School of Art and Design
Four-week Open Studio Intensive

Faculty of Record: John Gill
Resident Artists/Advisors: Sung Jae Choi, Joanna Powell, Jason Green, Mark Burns

June 25 - July 20, 2018
Fee: $1,600; Materials fee: $150

This workshop can earn four undergraduate or graduate credits at an additional cost. See

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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.

Description: In the Four-week Open Studio Intensive, participants will focus on their individual studio practice with the guidance and advisory of Sung Jae Choi, Joanna Powell, Jason Green, Mark Burns, and John Gill. Registering for this course will give each student access to all advisors listed here. Students will be provided with personalized studio space amidst a community of peers. Students will have access to Alfred’s many labs, including glaze labs, a plaster lab, and state-of-the-art kilns. Other Alfred research resources include the Scholes Library for Ceramic Art and Engineering, the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, and the Herrick Library.

Students will connect with advisors daily in both one-on-one interactions and group discussions or critiques. In addition to concentrated studio time, participants will have access to supplemental programming activities including a demonstration and lecture series by faculty and instructors, and a professional practice seminar focused in writing, portfolio documentation, and art business strategies. Students will also get a close look into the studio practices of Choi, Powell, Green, Burns, and Gill as they produce individual bodies of work in the Alfred studios.

This Open Studio Intensive is beneficial to ceramicists of all levels looking to work independently and advance their studio practice to the next level: from technical mastery and conceptual evolution, to portfolio development and professional practices.

Studio Amenities:
Participants in the Four-week Open Studio Intensive will have access to the following studio amenities:

  • Cone 04, cone 6, and cone 10 studio glaze pallets
  • Regularly scheduled bisque firings; cone 04, 6, and 10 oxidation glaze firings; cone 10 soda, salt, and gas reduction firings; and a studio wide wood firing
  • Trainings provided for access to plaster lab, glaze application lab, and raw materials lab
  • Ceramic equipment: slab rollers, extruders, glaze spray booth
  • Two personalized studio options:
    • Wheel–based studio with wheel, table, and shelf space
    • OR
    • Hand building/Sculpture based studio with tables and shelf space

Supplemental Programming During Workshop:
Professional Practices Lecture Series with Caitlin Brown:
–Business of Art: Part 1: The Organized Artist/Getting Down to Business
–Business of Art: Part 2: I Made All This Stuff- Now What?! Packing, Shipping, Photography, and Repair
–Every one from any workshop can attend this for free

Demonstration and Lecture Series provided by Alfred Summer Ceramic Workshop Instructors, Alfred Faculty, and Staff.

MostArts Festival

Raku Extravaganza

Materials Fees:
Each workshop/studio has an upfront materials fee. For this Ceramic Workshop, includes 50 lbs. of clay (one box), glazes, and firings. Additional boxed clay is available for individual purchase in the Grinding Room. No personal tools are supplied.

Ceramic Workshop Tools:
Suggested tool lists will be provided for specific workshops upon registration. Our studios do not provide buckets, banding wheels, bats, rolling pins, and other small tools. Tools are available for purchase in the Grinding Room, the Alfred University Bookstore, or Tinkertown – our local hardware store. Please inquire if you are unsure if you should bring a tool, or if the studio is equipped with it.

Contact Information:
Email Summer Ceramics
Phone: 607-871-2413
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