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2012 Workshops

New Forms to Finish: Soda Firing
with Matt Long and Brad Schwieger
July 9–13, 2012

This five-day workshop will focus on generating work and completing a soda firing. Both Long and Schwieger will demonstrate throughout the week, addressing throwing, altering and subtractive techniques as well as slip application and decoration.  Discussions will be centered on idea development, technical interest and personal aesthetics.  Presentations and lectures presented during the workshop will support the soda firing process.

The workshop is open to artists with intermediate and advanced skill levels and experiences.

Matt Long, Whiskey Cups, flashing slip
4" x 3.5" x 3.5" each

Brad Schwieger
, 2010
soda fired stoneware, wheel thrown, press molded, nichrome wire
24" x 14" x 8"

Matt Long received his MFA in ceramics from Ohio University and his BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute. After receiving his MFA, Long went on to become a teaching lab specialist, adjunct faculty and visiting assistant professor at the University of Florida in Gainesville for six and a half years. Currently, Long is an Associate Professor of Art and the Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Art at the University of Mississippi. Long has become a well-known workshop presenter, teaching workshops and lectures at over 40 universities, colleges and art centers both nationally and internationally.




Brad Schwieger has been teaching at Ohio University since 1990 and is presently a Professor of Art and Ceramics Area Chairman. Schwieger received his MFA from Utah State University and his BFA from the University of Iowa.  He has shown nationally and internationally and his work has been included in more than 400 exhibitions throughout the US, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, England, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Spain.  Schwieger has presented workshops and lectures at more than 80 universities, colleges and art centers.  His work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Clay Times, Ceramics Art and Perception, as well as several textbooks.