Hiroe has been using molds to make sharp looking functional pottery with well defined forms as a professional production potter in Philly from The Clay Studio to The Archie Bray Foundation. Students who join this class will learn how she uses plaster casting to create molds which are later used for slip casting, but in our case we will be learning how to use molds for slab building.
This 2 week workshop will take place on Fridays, 05/07 and 05/14, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
About the artist:
Hiroe Hanazono, a native of Japan, received her BA in Spatial Art and Ceramics from California State University, Hayward California and her MFA in Ceramics from the School of Art, Ohio University. Artist residencies include the Archie Bray Foundation, The International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia where she awarded the 2008-2009 Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship. She produces highly designed functional tableware in her Philadelphia home studio. Hanazono teaches a variety of ceramics classes in New York City and in the Philadelphia region, including as an Adjunct Instructor at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Prerequisite: minimum 1 pottery class prior spring session