Simple Vessels: A Ceramics Workshop with Katheryn Corbin

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10 am-4 pm

Raku with Katheryn Corbin

Fee: $85/$75 members (all materials included)
Registration: Space is limited, advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Spend a day at Lynden with artist Katheryn Corbin finding your way with clay. Learn basic clay construction by forming simple vessels using traditional techniques: pinching, coiling, and smoothing. Enjoy making cups, bowls, or vases, then embellishing the surfaces with textures and surface drawings in sigelatta, a fine clay slip that is a forerunner of modern glazes. The pieces will sun dry to bring the surfaces to completion, undergo a bisque firing in our kiln, and can then be sawdust fired, replicating early wood firing. The blackened surfaces of sawdust firing result from the smoke and the clay absorbing carbon.

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.

The sawdust firing will be scheduled in May; attendance at the sawdust firing is 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, and figure sculptor. She offers 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. Her exhibition, Migrant, was on view at the Lynden Scupture Garden, February 25-May 27, 2018.


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