Richard Notkin: A Plethora of Techniques in Service of Concept

This intensive, fast paced one-day workshop will focus on Notkin’s myriad of techniques used to create sculptural forms, narrative vessels and teapots, and large scale tile murals.  Notkin is recognized as a master of sculpture, mold-making and casting techniques in clay.  Various modeling, small-scale carving and surface texturing techniques will be demonstrated by Notkin, and there will be illustrated lectures, including Richard’s development of a teapot series, from the planning/drawing stages, through prototype model fabrication, mold-making, casting/assembling/altering a finished teapot, and firing techniques.  Also illustrated will be mural design and fabrication, from relief tiles to final installation.  Lunch will provide a time for informal discussion and questions from participants on all matters of ceramic art and survival as an artist.  The workshop will end with a slide lecture chronicling Notkin’s work in ceramic art over the past four-plus decades.

Students are also requested to bring small scale tools for a hands-on exercise in the morning:  an Exacto knife, small watercolor-type brushes (suggested:  #2 and #4 round, 1/4” flat, etc.), small loop tools, etc.

The workshop will be held in the ceramics studio at:
College for Creative Studies
Kresge-Ford building
201 East Kirby, Detroit

Prices for the workshop:
Individual non MCAA member – $75

Individual MCAA member – $60

Student – $30

Students of Institutional Member schools – $15

Coffee and rolls at 8:00 am

Lunch – pizza and salad – included in ticket price.

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