2002 Workshop Weekend

"On Center at Centre"

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Join us for

"ON CENTER AT CENTRE"

WORKSHOP WEEKEND

August 9~10, 2002

 

This two-day workshop is designed to help craftspeople and artists of all skill levels add a new dimension to their craftwork. A combination of hands-on instruction and demonstrations will be led by regionally and nationally known craft artists. Each workshop is designed to teach craft artists traditional and modern techniques by allowing participation in, or the observation of, the following media: polymer clay, glass, clay, wood, and fiber.

 

Presented by

* Kentucky Craft Marketing Program

* Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation

 

In partnership with

* Centre College

 

With special assistance from

* Kentucky Arts Council

* Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen

* Sheltowee Artisans

 

 

THE PRESENTERS 

JANE BURCH COCHRAN of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, has been a full-time

artist for more than 20 years. Her distinctive art quilts are laden with

intricate patterns of buttons, beads and brush strokes, teeming with color and

power, and filled with compelling representations of our collective everyday

lives. Cochran has made her name with art quilts -- true visual delights that

were never created to cover a bed! She has received numerous awards.

 

DEREK HARDING was born in Rockland, Massachusetts. He became

interested in diverse approaches to clay at the University of Massachusetts,

Dartmouth. As Richard Shaw’s mold-making assistant at Philips Andover

Academy, he produced a multitude of molds that were used for the

exhibition, "Robert Hudson and Richard Shaw: New Ceramic Sculpture,"

in 1998. Derek’s own investigations are about the exploitation of design

and the combining of visual elements that lure one to the object. He received 

a BFA in commercial illustration from Hartford Art School

and an MFA from Louisiana State University. He is studio manager and

mold-maker at Roseberry-Winn Pottery and Tile and teaches at the

Community College of Rhode Island and local workshops.

 

GWEN HEFFNER has been a teacher, writer, independent curator, and

master potter for more than 30 years. She is the designer of her own line

of porcelain pottery and is the owner of Contemporary Artifacts Gallery in

Berea, Kentucky. She has taught porcelain workshops at craft schools and

universities throughout the country.

 

DONNA KATO of Florissant, Colorado, is a well-known polymer clay

artist, author and product developer. Her book, "The Art of Polymer

Clay," remains one of the most popular texts in the field. She is best known

for her technical innovation and ability to present concepts in a clear,

concise and organized manner.

 

CHE RHODES is Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University,

Carbondale, and head of the prestigious glass department. A former

student with Stephen Powell at Centre College in Danville, he received an

MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Pennsylvania, where he

was awarded a "Future Faculty" Fellowship. His work in blown and cast

glass can be seen at galleries throughout the region, including the Marta

Hewett Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky. Rhodes is a member of the Board

of the Glass Art Society.

 

EMILIO SANTINI was born in Murano, Italy, into a noble family with a

600-year glassblowing tradition. His father, a glassblower and self-taught

lampworker, was his first teacher. At age 11, he began working at a glass

factory. At 17, his father started teaching him lampworking. Now a

resident of Williamsburg, VA, he has resumed blowing glass at the furnace

and is completing his new studio, which will include facilities for

glassblowing, casing, and lampworking. His work is featured in numerous

private and museum collections around the world.

 

REBEKKA SEIGEL, who is known for making some of the most

eye-catching art quilts in the country, began working with fiber twenty-seven

years ago. For her first quilt, Rebekka used one of her grandmother’s

patterns but had already envisioned a novel approach to this traditional

craft. She currently teaches quilting to students in schools across Kentucky

where she participates in artist-in-residence programs, and she teaches at

the Morehead Institute for Arts and Education, a professional

development program for teachers. She also does special commission

pieces, such as eleven, special poster-size quilts that were presented to the

winners of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts last year.

