Lee Arts Workshops Fall 2017

REGISTER:  By Phone:  703-228-0560 or 703-228-0558

INFORMATION:  703-228-0560, or email Steven Muñoz, Director, Lee Arts Center  

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Ceramics Workshop with Sunshine Cobb


Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017 10 am - 4 pm
Non-Members: $200.00 | LAC Members: $190.00

Demonstration Workshop

The foundation of Sunshine Cobb’s work is closely associated with traditions of historical ceramics integrating contemporary themes. Join us for this 2-day demonstration workshop as she talks about inspiration and how abstract concepts make their way into her work, and how to foster similar insertion into your own creative practice. Sunshine’s demonstration will motivate you to experiment with new and old forms and methods of construction. Her workshop is geared toward creative expansion, and encourages students who attempt to use these new and old hand building techniques to embrace a process-over-product mentality. She will focus on ways this approach resonates with beginning students (just discovering what the boundaries are within ceramics), all the way up to advanced professionals who have worked within boundaries for years. Not all boundaries are bad, but knowing how to open them illuminates endless possibilities. Her demonstration will include coil and pinch methods to hard and soft slab construction to generate the various components she uses to construct her pots. She will speak to the building of surface through the making process and discuss the glaze and surface treatment of her work.

Sunshine is working as a potter and travels the country as a lecturing and demonstrating artist. She graduated with a BA in Studio Art from CSU at Sacramento. She received her MFA in Ceramics from Utah State University.  In 2013, she was named as an emerging artist by both Ceramics Monthly and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. She was a ceramic resident for a period of time after graduate school most notably a long term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT (2012-2014). In 2015, after running a successful crowdsourcing campaign to fund a studio set up, she launched Sidecar Studios, a studio for ceramic artists and other creative community activities. She is currently focusing on developing lines of functional ware and developing her studio business.

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