Pottery as Site: the Decorated Object
The workshop is open to artists with all skill levels.
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.
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
" x 14" x 9"