 

DAVID WRIGHT is a traditional chair maker from Berea. He says, "It

has been my intent to take the Windsor form and improve various aspects

of the chair. The construction of the chair needs no tinkering at all. The

joinery of the originals was supreme. But with better tools and knowledge

of the characteristics of wood, better proportions can be achieved in the

Windsor design. My chairs are handmade in the true sense. This is 18th

Century technology at work, producing chairs in a dust-free, quiet work

environment. I choose to make one chair at a time, devoting my energy

into seeing that each is expertly made for my customer.”

 

LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLES

Veteran members of the Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen,

who represent a vast range of expertise in the craft industry,

will facilitate roundtable discussions on product development.

The topics will range from packaging to prototypes. These open

discussions will provide the participants with a network of

artisans to help analyze new ideas and continue discussions,

long after the conference.

 

RUDE OSOLNIK AWARD

At the dinner on Friday evening, August 9, a Kentucky craftsperson will

be honored with the seventh-annual Rude Osolnik Award, presented

for outstanding contributions to the Kentucky craft community.

Previous recipients are Alma Lesch, Emily Wolfson, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval,

Homer Ledford, Joseph Molinaro and Stephen Rolfe Powell.

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Three scholarships (one or two-day conference fees) will be awarded, based

on financial need and potential benefit. If interested, please indicate on

registration form, and an application will be forwarded. Application deadline

is Monday, July 22, 2002.

 

REGISTRATION

Attendees may register for Friday or Saturday, or for both days. (Fee schedule

is below.) The annual Rude Osolnik Award Dinner is optional, with an

additional fee of $25.

PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2002. Duplicate this

form for additional registrants. Questions? Please call 1.800.446.0102

or 502.589.0102.

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Workshop Registration

Please circle one workshop for each session (Refer to previous descriptions). Confirmation packets with maps will be sent upon registration.

Morning Afternoon

Friday 1A 1B 1C 1D 2A 2B 2C 2D 2E

Saturday 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 4A 4B 4C 4D

 

Fees ~ Circle all that apply and total below.

KY Resident               Out-of-State                 Student

Friday Sessions only                  $ 40.00                       $ 55.00                         $ 20.00

Saturday Sessions only              $ 40.00                       $ 55.00                         $ 20.00

Both Friday and Saturday          $ 65.00                       $ 90.00                         $ 30.00

Award Presentation Dinner        $ 25.00                       $ 25.00                         $ 25.00

Friday Box Lunch                      $ 7.00                         $ 7.00                         $ 7.00

Saturday Box Lunch                   $ 7.00                         $ 7.00                         $ 7.00

_ I would like a vegetarian dinner and/or vegetarian box lunch.

Number of additional attendees for the Award Dinner _____________

TOTAL ENCLOSED $ _____________

_ Please send me a scholarship application.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE ~ Monday, July 22, 2002.

Credit Card Payment ~ VISA MASTERCARD AMERICAN EXPRESS

(please circle)

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Return form with payment to:

Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation

609 West Main Street

Louisville, KY 40202~4246

Phone: 502.589.0102  Fax: 502.589.0154  E-mail: kacf@aye.net

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Reservations should be made by Monday, July 15, 2002.

Rooms have been blocked at Hampton Inn, located at 100 Montgomery Way

(U.S. 150 Bypass) in Danville. When calling for reservations, be sure to specify that

you are attending the "CRAFT WORKSHOP."

Hampton Inn

100 Montgomery Way (U.S. 150 Bypass)

Danville, KY 40422

Phone: 859.236.6200

Rate: $69 + tax

(HOTEL ROOM IS NOT INCLUDED IN WORKSHOP FEE)

 

FRIDAY WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Narrative Fiber Art: Inspiration and Application - Part 1: "Inspiration" 

Jane Burch Cochran and Rebekka Seigel ~ These workshops will be team

taught by two of the finest narrative artists in the country. While in some

ways similar, each has distinctive working techniques that embrace their love

of using fiber art to tell stories. In this first session, each artist will give insight

into her respective working techniques and illustrate how inspiration, ideas,

and research are transformed into works of art. Class size is limited.

