SRL: Hyper-Clay

This graduate SRL will focus on the extremes of ceramic production in terms of scale, material and context. We will look at large-scale installations, unfired environments, experimental material composites and industrial production and as well as studio sculpture, pottery and the social dimension of ceramics. Those with experience working with clay will have ample room to strengthen their existing skills and newcomers to the medium will be given the basic technical skills to make their ideas take form with clay. We will meet in the Treadwell Ceramics Center in Oakland. The class will include field trips and artist lectures but studio production, discussions and critique will occupy most of our time