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A Ceramic Record: Models, Molds, Casting
with Tony Marsh
August 16–18, 2013

In this intensive three-day workshop, students will learn to create vessels from a prototype using mold-making and slip casting techniques. Participants will use found objects that are brought from home or found on-site to build a solid cup-like form that will serve as a model for their project. A multiple-section plaster mold will be designed and cast. Various methods of modeling and mold making will be discussed, as well as slip casting and design. The emphasis of this workshop is on the unique model and standard making practices. While each student will produce a cast object at the end, the focus will be to better understand the creative process.

Tony MarshTony Marsh


Tony MarshTony Marsh earned his MFA from Alfred University in New York. He spent three years in Mashiko, Japan, where he apprenticed to potter Tatsuzo Shimaoka, who was designated a Living National Treasure in 1996. Marsh’s ceramic art has been exhibited across the United States, Asia and Europe. Examples of his work may be found in many private and public permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Art & Design in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary International Ceramic Art In Inchon, South Korea, and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. He lives and works in Long Beach, California, where he teaches and is the chair of the ceramic arts program at California State University, Long Beach.

2013 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship

The Bray is pleased to award Tony Marsh with the 2013 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship. Marsh will spend a few weeks in August at the Bray working in the Voulkos Visiting Artist studio.

The Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship was created in memory of the renowned ceramic artist Peter Voulkos. His family and friends established the fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation to invite a distinguished artist to work at the Bray each year. Peter Voulkos taught by example, working alongside other artists in the studio, fostering artistic exchange and dialogue, and nurturing mutual respect. In the same spirit, the Voulkos Fellow is invited to work in an environment that encourages interaction among the artists and the Bray community.