Ceramics Visiting Artist Workshop
Folkloric Pottery With a Modern Sensibility
2 ½-day workshop. Some pottery experience needed.
Jun 02 - 04 | fri | 12:30PM - 4:30PM | sat + sun | 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Student should have taken one clay class previously
Join Sue Tirrell while she demonstrates the construction and decoration techniques she employs to create her colorful, animal-centric porcelain pots. The challenges of form and surface, drawing and carving, and use of color will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to employ these ideas in their own work throughout the weekend. Please bring a sketchbook, personal clay tools (including paintbrushes and carving tools) and any reference material you would like to incorporate in your work (photos, drawings, etc.)
Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and 2-weeks of open studio time.
Sue Tirrell received a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1997. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; California State University, Chico; and the Custer County Art & Heritage Center in Miles City, MT. Tirrell’s work commemorates a place in time. They evoke memories and provoke storytelling. She works in porcelain, carves details through layers of slips, and fires to cone 6. She lives, works, and plays on the banks of the Yellowstone River. Sue Tirrell's website