 

Narrative Fiber Art: Inspiration and Application - Part 2: "Application" 

Jane Burch Cochran and Rebekka Seigel ~ Following the morning session,

participants will be guided from the inspirational concept stage to the

practical stages of laying out, planning, and finishing a project. Participants

can use this session to begin creating a piece to be worked on in the

Saturday sessions, or finished on their own. A materials list will be provided

to registrants. Class size is limited.

 

"Introduction to Hot Glass"  Che Rhodes ~ This workshop will focus on

the primary skills needed to create basic shapes in the hot shop. Students will

learn about the layout and mechanics of the hot shop and its equipment. Che will 

introduce students to gathering glass, using tools and marving, to

create basic shapes.

 

“The Windsor Chair: The Art of Hand Tooled Furniture Making”  David

Wright ~ The main aspects of Windsor chair-making will be accomplished

in this workshop. These aspects include basic hand tool use, how to carve

seats, how to turn legs, how to bend arms and assembly procedures.

In between these activities, added themes, such as the history of the chair

form, how to acquire material, how to finish, etc. will be discussed.

 

"Into White 1: Throwing Porcelain Forms"  Gwen Heffner ~ This

Porcelain potter will show participants how to discover the endless variations

possible by carving porcelain. Participants will throw porcelain forms on the

wheel to carve and will also work on flat surfaces. Gwen will teach how to

design positive/negative imagery and the basics of carving low relief in

porcelain. Class size is limited.

 

"Beginning Millefiori Pattern Techniques in Polymer Clay"  Donna Kato ~

Creating images in logs or rods of clay is one of the most intriguing of

polymer clay applications. In this class, participants will begin with the

simplest of images, then move into division, reassembly, and reduction of

canes to create complex patterns.

 

"Mold-Making 1"  Derek Harding ~ This two-part demonstration is

designed to explore mold-making, using plaster as a plastic medium. Aspects

of the class include turning a standard potter’s wheel into a plaster lathe,

mold-making from plaster positives, handling and decorating sprig molds,

and altering plaster positives to create a variation from one vessel or shape.

 

"Venetian-Style Goblet Making at the Torch"  Emilio Santini ~

This demonstration, by one of the most inventive and exciting flameworkers

today, will explore the techniques of glassblowing at the torch. Venetian-style

goblet making will be the major focus of the demonstration.

 

SATURDAY WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Narrative Fiber Art: Inspiration and Application - Part 3: "Appliqué and

Embroidery"  Jane Burch Cochran and Rebekka Seigel ~ Rebekka’s work is a

mixture of traditional quilting techniques combined with a contemporary view

of the world. This session will introduce participants to her use of appliqué and

embroidery techniques used to create her narrative work. These workshops will

be team taught, with instruction from both artists in the various aspects of their

art. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to have taken parts 1 & 2 of

this series of workshops to obtain the greatest benefit from this session.

A materials list will be provided to registrants. Class size is limited.

 

Narrative Fiber Art: Inspiration and Application - Part 4: "Surface

Embellishment"  Jane Burch Cochran and Rebekka Seigel ~ Jane is best

known for the rich, ornate, textural surfaces of her fiber pieces. This session will

introduce participants to her use of a wide variety of materials from found

objects and buttons, to clothing and painted fabric, to illuminate her ideas in a

narrative fashion. These workshops will be team taught, with instruction from

both artists in the various aspects of their art. Participants are encouraged, but

not required, to have taken parts 1 & 2 of this workshop series to obtain the

greatest benefit from this session. A materials list will be provided to registrants.

Class size is limited.

 

"Introduction to Hot Glass"  Che Rhodes ~ (This workshop is a repeat

of Friday’s workshop.)

 

“The Windsor Chair: The Art of Hand Tooled Furniture Making” 

David Wright ~ David will continue with his demonstration showing all

aspects of forming and constructing a Windsor-style chair. Day two of his demo

will involve combining chair parts created on day one into the finished product.

