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Gaya CAC Workshops 2017


February 5 - 11, 2017

CHINA PAINT ANOTHER WAY: Graphic Techniques in China Painting

with Ilona Romule

02 2017 Ilona Romule

 

Explore the story within—give that story voice…  Spend a week creating entirely unique paintings on porcelain with Latvian Artist, Ilona Romule, internationally known for her graphic techniques in China Painting.  

There is much to cover, be prepared to work!  Beginning with traditional overglaze painting techniques-- brushstrokes, watercolor and more—participants will familiarize themselves with the materials before moving on to Ilona’s signature approach: applying drawing onto the porcelain, mixing colors for various applications, lines, dotting, crosshatching, etc.  Participants will also be introduced to contemporary or “effect” techniques, including the use of latex resist for lusters, scratching or Sgraffito, applying decals, sponging, fingertip painting, relief paste dotting, and sugar water technique under lusters. While the technical aspects will be amply illuminated, the true focus will be on the deeply individual matter of allowing China Painting to reveal one’s own story. 

Open to all level of experience and artists of various media (ceramics, painting, drawing, graphic art).  Porcelain pieces for painting will be provided by Gaya Ceramic.

Tuition: $1,000

*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.

**Accommodation NOT included.

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April 9 - 22, 2017

Finding the Beauty in Imperfection 

with Akira Satake

04 2017 Akira Satake 

Sharing the secrets employed in many of his most well-known and admired works Japanese potter/artist/musician Akira Satake will lead a hands on workshop involving both the hand-building and throwing techniques he uses in the making of his tea ceremony bowls, tea pots, water jars, ikebana vases and sculptural objects.  Participants will learn to create rich surfaces inspired by the natural world and will experience brushing kohiki slip on clay slabs and stretching the slabs to crack and distort the surfaces, applying a coating of clay mixed with sand onto the surface of wheel thrown pieces and then altering them, and mixing air and other materials into the clay body and then tearing off the clay and/or cutting with a wire to create shapes-- among a myriad of other techniques.

Akira will likewise share his deep experience and knowledge in an on-going  discussion of the Japanese aesthetic throughout the two weeks together. Participants will gain insight in finding the beauty in imperfection, the meaning of "wabi-sabi", and the importance of "ma" -- the space in between.

Open to all levels of experience

Tuition: $2,100

*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.

**Accommodation NOT included.

For more information, contact GAYACAC - GAYACERAMIC

 



April 30 - May 13, 2017

CULINARY CLAY: Where Food Meets Plate

with Hillary Kane

05 2017 Culinary Clay

This is a remarkable workshop, an annual favorite, is ripe for any clay-lover with a specific interest in contemplating the intimate relationship between food and the vessel in which it is presented.  Unique opportunities to meet with, learn from, and sample the genius of many local chefs will unveil some of the cultural and gastronomic complexities of the archipelago, while undoubtedly encouraging expansion not only of taste buds, but also conceptual perspective of the more formal design considerations of shape, texture, color and scale where the food meets the plate.

The intensive two weeks will culminate appropriately in a Manifested Meal, at which participants will star in an event dinner upon their own inspired vessels at MOKSA restaurant during the international Ubud Food Festival.

Open to all levels of experience

Tuition: $2,100

*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.

**Accommodation NOT included.

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June 11-24, 2017

BREAKING THE MOULD: Slip-casting Disassembled

with MONIKA PATUSZYNSKA

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Break the mold that holds back the flow of your creative thought…  In these two weeks, Monika Patuszynska will focus on the process of creating—helping participants to try to unlearn some of the imprinted superstitions about a form, a function and a process of making: specifically regarding slip-casting.  The workshop will show new ways of approaching the plaster mould, not as an end in itself, but as a creative medium in its own right—a beginning rather than the end of the process of creation. Broken, smashed, sawed into slices, filled up with paper pulp or chocolate cereals, the plaster mould provides endless possibilities.  Experimenting with a wide range of techniques for creating pattern and texture, using methods developed by the artist, slip-casting will be entirely disassembled and rebuilt anew before your eyes.

Monika Patuszyńska (PL), ceramic artist and explorer of abandoned spaces and untried paths. She exhibits frequently all over the world and has won many awards for her work that may be found in public and private collections worldwide. Member of the International Academy of Ceramics.  www.patuszynska.art.pl

Open to all levels of experience

Tuition: $2,100

*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.

**Accommodation NOT included.

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August 13 - 27, 2017

OPENING to the FIRE: Approaching the Anagama Anew

with Jeff Shapiro

08 2017 Jeff Shapiro

Passion meets Dedication: Harnessing a lifetime of experience with clay and fire, renowned anagama artist, Jeff Shapiro, will lead participants in an unforgettable two weeks of making for and firing the Gayagama.  Beginning in the raw, Jeff will share his inimitable slab and coil building techniques, the use of simple hand-carved wooden tools, and readily available materials as liberating outlets for generating new ideas in clay.

Including a “mock loading and firing,” Jeff will coach participants in understanding the creation of individual “environments” for loading work, and other alternative approaches to loading and firing, discussing all the while technique in respect to efficiency and aesthetics. We will also experience and experiment with a number of firing tools used to specifically enhance and shape the outcomes of the fire, such as covering pieces with coal or moving items to the firebox during firing.  Together, the group of participants will experience the entire journey: thinking, making, loading, firing, cooling, retrieving-- and that just begins the conversation. 

Open to all levels of experience

Tuition: $2,100

*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.

**Accommodation NOT included.

 

 

September 17-25, 2017

AWAKENING THE SENSES: Potters Council Returns to Bali 

with GAYA CERAMIC 

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For more information, contact:

Adriane Cesa

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(D) 614-794-5824



October 29 - November 11, 2017

BIRTHING BIG POTS: Creating Big Magic (a women's retreat)

with HILLARY KANE

10 2017 Birthing Big Pots 

Engage in a dynamic exploration of creativity, daring, and the art of finding one’s center in a two-week immersion combining skill-building in clay with a genuine deeper look within. While focusing on throwing and building vessels of substantial scale through a variety of techniques, participants will equally concentrate on the mental and physical relationship of clay work to whole-body awareness through daily practice of yoga and meditation, journaling and discussion, as well as going on excursion’s into the feminine heart of Bali. Together we will ply the depths of the metaphor of the vessel and bringing forth creation.  Channeling our creative voices and empowering our individual sense of capability, we will access our own bodies and hearts through the clay body in a truly transformational journey.  This creative form of personal and spiritual growth engenders insight, and offers us new approaches to balancing our external life choices. This women's retreat is catered to participants that will at least experience three distinct approaches to throwing large (throwing and coiling / throwing and piecing / throwing upside down as base / thrown base, coil with paddle and anvil upward / hand-built fast coiling methods). It is more than clay for making vessels –there will be a lot of attention paid to discussion from the outset about the metaphor of a vessel and bringing forth something into creation.

The goal is to explore each method NOT to fire the works, however, firing the work later is a possible offer.

For this workshop, a basic ability in throwing is highly recommended.  

Tuition: $2,100

*Tuition includes: general studio materials, firings, transport during workshop hours, excursions around Bali, Welcome dinner, and lunches at the studio.

**Accommodation NOT included.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.