Events Calendar

Saturday, September 23 2017

Repeats every day until Mon Jan 16 2017 . Also includes Sat Feb 18 2017, Sat Mar 18 2017, Sat Apr 15 2017, Sat May 20 2017, Sat Jun 17 2017, Sat Jul 15 2017, Sat Aug 19 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017, Sat Oct 21 2017, Sat Nov 25 2017, Sat Dec 16 2017.
September 23, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Free to members and dogs, or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. In the winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers also welcome, and in the warmer months, we encourage picnicking. 2017 Dog Days are sponsored by Central Bark Mequon.

Repeats every day until Sun Jun 18 2017 . Also includes Sat Aug 12 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017.
September 23, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Raku with Katheryn Corbin

Sessions: Saturday, September 23. Sessions are standalone; sign up for any one. If you'd like to develop more skills/projects, sign up for multiple sessions.
Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Registration is closed. Sign up for our e-list for information on upcoming workshops.

In the past, Native Americans probably made clay vessels on what are now the grounds of Lynden. In these pre-glaze days, pots were sealed by rubbing river mud into the surfaces, keeping the goodness in the container. We will spend a day at Lynden with artist-in-residence Katheryn Corbin forming vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. Instead of river mud, we will use sigillata, a form of deflocculated clay to seal our pots. The pieces will sun dry and will be sawdust fired, replicating early wood firing.The blackened surfaces result from the smoke and the clay absorbing carbon. This 'reduction' atmosphere is popular today in raku reduction firing.

Bring a bag lunch and beverages and dress for studio work as well as the outdoors. We’ll be making use of Lynden’s 40 beautiful acres during our breaks, weather permitting.

Attendance at sawdust firing voluntary, but you will need to return at a later date to pick up your pots.

About Katheryn Corbin

Katheryn Corbin is a painter, potter, figure sculptor and artist-in-residence at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. As part of her residency, she will be offering a series of workshops based on Native American ceramic practices. Pots and figures have both been a part of Corbin's studio practice and teaching. Drawing and painting are important elements in each discipline, and her clay pieces are informed by the complementary processes of working with clay as vessel and as figure. Corbin is interested in historical developments in clay and variations across cultures, and she often explores different firing techniques and glaze surfaces. She has taught at all levels from elementary school through adult at the Evanston Arts Center in Evanston, IL; the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


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