 

"Into White 2: Low Relief Carving"  Gwen Heffner ~ Gwen will continue to

show participants how to discover the endless variations possible by carving

porcelain. Participants who want to throw on the wheel and carve their own

three-dimensional forms are encouraged to attend the Friday session to make

the forms that they will then carve in the Saturday session. For Saturday-session

only participants, there will be flat porcelain surfaces available to carve.

Class size is limited.

 

"Venetian-Style Human Figure Sculpting at the Torch"  Emilio Santini ~

This flame-working demonstration will explore the techniques of hot sculpting

at the torch. The human figure will be the major focus of the demonstration.

 

"Polymer Clay Box Form"  Donna Kato ~ In this class, participants will

create a box pendant form with a lid! Once the base box is made, it will be

covered with a pattern sheet that will utilize the mica shift properties of the clay.

Once the box and lid are cured, and if time permits, the pieces will be finished

by sanding and polishing them.

 

"Mold-Making 2"  Derek Harding ~ The second part of this demonstration

continues the exploration of mold-making, using plaster as a plastic medium.

Aspects of the class include turning a standard potter’s wheel into a plaster lathe,

mold-making from plaster positives, handling and decorating sprig molds, and

altering plaster positives to create a variation from one vessel or shape.

 

AGENDA

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

8:30 a.m. ~ 9:00 a.m. Registration in the Jones Visual Art Center

9:00 a.m. ~ 10:00 a.m. General Assembly in the Science Center

10:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions in the Jones Visual Art Center

Session 1

1A Narrative Fiber Art ~ Part 1: "Inspiration"

1B "Introduction to Hot Glass"

1C “The Windsor Chair: The Art of Hand Tooled Furniture Making”

1D "Into White 1: Throwing Porcelain Forms"

1:00 p.m. ~ 2:00 p.m. Lunch in the Cowan Dining Hall

2:00 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions in the Jones Visual Art Center

Session 2

2A Narrative Fiber Art ~ Part 2: "Application"

2B "Introduction to Hot Glass (cont.)"

2C "Beginning Millefiori Pattern Techniques in Polymer Clay"

2D "Mold~Making 1"

2E "Venetian~Style Goblet Making at the Torch"

6:00 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m. Reception/award dinner

(Carnegie Club at Centre)

8:30 p.m. ~ 9:30 p.m. Stephen Rolfe Powell demonstration

(Jones Visual Art Center)

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

8:30 a.m. ~ 9:00 a.m. Registration in the Jones Visual Art Center

9:00 a.m. ~ 10:00 a.m. General Assembly in the Science Center

10:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions in the Jones Visual Art Center

Session 3

3A Narrative Fiber Art ~ Part 3: "Appliqué and Embroidery"

3B "Introduction to Hot Glass"

3C “The Windsor Chair: The Art of Hand Tooled Furniture Making”

3D "Into White 2: Low Relief Carving"

3E "Venetian~Style Human Figure Sculpting at the Torch"

1:00 p.m. ~ 2:00 p.m. Luncheon Roundtables (Cowan Dining Hall)

Sponsored by Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen

2:00 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions in the Jones Visual Art Center

Session 4

4A Narrative Fiber Art ~ Part 4: "Surface Embellishment"

4B "Introduction to Hot Glass (cont.)"

4C "Polymer Clay Box Form"

4D "Mold~Making 2"

 

 

LOCATIONS

Workshops

Centre College

Jones Visual Art Center

209 Beatty Avenue

Danville, Kentucky 40422

859.238.5200

 

Friday Night Dinner/Rude Osolnik Award Presentation

Centre College

Carnegie Club

Corner of College and Walnut Streets

Danville, Kentucky 40422

859.236.2744

 

Friday Night Glassblowing Demonstration

by Stephen Powell

Centre College

Jones Visual Art Center

209 Beatty Avenue

Danville, Kentucky 40422

859.238.5200

 

Saturday Roundtable Box Luncheon

Centre College

Cowan Dining Hall

Across from the Carnegie Club / Walnut Street

Danville, Kentucky 40422

859.236.2744

 


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