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    • 14 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 19 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
    • 15

    Joe Bova 

    After the Flood: Animal Ranch

    August 14-19, 2016 – 5 day workshop

    Register before July 14, 2016.  

    Join Joe in New Mexico for a 5-day hands-on workshop.  Enjoy total immersion in the beautiful landscape of Ghost Ranch while learning and making clay forms.

    Joe will demonstrate and guide the creation of zoomorphic sculptures and functional works with extraordinary animal personality and expression. Capturing human expression with the animal will be practiced and applied. Using techniques of slabs, coils, and the wheel, participants will investigate the animal figure as pot and the pot as animal figure, including essential elements like handles and spouts. Adapting repoussé, a metal working technique, to shaping clay, Joe will demonstrate manipulating basic forms from the inside to articulate the specific animal character and its gesture. Firing will be discussed as an element of the ceramic palette, in addition to applied surfaces.

    Joe Bova is a renowned ceramic artist who has taught at universities in Louisiana, Ohio, and held numerous teaching fellowships and residencies around the country and abroad. A Fulbright alumnus, a Member of the International Academy of Ceramics and a past president of NCECA, he is a leader in the national Ceramic Art community.  His commitment to excellence and education is only exceeded by the fun participants have in taking a workshop with Joe.

    See more about Joe and pictures of his work.

    Register here before July 14, 2016.  Some classes of accommodation have limited availability, so register early for best choices. 

    Here is a PDF announcement of this workshop to print and take.

    The price of the workshop registration is $575. There is a $25 discount for NMPCA members.

    Accommodation alternatives at Ghost Ranch vary from camping, rooms with shared bath, semi-private and private bath rooms.  The per night costs for accommodations range from $85 to $143 for double occupancy, including meals.

    Click here to see more information about accommodations at Ghost Ranch and other alternatives.

    If you have any questions, send us an email here


    • 22 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 27 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
    • 10

    Sheryl Zacharia 

    Bump Up the Scale - Expand Your Ideas

    August 22-27, 2016 – 5 day workshop

    Register by July 21, 2016.  

    Enjoy total immersion in the beautiful landscape of Ghost Ranch while learning from Sheryl and making clay forms.

    "Using a sculpture clay body and building with slab strips, we will create works on a larger scale. Then by cutting away we will abstract the forms and introduce negative spaces to make sculptural vessels or forms. During set up time I will show some of my tricks for making smaller functional pieces. Then I will demo layering the surfaces with the use of a crackle terra sigilatta, oxides underglaze and glaze. Sketching ideas will be encouraged to help facilitate your ideas."

    Sheryl Zacharia has 15 years experience teaching at Greenwich House Pottery as well as the West side Y in NYC and the Art School at Old Church in Demarest, NJ. She has taught a number of workshops that are enthusiastically received by attendees. In addition to many National group and Solo Exhibitions, she  treasures her opportunities to teach and share her love for clay medium and to also continue her own quest for learning.


    See more of Sheryl's work on her website at www.sherylzacharia.com

    Here is a PDF announcement of this workshop to print and take.

    The price of the workshop registration is $575.  There is a $25 discount for NMPCA members.

    Accommodation alternatives at Ghost Ranch vary from camping, rooms with shared bath, semi-private and private bath rooms.  The per night costs for accommodations range from $85 to $143 for double occupancy, including meals.

    Here is a description of accommodation choices at the Ranch and other alternatives.

    Register here before July 22, 2016.  Some classes of accommodation have limited availability, so register early for best choices. 

    If you have any questions, send us an email here

    • 09 Sep 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 11 Sep 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico

    New Mexico Connections

    NMPCA Annual Workshop

    September 9-11, 2016 – 2 day workshop

    Program and presenters to be announced in 2016.  There will be 5-7 artists, each presenting a short program of 1.5 to 3 hours on a different topic.  This popular workshop format brings together artists interested and expert in many different techniques and methods and results in a very lively exchange.  All participants learn from the presenters and from each other in the process of having great fun.

    Registration here soon!  

    • 20 Oct 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 23 Oct 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
     

    Monika Kaden

    Monika KadenExpressive Figure Sculpture : Movement and Form

    October 20-23, 2016 – 3.5 day workshop

    Register before September 19, 2016

    Join Monika Kaden, for a fun workshop on her techniques for creating expressive figurative sculptures that are filled with movement and whimsy. Learn about her process for adding movement and mass to her clay forms: from hand-built or wheel-thrown ceramics via alteration to a new sculpture.

    Leave everything behind you and create outside of traditional academia. Be inspired and be curious about form and design, proportion and body-expression, glazing and firing. 

    Monika is an internationally known sculpture, installation- and mixed media artist. She was classical trained in former East Germany, later in The Netherlands and USA. She received her MFA from Alfred University, NY. She was an Artist in Residence with the Santa Fe Art Institute, The Clay Studio Philadelphia, the Ceramic Work center ‘Den Bosch, Holland and worked with the Santa Fe Opera.  She found her permanent home in New Mexico.

    Monika Kaden

    Register now to reserve your place!  

    The price of the workshop registration is $375.  There is a $25 discount for NMPCA members.

    Accommodation alternatives at Ghost Ranch vary from camping, rooms with shared bath, semi-private and private bath rooms.  The per night costs for accommodations range from $85 to $143 for double occupancy, including meals.

    If you have any questions, send us an email here


The Slip Trail


Our newsletter, The Slip Trail, has been a feature of the NMPCA for longer than almost any single member remembers!  Keeping up with modern communication methods has meant a change in The Slip Trail format from the old paper mailed format, through the emailed pdf format, and now at online Blog...available all the time and updated as information becomes available. 

See The Slip Trail here.

Ghost Ranch Workshop:  Gallimaufry 2014



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