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March 2022 - Two Day Workshop

Holly McKeen is a studio potter from Chilliwack, British Columbia. This two day workshop will explore the intricacies of Crystalline, Aventurine and other specialty glazes including “strike” firing techniques with two firing demonstrations in both oxidation and reduction. Included will be instruction on building the portable post fire reduction kiln that we will fire together. Also expect slides of Holly McKeen’s varied works, with discussion of different surface treatments, personal experiences, glaze recipes, firing schedules and troubleshooting for these complex glazes, as well as information regarding her signature Silver Nitrate and Molybdenum specialty glazes. This workshop will, time permitting, include demos and discussion on creating some forms well suited to Crystalline glazes. Withdrawals will not be refunded after February 1, 2022 for this workshop.

Holly McKeen is an internationally recognized ceramicist and has exhibited and presented workshops across North America, and by invitation at Escola de Ceramica de La Bisbal, Spain. She has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times and TerrArt – Revista Ceramica Contemporania of Barcelona as well as other periodicals and guild publications. Holly has gained increased recognition with recent regional awards for her unique vessels and work as a professional potter, and she is currently moving her ceramic studies toward a broader array of special effects glazes on porcelain, featuring earthen and rare-earth materials. Holly’s work incorporates many years of experience with the precision formulation and application of complex glazes, utilizing atmospheric controls and computerized technologies that are punctuated by the connected play of heat and flame.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $195.00

Non-Member: $225.00


Saturday

Andy's process for using crystalline glazes puts a high emphasis on consistency and efficiency without sacrificing beauty. Glaze catchers are not needed and there are no surprises when he opens the kiln. Andy will share 4 of his recipes, how he applies the glaze, what firing schedule he uses and other helpful tips. The workshop will include a lecture by Andy, a demonstration and an opportunity for you to glaze two of his mugs and take them home with you. No secret will be held back and you will be able to ask whatever you want! The workshop will also include a printed hand out.
Ages 17 and up.

Andy first learned Ceramics from his father, Ray Boswell, a production potter born out of the American Arts and Crafts Tradition. Andy continued his education at the Rochester Institute of Technology and learned from Rick Hirsch, Julia Galloway and Liz Howe. After college Andy met Phil Hamling, a Ceramic Engineer who had a strong interest in Crystalline Glazes and a more scientific approach. Phil was Andy's mentor and provided the foundation needed to bring everything together and do what he does now.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $195.00

Non-Member: $225.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $80.00