Kala Stein: Open Forms and Complex Surfaces


  • Workshop cost: Current MAC Members: $180 Non-members: $200 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

In this class, students will explore perforated functional forms on and off the wheel (berry bowls, baskets, vases, strainers, brush holders) and develop surface patterns using additive and subtractive processes. Through appliqué, stamping, mishima, slip and cut aways, dynamic surfaces will evolve from complex layering and approaches to utilitarian design.

ACGA exhibiting member Kala Stein is an artist and designer noted for innovative mold making and casting techniques. Her work explores dynamic systems and sustainable practices within the intersection of design, production, and the handmade.

Kala received her BFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz in 2002 and her MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2009. She stayed on at Alfred to teach and curate at the Cohen Gallery from 2009-2015.

Kala has exhibited in over 40 national shows and works with private clients on custom designs for the home and hospitality industry. Her community-based work is aimed at developing models that will help organizations, schools, and private practitioners operate with more sustainable practices. Kala recently took the position of Director of Ceramics at Sonoma Community Center, in Sonoma, California, where she is developing their community studio, artist in residence program, and community outreach programming.

This workshop is hosted by Mendicino Art Center
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