson (California), Geetha Alagirisamy (Switzerland) ,
Golly Peters (Netherlands), Katherine Dube (California), Susana Arias
(Panama), Spring Montes (California), Tony Perry (California),
Jenni Ward (California), Stephen Braun (California) Miguel Peraz
(Mexico), Jose Benavides (California), Carol Wedemeyer
(California)Esther Shimazu (Hawai), Shalene Valenzuela (California)
Gomme Palotti (Italy).

technical tuesday: New Book – Mastering Mosaics

Mastering Mosaics: 19 Artists, 19 Projects
Rayna Clark

Learn proven techniques and successful methods of creating mosaic art from 19
different artists. Patient professionals give informative, specific, and even
moving accounts of their personal mosaic strategies. See a wide range of
projects from a child’s vanity with flashy platform shoes for feet, to a
dazzling representation of the ancient Golden Ratio; nothing is beyond the
capabilities of these masters…or your own. Discover tricks for getting the
best uses out of your substrates, tesserae, and objects in your home that you
can transform into mosaic art. Sharpen your grouting, painting, carving, and
sculpting skills, and try these mosaics yourself, or take it in a new direction
altogether. This book is an informative, educational tool that can complement a
class or be the course guide. These experienced instructors will gladly help
you surmount obstacles that all mosaic artists face.

Art in Canada – Toast

Keith Campbell’s touring exhibition Journey through the Past
has now ended and its final stop is at the Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery
where it is on display until September 28th.
It is also for sale and to commemorate the creation and
travels of the exhibition a book is being created and you have a chance to be
part of a memorable moment in Canadian Art history.
Buy a Slice of Toast!
Toast the installation will now become a book
Keith Campbell
Art in Canada….
$150 gets you:
1)    Slice
of toast – choose from one of forty Canadian historical personages
2)    A
copy of the book: Expected due date Dec. 2013
3)    Provide
for us by Nov 1 a statement from you in fifty words or less that begins with
the words Art in Canada.
This is an incredible opportunity to make a statement on Art
in Canada that will both be permanent record and personal statement.
Thank you for supporting

Art in Canada

Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery-Galerie
258 Dundas St.
London, ON
N6A 1H3