Thursday, March 28, 2013

Newsletter Spring 2013

Clay and Materials price going up from April 1st!

We try our best to keep our prices as low as possible, but due to the clays, materials and freight cost already went up, we need to increase our clay and materials price from April 1st.

Hyang Jong Oh Workshop

Date: April 26 (Fri.), 27 (Sat.), 28 (Sun.)
Location: STARworks Clay Studio
$100 per person, including lunch on the 27th and 28th
Pre-registration required

In this workshop, you will learn about the rich pottery tradition in South Korea from Hyang Jong Oh’s lecture, and you will learn how to make an Onggi Jar with their unique slab construction and paddling techniques from his demonstrations. You will also experience how to make clay slabs with their traditional methods.

FireFest 2013 at STARworks

Celebrate our town, Star, NC with community fueled art and fire; showcasing local, national and international artists creating sculpture and art for Star, NC . FireFest is a three-day festival of workshops, demonstrations, hands-on activities for all ages, food and local beer .
Friday 10am-10pm
Saturday 10am-10pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
The special guest artists are glass artist Hank Murta Adams, metal artist Ben Galata, and ceramic artist Hyang Jong Oh. Each artist will create a sculptural piece that will
 be installed at STARworks.

STARworks Ceramics Clay Camp 2013

 An opportunity for youth to be introduced to making pottery -- a traditional art of the region.  Lead Instructor, Hitomi Shibata holds a Master of Education, Fine Arts and Crafts, and has vast experience leading pottery workshops, educational programs and exhibitions. Students will learn basic pottery making and sculpturing skills using local clay.
Clay Camp 1, Beginners: June 17 (Mon) – 21 (Fri)
24 people max
Age 7 - 10 years old, no experience needed

Clay Camp 2, Intermediate: June 24 (Mon) – 28 (Fri)
20 people max
Age 9 - 12 years old, must have experience making pottery including on the wheel

Clay Camp 3, Advanced: July 8 (Mon) – 12 (Fri)
10 people max
Age 12 - 15 years old,
must be able to use electric wheel without support. Two years clay camp experience or equivalent desired. Students will concentrate wheel throwing and will make high quality sculptures with professional artists. Students need strong self-motivation and interest for arts and crafts.
Drop Off: 11:30am - 12pm
Class: 12pm - 3pm  (1:30-1:50 Snack Break)
Pick Up: 3pm - 3:30pm
Students may bring lunch to eat before class begins in the snack area of the studio.

Related Schedule
Aug. 12 - 16    Summer Camp Exhibition in the STARworks Gallery
STARworks Ceramics will host an artist reception & Exhibit, so young artists can show off their work to family & friends.
Guest Artists this year:
Ben Owen Ⅲ, Seagrove Potter
Eck McCanless, Seagrove Potter
Rosa Patton, Artist
MaryElaine Bernard, Ceramics Artist & Educator
Greg Bender, Art Educator
Fee: $85
includes instruction, all materials, firings,
snacks and student exhibition.
Payment is due at registration.
To Register, visit STARworks at 100 Russell Dr, Star, NC 27356
Or, Download a form from our website:
Or, call to 910-428-9001
Deadline for registration is May 31, 2013

Clay Camp for Teachers 2013

Class Description:
This class is made for teachers and instructors who want to brush up pottery making technique and knowledge. STARworks Ceramics will share useful information from our ceramic educational programs.

Clay Camp for Teachers 1: July 23 (Tue) 12-2pm (and 1 hour extra studio hour)
Workshop: Hand building and Wheel Throwing

Clay Camp for Teachers 2: July 30 (Tue) 12-2pm (and 1 hour extra studio hour)
Workshop: Handbuilding and trimming
Seminar: clay, under glaze, and other useful materials and information

Clay Camp for Teachers 3: Aug 6 (Tue) 12-2pm (and 1 hour extra studio hour)
Workshop: Glazing and Glaze Firing
Seminar: Glaze making and managing firing

Clay Camp for Teachers 4: Aug 13 (Tue) 12-1pm
Seminar: Evaluation, exhibition set up and other issues, gallery talk, etc
Participants will pick up their own pots


$100 for 4 series
All materials, instruction and firing fee are included
20 people maximum
Participants must be an art related teacher of K-12 schools or art institutions

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