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WORKSHOP: Geometric Assemblages and Surfaces
(All Levels) This workshop is perfect for beginner and experienced students alike! Brady will demonstrate assembly techniques using various studio equipment including the slab roller, potter’s wheel, and extruder. On Friday night, students will create and prepare multiple parts to combine into unique three-dimensional geometric forms. Saturday’s discussions and demonstrations will focus on appropriate materials preparation, engineering and assembly of unique forms, loading and firing techniques for unusual shapes and sculptures, and various resist glazing techniques. Projects will be glazed using wax and tape resists to achieve crisp and controlled lines. Some previous clay experience is helpful but not necessary. Earthenware clay and 04 glazes will be used in the demonstrations, but stoneware and cone 6-10 works well for these processes too!
Brady McLearen has been a teaching artist for 6 years and holds a BFA in ceramics and sculpture from the University of Minnesota, with a minor in architecture. He has been awarded grants from the Jerome Foundation, Central Regional Arts Council, and Central Minnesota Arts Board. In the past 4 years, Brady has completed a studio assistantship at JD Jorgenson Pottery through the Wood-Firing Exchange Program, received the Fogelberg Fellowship at Northern Clay Center, and was a resident artist at Guldagergaard International Research Center, in Skælskør, Denmark. His sculptural ceramic studio work is an experimental investigation of the formal languages and frequencies that we find in both the quantum and grand cosmic realm.