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Throwing with Porcelain with Jennifer Bingham / Starts June 2nd, 2012

Throwing with Porcelain with Jennifer Bingham / Starts June 2nd, 2012

Let’s take the scary out of porcelain. You may have heard that throwing with porcelain is difficult, time consuming, and frustrating. Rumors and old wives tales! Attend this fun and exciting workshop to learn just how easy porcelain can be! We will be using my own special porcelain clay body which throws beautifully. It’s velvety, forgiving, and has a wonderful plasticity. In other words, a perfect introduction to the medium. The first weekend of the workshop will be spent throwing and trimming your creations. The second weekend will be dedicated to glazing. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to expand your ceramics skills and knowledge!

About Jennifer: Women and flowers are interchangeable metaphors that many artists use in their work. This seems logical because both women and flowers are capable of encapsulating legendary beauty, hidden surprises, and mesmerizing intricacies. I am fascinated with the cross pollination of what is woman and what is floral, and have been working to combine these two entities in my work.Taking cues from nature, I have come to reference and combine several specific flowers in my most recent works: Morning glories, calla lilies, pitcher plants, bell flowers, a variety of blossoms within the snapdragon family, orchids, and clitoria flowers, among others. Think subversive ideas creeping up like vines, only to emerge into a state of consciousness where women can have investigative conversations with their flowers. Delving into the creation of ornamental amalgamations looks not only at gender specific representation, but also at the daily application of how our own biases skew our daily interactions with the people around us. My own persistent interest with the feminine body and how people are systematically categorized according to their parts and/or conditions (not unlike the cataloging of flora) has also emerged into my artwork where I am then free to examine my own collection of oddities and imperfections in an attempt to better connect with my surroundings.

Post-Baccalaureate Studies at NMSU Alamogordo, 2010,Studied with Bryan Yancey Associates of Art, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, May 2005, studied with Barbara Hager, Kenneth Wenzel, and Dean Trisko Bachelors of Fine Art, University of Minnesota, May 2008, Studied with Tom Lane, Mark Pharis, Curt Hoard, Tetsuya Yamada, Margaret Bohls, Wayne Potratz, and Lynn Gray

This workshop will be held at the Tarnoff Art Center located in Rowe New Mexico. Students will have full access to the studio facility while attending the workshop. Suggestions can be made for reasonable lodging; Santa Fe has plenty of rooms available although the city is about 20 minutes away. The daily schedule will consist of instruction from 10:00-12:00, lunch from 12:00-1:00 and more art making 1:00-3:00. You may stay as long as you like after class to work on your art. All materials included.

When: June 2-3 (& July 6th Glazing) 2012

Where:  Tarnoff Art Center, 4 Wildflower Lane, Rowe, NM 87562Time: 10 AM – 3 PM

Cost: $195.00 – Space is limited to 8 Students; we reserve spaces on a first come first serve basis. Payment is due in full at time of reservation.

Phone: 505-919-8888

Website/Blog Address: http://www.tarnoffartcenter.org

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