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|James Tisdale Demonstration Workshop|
03.02.2013 to 03.03.2013
Saturday 9:30AM-5PM, Sunday 10AM-4:30PM
|description||A wonderful spring weekend filled with information on figurative work. The March-April Loft Exhibition will be co-curated with James Tisdale and we will kick off the weekend on Friday, March 1 with a reception. James is the Ceramic Coordinator at the Austin Museum of Art and has established a vibrant studio practice since he finished his MFA in 1988 at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Build your visual vocabulary and develop your voice of expression through the use of universal and personal icons. Unlock the meanings behind the use of images, color and composition to speak your mind. Learn hollow form techniques to construct the human and animal forms that will be the anchor of your work and to create narrative sculpture that expresses meanings of personal, political, and social thoughts and beliefs.
From Tisdale's artist statement:
"My work, simply stated, is a visual journal. It is easier for me to construct thoughts and expressions in a physical venue rather than by word. The work is an outward manifestation of my views toward the world around me. These expressions are highly influenced by many things, but mainly by my rural, devout upbringing in Mississippi. This in itself is a web of contradictions. I draw upon both the beauty, and the ugliness of this region and its impact. For me, it has been a rich soil to cultivate, pulling both disturbing and revealing aspects of my life. The work is just a channel to better understand the world and my place
within it. The historical art influences on my work range from the figurative work of the Renaissance, the kitsch work of the 30’s and 40’s, to the innocent God-felt work of southern folk art. My pieces are constructed with terra cotta earthenware by methods of coiling and pinching.Once the form is established, the surfaces are then finished with several layers of both stains and glaze, which are taken through multiple oxidation firings of cone 03 temperature."
Remember, all Red Lodge Clay Center Workshops are FREE and open to the general public.|
|costs||FREE and open to the public|
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