In this workshop the instructor will introduce students to the Kurinuki handbuilding method. Students will look at examples of this Japanese technique for hollowing out blocks of clay, and then create their own unique pieces. Materials provided for those who enroll at least one week in advance, and can be picked up in advance at the Arts Council. Please note that for this workshop we will be using self-hardening clay that cannot be fired and is not suitable for use in the kitchen.
Please also have a ceramic tool kit for this workshop. Here is an example: https://www.jerrysartarama.com/sculpture-pottery/potterytools/ptk-pottery-tool-kit
Please also have the following on hand: empty yogurt container, fork, small kitchen knife, old credit card, wire or piece of string, old sponge. Optional: 3x3 feet canvas for work space & clay tool kit. This workshop will be conducted by Zoom so please make sure to have it downloaded on a device prior to the class. You will receive a meeting link a few days prior to the workshop.
About the Instructor: Fran went to Alfred University to study Ceramics during 2 Summers while going to Art School at NYU. She later went to Tisch School of the Arts for Theater Design and made her living as an Art Director /Set Designer for theater in New York and then for Television. Fran worked on News shows for ABC and CBS, CBS Sports, Late Night with David Letterman, The Early Show on CBS and many other shows during a 35 year career.