The Layered Vessel

July 2 - July 6, 2021

The Layered Vessel

$675.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $60

The constructed vessel is a matrix of volume, pressure, pattern/texture, and narrative expressed in three axes. This workshop will explore ways of diversifying and shifting those matrices over the development of a pot. Participants will create a series of pieces working interchangeably with both wheel-thrown and handbuilt parts. Particular emphasis will be placed on sculptural forms, texture, scale, and volume through stacking, collaging, and coiling sections.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Type:
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a ceramicist, sculptor, and designer. His work explores cultural, spiritual, and material translations of objects, text, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. Baralaye received a BFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Baralaye was an AICAD Teaching Fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2016 to 2018 and is featured in the “Objects: USA 2020” catalog. He is currently an assistant professor and the Section Head of Ceramics at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.

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