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Visiting Artist Meredith Host
March 1 @ 6:30 pm - March 3 @ 4:00 pm
The Contemporary Ceramic Surface is a three part hands-on workshop and presentation facilitated by internationally renowned ceramic artist Meredith Host in conjunction with the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador Clay Studio.
Meredith is a studio potter from Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BFA in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Ceramics from Ohio State University. Host was named one of the 2011 Emerging Artists for NCECA and Ceramics Monthly magazine, and was a presenter at the 2016 Utilitarian Clay Symposium. She is a founding member of Kansas City Urban Potters. Her multi-layered ceramic surface designs will introduce participants to new innovative and exploratory ways of building layers of visual information on a ceramic surface.
Friday, March 1, 6:30 – 8:30 pm • Free
Host will give an artist presentation on her ceramic work and method of collecting visual imagery and patterns from her everyday life as inspiration for surface design. She will speak about her process of creating simple ceramic forms with a surface that reinterprets and transforms these motifs from, “something ephemeral into something permanent.” During this time, she will also speak to the methods she uses for success with social media and online sales venues.
This presentation will be held at the Craft Council Gallery, 275 Duckworth Street, and is open to the public.
Saturday, March 2 & 3, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm • SOLD OUT
Host will guide workshop participants through two days of exploring surface decorating processes at the leather-hard stage using simple forms and building layers of visual information. At the pre-bisque stage, students will experiment with surface design using underglazes, paper stenciling, trailing, incising, and screen-printing. Participants will expand their visual vocabulary, and learn how to create dynamic, complex surfaces. These methods are applicable to all types of clays and firing temperatures.
This workshop will take place at the Craft Council Clay Studio located at 38 Ropewalk Lane. Registration is closed, as the workshop is sold out.