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Visiting Artist Workshop with Sunshine Cobb – 2 days


Artist Presentation at CCNL Gallery – Friday evening, March 20th 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, March 21st and 22nd, 2020 (9:30 – 4:30 p.m.)

Price:​$250 + HST

Let’s explore hand building! This workshop will cover the hand building skills of soft slab, hard slab, and coil building. I will use cups as our skill building project during our time together. This will allow us to practice new skills a number of times.  Wheel demos on trimming or building feet on cups/pots will also be covered. We will play/explore with developing texture tools, discuss visual and tactile texture for our pots. We will use bisque molds and design templates together for another way to explore forms. A fun filled couple of days making some new objects and practicing and developing skills that you will get to take home and use in your own practice!

Sunshine’s work is very much based in the tradition of historic functional ceramics. But she is a completely modern potter with contemporary themes in her work. She will talk about inspiration and how abstract concepts make their way into her work. And how to foster similar insertion into your own creative practice.

Sunshine’s workshop will motivate you to experiment with new and old forms and methods of construction. Her workshop is geared toward creative expansion, a process-over-product mentality both beginners and advanced students will be inspired by.

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Sunshine Cobb is a Canadian born ceramic artist, originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. Sunshine worked a great many jobs and took a variety of college classes on her quest to find her creative bliss. While searching Sunshine tried many careers until finally discovering ceramics. Sunshine has a BA in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento, and recently graduated from Utah State University with her MFA in Ceramics.

Sunshine focuses her talent on functional ware, embracing the richness of earthenware and currently is exploring the challenge of electrogama (electric firing). Sunshine relies on texture and colour to create a sense of motion and time in her work. She attempts to depict a sense of age, like one finds apparent in discarded objects, with the aim to infuse feelings of nostalgia and wanderlust in her ceramic works.  Sunshine feels her work is at its very best when it is in use by flowers or food, whereby the work comes to life to enhance any encounter.

Sunshine is currently a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation.

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