technical tuesday: The whole process of making a clay kettle and a stove

This work is exhibited in a special exhibition in Taiwan. “喫茶正好 春天 喫茶去 日本作家茶器聯展” May 9-May 23 @時食商行 (Taipei) [All processes] 00:00 Opening 00:18 Preparation 00:50 Potter’s wheel making of clay kettle 08:34 making of spout and lid 13:32 trimming the clay bottle 18:09 trimming the lid 20:07 Making a “receiver” for the handle 21:22 Adhesion of “spout” and “receiver” 29:35 making of the stove 37:24 trimming of the stove 43:07 Assembling and finishing the stove 50:51 File 53:25 Glaze 53:54 Kiln packing 55:57 Whetstone 56:38 Make a handle 1:01:12 Completion / boiling water —————————- 橋本忍 

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technical tuesday: Ceramic Vessel Date Syrup

Gallerist John Kasmin discusses his collection of objects included in Lyndsey Ingram and Tristan Hoare’s Frieze Masters 2020 presentation.

Ceramic vessel for date syrup, 17th – 18th century
Berber culture.
Tafilelt, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
35 cm (h)
Provenance: Lichire, el Hussaine
Collection: John Kasmin

technical tuesday: Lusters with Rimas VisGirda

This illustrated lecture will address information about the properties and uses of lusters. A partial list of topics to be covered includes ventilation, brushes, brushing, solvents, firing, moisture and storage. It will include a brief history as well as contemporary artists that use the genre.

technical tuesday: Justin Donofrio

Justin Donofrio grew up in Santa Cruz, California, where he was introduced to pottery at Cabrillo Community College. He then joined the vibrant Colorado community of artists in 2013 in the Roaring Fork Valley where he continued his clay education with the support of Anderson Ranch, The Carbondale Clay Center and The Studio for Arts and Works (SAW). He remained in Colorado to complete a B.F.A. from CSU Fort Collins in 2016. He is both internationally as well as nationally represented in galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad. Donofrio has been a Windgate Summer Scholar at the Archie Bray Foundation and resident at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has been an exhibiting artist and tour co-manager with the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, in addition to being selected as one of Ceramics Monthly’s 2018 Emerging Artists. He is currently pursuing his MFA in ceramics at Alfred University.

Justin is one of six artists who were chosen for similar reasons, and also for ones unique to each of them. All of them share a love of the material of clay, and an appreciation for the function of the particular objects that they create. Each of their experiences in clay is individual, but the common thread of education, from the past, present, and future, with their instructors being working artists in their field, ties them to the foundation of the Bauhaus.

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This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Department of the Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the generosity of the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth, who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the proposals of Walter Gropius, who designed the Museum’s Gropius Addition, as well as the Gropius Studios. The Museum is indebted to Roxanna Y. Booth’s son, the late Alex Booth, Jr., for his participation in the concept development of the Gropius Master Artists Workshops.