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Creative Throwing and Soda Glaze
with Ruthanne Tudball

(USA and Great Britain)
1st - 7th May, 2012

The course will provide the opportunity to explore making skills through the making of objects that require you to deal with scale, utility, context and meaning.

It is for internediate and advanced throwers with adequate basic knowledge of the wheel.

This course will contain exercises which will stretch and challenge your approach to throwing and will offer an opportunity to practice stretching your imagination and originality in your approach to form and decoration. This will be combined with soda vapour glazing. We will consider what forms and decoration are  best enhanced with soda glazing.  This will include mixing slips and experimenting with different clays and clay additives to obtain interesting and pleasing results from the kiln.

Bring a sample of your own clay and any other clays you can obtain (these will be used in slip making) and some basic drawing materials of your choice.

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"All of my work is thrown, manipulated and assembled while freshly thrown on the wheel in an attempt to capture the soft organic quality of the clay and preserve that softness in the finished piece. Soda vapour glazing in a wood/gas-fired kiln emphasises the marks and rhythms of making. Nothing is hidden.

Manipulating soft clay on a revolving wheel and feeling the material respond to the merest touch is like setting out on an exciting journey for me. The dialogue which goes on between the potter and the clay is carried on through the use of the pots. You pour, eat, store, serve and drink from them, and sometimes you simply contemplate them. I am inspired by the evolving landscape, the rhythms and creative forces of the earth and by the dance of the human body, all of which keep me thinking about the life in a pot made of clay.

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We are inherently defined by what we do and what we potters do with clay identifies who we are. I see my work as a potter as a way of life that celebrates the beauty of the world around me."

Initially self-taught in pottery, she was accepted onto the post-graduate course at the University of London, Goldsmith’s College in 1987 and graduated with a Commendation and two years worth of research into soda glazing.  This led to writing a book, “Soda Glazing”, published by A&C Black in 1995.

Since 1989 she has worked as a full-time potter.

Ruthanne regularly holds workshops around the world on throwing, manipulating and assembling wet pots on the wheel and soda glazing. Her pots are in public and private collections in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

visit Ruthanne Tudball's website: http://www.ruthannetudball.com
video of Ruthanne throwing

The language of this course will be Hungarian and English (translation).

Course fee: 150,000 HUF (incudes self catering accommodation in single room, course materials, firing costs and tuition)

Course Timetable

Tuesday 1st May, 2012

11.00 Ruthanne Tudball introduction.
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Afternoon classes

Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May

9.00 – 12.00 Morning classes
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Afternoon classes

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May

Weekend free to visit museums, galleries, Budapest, or continue working if you wish.

Monday 7th May

9.00 – 12.00 Morning classes
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Afternoon classes

There will be no taught evening sessions but students have 24 hour access to the studios if they wish to continue working.

Please email Steve at icshu@hotmail.com for details and application.


Masterclass
Creative Throwing and Soda Glaze
with Ruthanne Tudball (USA and Great Britain)
1st - 7th May, 2012

 

További információ: Kormos Emese: icshu@t-online.hu

 


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