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Hand and Prints—Collaboration between Form and Surface
with Sunshine Cobb and Jason Bige Burnett

August 6–17, 2018

Tuition $890 (includes $95 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15
Open to artists of all skill levels

Full--Register for Wait-List here

In this two-week intensive workshop, Cobb and Burnett invite participants to get their hands dirty and join in the exciting collaboration between ceramic form and surface. Cobb and Burnett will demonstrate their unique approaches to wheel throwing and hand building and show how to personalize work with alteration techniques. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of surface techniques using slips, stamps, screen-printed imagery and sandblasting glaze. Participants can expect creative exercises and critical discussions relative to form and surface and how to find harmony between the two. Students will take home finished work.

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Sunshine Cobb
Sunshine Cobb
, 2015
midrange clay, glaze, sandblasted
15" x 4" x 4"

Jason Bige Burnett
Jason Bige Burnett
Cereal Bowls, 2014
ceramic, colored slip, underglaze,
glaze, luster
3.25" x 5.75" x 5.75" each

Sunshine CobbSunshine Cobb is a full-time studio artist who specializes in handmade functional pottery. Her work has drawn both critical praise for its whimsical rustic style and national and international commercial success. Utilizing traditional techniques, her work embodies the importance of handmade pottery in an era of disposability while representing a new model of a functional potter in the modern era. Cobb received her BA in studio arts from the California State University of Sacramento and an MFA in ceramics from Utah State University. Cobb is the recipient of several esteemed honors in the field, including serving as a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation from 2012–2014 and being named a 2013 Emerging Artist by both the National Council of Education and Ceramics Monthly. Cobb has lectured extensively and is a sought-after demonstrating artist. Cobb recently authored a book titled Mastering Hand Building: Techniques, Tips, and Tricks for Slabs, Coils, and More.

Jason Bige BurnettJason Bige Burnett currently lives and works from his home studio in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BFA in ceramics and a BA in printmaking and graphic design. Burnett continued his education and studies as a core fellowship student at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, and as an artist-in-residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. Since then he has exhibited nationally, and has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated and American Craft Magazine. Burnett’s work is featured in 500 Prints on Clay and he’s the author of Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surfaces and Printed Image Transfer Techniques.