Shawn Spangler Workshop

Shawn Spangler Workshop

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Two-Day Workshop
Late April 2020

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This weekend has two options.

During the first day, Shawn will demonstrate the techniques he uses to create the component parts that he assembles into his elaborate pottery forms. The second day will be a hands-on portion that will allow participants to try the techniques for themselves.

Saturday: Demonstration
Shawn will spend the day demonstrating his techniques for making pieces that will be assembled into larger, beautiful pots. Anyone who has a thing for “measuring twice, cutting once” is going to LOVE this workshop. For those who enjoy the world of the precise and the handmade, come and meet your people.

Sunday: Hands-On
Now it’s your turn to make parts and assemble them into amazing pots! Don’t forget your heat gun and calibers. This is sure to be a perfect way to step up your game with one of the best at your side giving you pointers.

About the Artist:
Shawn Spangler, a Pennsylvanian native, is a ceramic artist currently living and working in Hawaii. Spangler's work, draws inspiration from craft, industrial design and digital technology. Spangler holds an Masters of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University and recently finished a residency at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. He has shown internationally and has taught workshops at numerous art centers, colleges and universities throughout the United States. Spangler is currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Hawai'i. His wheel thrown porcelain forms can be complex, yet clearly articulated, oftentimes created through the combination of multiple parts. The forms are reminiscent of both Koryo dynasty and Song dynasty, examples he observed as a resident artist in China in 2002. He states, ”My work is an amalgamated map of the world I reflect upon. Producing pottery is a kind of play; a regenerative act ripe with reverence, revealing the human hands enduring connection to creativity. It guides us through stories of our past remaining as a cultural signifier to help us locate where we once were and where we are going."