Participate in a one day workshop led by ceramic artist Robert Lugo. The workshop is in conjunction with our new exhibition, This is the living vessel: person. This is what matters. This is our universe. curated by Anders Ruhwald.
Participants in the workshop will be asked to complete an improvisational and instinctive writing component that will then be combined with the writing of other participants. These written accounts of previous life experiences will be used to give direction to a workshop in overglaze application (china painting) on ceramic objects. China painting has been used historically since ancient China to paint wares for royalty; china painting allows makers to apply color in a way that will look similar to its post-fired state.
This workshop will work to both teach participants technical skills that can add to their practice as well as to help them develop how performative writing can be used to develop narrative. Considering Elizabeth King’s notion of “process saves us from the poverty of our own intent,” participants will be asked to work instinctively and collaboratively to both see how china painting can be used as well as how to work
through creative blocks.