Kazu Oba: Functional Ceramics
January 20th & 21st, 2018
Influenced by apprenticeships with two masters, one of sculpture and one functional ceramics, and adding experience as a chef, Kazu brings an acute awareness of beauty and functionality to his creations. Join us as he demonstrates various throwing and trimming techniques and get a chance to test out what you learn!
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Early Bird Price (Available through December 31st) - $175
Full Price (After January 1st) - $190
Production Casting with Martin Kastner
Martin Kastner gave an impressive overview of his custom-designed production process during the workshop last weekend. He collaborates with elite hospitality and food industry icons to create custom functional ware from ceramics, wood, metal, glass, and other materials. Each client project offers a unique problem, which Martin helps solve using traditional techniques coupled with modern technologies. He showed workshop participants his process from beginning to end. Starting with how to define the problem, to prototypes, CAD drawings, and pattern making. Then, how to perfectly mix plaster every time. Followed by mold-making and various casting methods, including his $50 work-around for a $180,000 manufacturing process. Students made molds using found objects and left with a whole new perspective on the art of functional ware.
Read about Martin and his work: Martin Kastner's Bio
And thank you to The Studio Boulder for hosting Martin's Artist Talk!
Your Voice in Clay with Jim Lorio
Huge thanks to Jim Lorio for his hands-on workshop on July 15 & 16, 2017. Jim Lorio, local master potter, shared some fascinating insights into his pottery and the way we can build connections to our work. Check out some photographs from the weekend below. Images from Bob Crifasi.
Tea Vessels with Kouta Shimazaki
Thank you to Kouta Shimazaki for leading a wonderful workshop, April 22 & 23, 2017!
For more information on Kouta Shimazaki and his work in San Diego,
visit San Diego Ceramic Connection.
Classical Sculpture with Marcello Giorgi
We want to give enormous thanks to Marcello Giorgi for leading the Artist Talk & Demonstration and the Two-Day Classical Sculpture Workshop in January, 2017.
And thank you to The Studio Boulder for hosting the Talk & Demonstration!