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Pottery as Site: the Decorated Object
with Andrea Gill
October 19–20, 2012

In this two-day demonstration-only workshop, Gill will demonstrate how she moves from shape to surface, addressing how ideas develop through the creation process to completion. Pottery, whether its primary purpose is function or not, is the ideal arena for weaving together the dimensional and flat.  Volume, structure, color, and pattern are the visual components, but historical models and contemporary issues affect the process and meaning.  Techniques will include simple mold making and slab construction for large vessels. Low-fire glazes, including majolica, engobes, and a wide variety of other possibilities for surfaces, will be presented.

The workshop is open to artists with all skill levels.

Andrea Gill is a Professor of Ceramic Art at Alfred University’s College of Ceramics. She earned her BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, and earned an MFA from Alfred University in New York. She has been a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation and Anderson Ranch, and was awarded two Artist Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taught workshops across the US and Canada, exhibited nationally and internationally, and is currently represented by the Harvey Meadows Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.  Her work is in many private and public collections.  She maintains a studio with her husband, John Gill, in Alfred, NY.

Crewel Work, 2007
low fire ceramic, majolica glaze, engobes
34" x 18" x 12"

Madonna Series: Sweet, 2010
low fire ceramic, majolica glaze
28 " x 14" x 9"

2012 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship

The Bray is pleased to award Andrea Gill with the 2012 Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship. Gill will spend the month of October at the Bray working in the Voulkos Visiting Artist studio.

The Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship was created in memory of the renowned ceramic artist Peter Voulkos. His family and friends established the fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation to invite a distinguished artist to work at the Bray each year. Peter Voulkos taught by example, working alongside other artists in the studio, fostering artistic exchange and dialogue, and nurturing mutual respect. In the same spirit, the Voulkos Fellow is invited to work in an environment that encourages interaction among the artists and the Bray community.