Bruno Kark: Plates, Plates, Plates, Some on FeetFrom 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Using pre rolled Slabs & Drape Molds. Bruno will demonstrate and then under Bruno’s guidance you will create a footed Sushi/ Hors d’Oeuvres Plate using form block plates. After mastering that we will use plaster drape hump molds to make square plates with multiple foot variations. Pre stiffened slabs will be provided to each of you.
About the Artist
In pursuit of an art practice connected to age-old traditions, I discovered techniques that continue to inspire new forms. Whether the construction of sculptural shapes came from wheel throw cylinders (altered, faceted and carved) or slab rolled objects, my aesthetic has been influenced by the time I spent as an apprentice in Bizen, Japan. Many current works are built to join with the compositions of Ikebana flower arranging, particularly the abstract Sogetsu school.
I am an enthusiast of the historic vases of Japan, Korea, China, and the Pacific Rim and I’ve used classic glazes such as Shino, Tenmoku, Oribe and Celadon. My kilns are fired by natural gas to a high temperature, cone 10, reduction. These traditional earth tones playfuly complete a variety of ceramic forms: from jars that fit in the palm of your hand to large-scale works of wheel thrown vases, some over four feet tall, and platters up to three feet in diameter.
Workshop will be held at:
Leslie Ceramic & Crafts Supply
1776 Wright Ave
Richmond, CA 94804