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Cups, Mugs, Goblets and Rhytons
with Joe Bova
September 9–12, 2015

Tuition $425 (includes $45 lab fee)
Maximum enrollment 15
Open to artists of all levels

Human heads, monkeys, rabbits, dogs, cats, alligators and frogs — choose your favorite and make it into a drinking pot. In this four-day hands-on workshop, participants will throw, pinch and slab build while learning to synthesize the functional form with animal form and imagery. Bova will instruct on how to use the repoussé technique in clay to form detailed human and animal imagery. There will be demonstrations of the technique of altering basic forms to become the figure.  Short presentations will illustrate historical and contemporary examples. Discussion about various cup forms, imagery and content will be ongoing.

Bova will give a public artist talk on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm in the Bray Resident Center.

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Joe Bova, Mr. CEO (Avarice)
Mr. CEO (Avarice), 2008,
stoneware, porcelain
photo by Jamie Hart


Joe Bova, Blissful Monkey Rhyton
Blissful Monkey Rhyton,
2011, stoneware

Joe Bova

Joe Bova lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He received a BFA from the University of Houston in 1967 and an MA from the University of New Mexico in 1969. Bova has taught at Nichols State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana; Louisiana State University; and Ohio University. His work can be found in the collections of the Arizona State University Art Museum; Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina; International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; and the San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas. A past president and an NCECA fellow, Bova was awarded the NCECA Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006.