July 10 - 21, 2017
Workshop Fee: $850 Material Fee: $75
Registration is Open
All workshops will be filled on a first come basis until the participant maximum is met. Once the class limit is reached, a waiting list will be kept.
Sunshine will motivate you to experiment with new and old forms and methods of construction. This workshop is geared toward creative expansion, a process-over-product mentality that beginners to advanced students will be inspired by. Sunshine likes to encourage students who attempt to use these new and old hand building techniques a progress-over-perfection mantra. Demos will include coil and pinch methods to hard and soft slab construction to generate pottery components. She will speak to the building surface through the making process and discuss the glaze and surface treatment of her work.
Sunshine’s work foundation is very much based in the tradition of historic ceramics, but she is a completely modern potter with contemporary themes in her work. She will talk about inspiration and how abstract concepts make their way into her work and how to foster similar insertion into your own creative practice.
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, in 2006. In 2010 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.
Participants of this workshop will be able to enjoy the Mostarts Festival.