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A Short Path to the High Road
with Sandy Simon and Robert Brady
2015 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellows
August 19–23, 2015

Tuition $495 (includes $45 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15
Open to intermediate artists

Participants will be introduced to a broad spectrum of ceramic techniques spanning utilitarian pots and abstract sculpture. Simon and Brady will be giving daily demos as well as interacting with participants on every level in this five-day workshop. Simon will explain her work in porcelain, which uses only a clear glaze and is minimally decorated by piercing and reshaping leather-hard clay. Brady will discuss his stoneware sculptures. Projects such as bowls, cups with handles and teapots may be assigned as reference points for group discussions. Participants will be encouraged to learn how to separate themselves and their ego from their creative self, ultimately discovering how to be an impartial judge of one’s own work and how to become one’s own best critic.

Simon and Brady will give a public artist talk on Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm in the Bray Resident Center.

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Sandy Simon, Teapot
Sandy Simon
porcelain, string,
seed, nichrome wire

Robert Brady, Language Series
Robert Brady
Language Series,
2011, ceramic, glaze

Sandy Simon

Sandy Simon is a studio potter who opened TRAX Gallery in Berkeley, California, in 1994. Simon was a student at the University of Minnesota in the late 1960s, studying under Warren MacKenzie and Curt Hoard. She has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, Purdue University, the University of Indiana in Bloomington, the Appalachian Center for Crafts and at more than 100 workshops nationwide and abroad. She has been called one of the all-time best potters in America today.

Robert Brady

Robert Brady has lectured and taught workshops nationally and internationally and was a professor of art at California State University, Sacramento, for 33 years. In addition to being widely exhibited in galleries across the country, his works can be found in public collections at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, di Rosa Preserve in Napa, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Art.