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#699 – Handbuilding with Colored Clays with Mitch Lyons

Mitch Lyons

In this 2-day workshop, Mitch Lyons will demonstrate his unusual handbuilding techniques which he calls "Broomstick". This is handbuilding process that makes seamless vessels using a “broomstick” method utilizing a series of dowels and tubes (up to several inches in diameter). The results are cylinders of just about any length and any diameter, all without a seam and evenly constructed. While the clay is soft, colored clays and colored slips, as well as textures are added. Since the vessel already has color only a clear glaze is used to finish the pot.

Don't miss this opportunity to spend a weekend of creativity and fun with Lyons, who will be teaching at the Foosaner Education Center exclusively while he visits the Space Coast.

Students need to bring:

newsprint pad
water bottle spritzer
5 small inch soft paint brushes
5 plastic containers, cottage size

Lunch will be provided both days.  A lunch choice menu will be emailed in early February to registered students.

Mitch Lyons has a B.F.A. in printmaking at the University of the Arts and an M.F.A. in ceramics from Tyler School of Art and, in 1968, began to explore the idea of printing with clay. In 1980, with a great deal of success, he rolled out a slab of clay 6 ft. x 6 ft. and uses this wet clay slab to pull all of his clay monoprints. He had exhibitions in Sweden, Germany, France, England, Greece and around the U.S. In September 2011, The Printmaking Center, in Summerville, N.J., invited Mitch to exhibit 35 of his clayprints. He is collected in several museums, such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Noyse Museum, West Bend Museum, and many private and cooperate collections. For the past 10 years, he has taught over 100 workshops all over the world. Get ready to use clay in a very different way.

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SelectDayDateTimeSeating LimitStatus
Saturday, SundayFeb 21, 2015 – Feb 22, 201510:00 am – 4:00 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $275.00

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