Kathy King: Let’s Talk – A Conversation Between Form and ImageryFrom 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
The Potters’ Studio, 1221 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (510) 528-3286
Saturday and Sunday, June 8 – 9, 2019 10am – 4:30pm
Sign up online at: https://www.berkeleypottersstudio.com/upcoming-workshops
Cost: $250 (PS members & PS students $225) Limited enrollment
This two-day, hands-on workshop will center on building a personal vocabulary of imagery, working that imagery into a composition, and exploring application methods onto either wheel-thrown or hand-built ceramic plates or wall pieces. With humor as a tool to create narratives within her work, King will introduce some non-traditional ideas about function and methods of storytelling. Students will incorporate their own imagery by carving through slip-colored clay (sgraffito). King will discuss hanging methods for wall pieces and plates and we’ll experiment on leather-hard clay with transfer techniques using slips and newsprint and block-printing images onto clay. Glaze techniques to enhance and add color to sgraffito work will also be demonstrated. This workshop is designed for both wheel-throwers and hand-builders with at least some experience working with clay.
King is currently an active studio artist in the Boston area and is an Instructor and the Director of Education at the Ceramics Program–Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA. She has taught at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, MA and was an Associate Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia until 2007. Her undergraduate work included the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA and she received her BA in Studio Art with a major in Ceramics from Connecticut College, New London, CT in 1990. She received her MFA from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL in 1998. She has given workshops and lectures at over 75 colleges, schools and art centers throughout the USA.