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Apr 28 Jun 30 '22
*No classes June 23
Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Adult
Discover hand building, which includes slab building, slump molded forms, and throwing on the potter’s wheel.

From basic thrown or hand-built forms you’ll create mugs, bowls, and platters. You’ll also learn glazing and decorating techniques to finish your work and develop your own ideas related to functional and non-functional forms.

Please note there will be no class June 23 to allow clay to dry for final bisque firing.

To help ensure the comfort and safety of all students and instructors, masks or face coverings are mandatory while in classrooms, and proof of vaccination is required for students ages 12+.  You can read more about our safety measures here.

Instructor

Reid Flock

Before his first introduction to clay at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Reid majored in English literature and violin at the University of Western Ontario. After mentoring with Canadian ceramist Kayo O’Young in 1998 and studying at Sheridan College School of Ceramic Design, Reid moved to Ibaraki, Japan where he lived and studied ceramics for nine years. He returned to Canada in 2009 and has established his studio practice in Hamilton ON. Reid’s professional career as an experimental ceramic artist continues to grow since his first exhibition in 2007. In 2014, he was awarded the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics and in 2016 was shortlisted for the Gardiner Museum Permanent Sculpture Competition. Reid is currently studying at the University of Manitoba and in his second year of an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture.

“I have learned that we each hold our idea of what functionality is and to what purpose it retains as key to universality. For me, the literal sense of functionality with bowls, teapots, plates, and cups and saucers becomes something greater. As objects they, in a sense, hold memory and nuances of place. It starts with hands in clay to throwing on a potter’s wheel to hand building forms. It is all part of the great endeavour towards self-actualization as clayographer, if you will. Because clay happens to represent the better in positive nuances in the grand form of oldest professions. Clay propels the peripheral stories of our experiences and connects us to dialogue for millennia. No cables required.”

BACKGROUND & TRAINING

University of Western Ontario

Sheridan College School of Ceramic Design

Mentorship with Kayo O’Young

Nine year residency in Japan

University of Manitoba, MFA 2022

Instructor’s Website

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