Events Calendar

Saturday, August 12 2017

Repeats every day until Sun Jun 18 2017 . Also includes Sat Aug 12 2017, Sat Sep 23 2017.
August 12, 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.

August 12, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

A Workshop with Sharon Morrisey, Consumer Horticulture Agent, Milwaukee County University of Wisconsin-Extension

Photo: Viburnum Leaf Beetle Damage

Fee: $15/$10 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Lynden's Garden Series, a series of workshops throughout the spring and summer of 2017 that take a broad view of what it means to garden. For more information, click here.

Along with sun and rain, you can count on pests, both insects and diseases, eventually turning up in your lawn and garden. Knowing which pests to expect and how to identify when they arrive is the key to preventing a minor infestation from becoming a major setback. This session will help you become familiar with many of Southeast Wisconsin’s most common nuisance insect and disease pests, and provide an early look at some up and coming unwanted organisms that every homeowner will want to know about. You will learn several resources for identifying our most common pests and a variety of techniques for managing them.

About Sharon Morrisey

Sharon Morrisey has been lending her horticulture knowledge and expertise to Wisconsin’s residents since 1992. As the Consumer Horticulture Agent for Milwaukee County University of Wisconsin-Extension she serves both individual and groups across a broad range of yard and garden related topics. Sharon is frequently featured on local media—you may know her from her regular guest spot on the Fox6 Wake-Up News show's Green Thumb Garden. Sharon is a good friend of the Lynden Sculpture Garden and occasionally leads tree walks on the grounds.

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