Upcoming WOrkshops

Bede Clarke – The Basics and Beyond

Two-Day Workshop
Saturday, September 29 - Demonstration only
Sunday, September 30 - Hands-On and Advanced Demonstration
10am - 4pm, both days

This combined demonstration and hands-on workshop will focus on wheel forming skills such as: throwing various forms based on cylinder/bowl/plate, lids, handles, spouts and trimming.  In addition, we will explore enhanced throwing skills and concepts such as altered forms, inverted throwing, gesture and "skin" of the pot as well as strategies for creating sets or groupings of pots.  Much of the forms and surfaces will be geared toward successful work fired in a wood kiln.  Through demonstrations, hands-on studio work and group discussion we will seek to improve wheel throwing skills, but more, we will seek to clarify strategies for creating articulate pottery forms.  The course will be suitable for beginning through advanced experience levels.

There is an optional firing component to this workshop.  It will occur three weeks after the workshop on October 26 - 27, 2018 at Clarke's wood-fired kiln in Columbia, MO.  The firing portion is an additional fee.  Participants in the firing are encouraged to find accommodations for Friday night.  Camping on the Clarke property is also an option.

Bede Clarke has been a Professor of Art at the University of Missouri since 1992. He received his Master of Fine Arts from The University of Iowa (1990) and a BFA from Eckerd College (1982). Bede’s work is found in collections in the U.S. and abroad, such as the: University of Northern Arizona, Ichon World Ceramic Center, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Racine Art Museum, South Bend Museum of Art and the Martin Museum of Art.
Bede maintains a studio in Columbia, Missouri where he continues to explore work both in earthenware and wood fired ceramics.  This workshop is take place concurrently with a solo exhibition of Clarke's work at Belger Crane Yard Studios.
He is a recipient of:
•The Lighton International Artist Exchange Award (2007)
• Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft Center Residency Award (2007)
• Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award, (1996)
• Kennedy Center Fellowship for Teachers of the Arts (1987)

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Bede Clarke Workshop
from 85.00

Two-Day Workshop
Sat, Sept 29
Sun, Sept 30

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