May 9, 2007

Visiting Artists at the 92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York City


Complex Slab Forms with Margaret Bohls

Thu and Fri, May 31 and Jun 1, 2007, 9:30am-3:30pm

Build functional yet inventive forms using porcelain slabs. Participants explore a breadth of possibilities using soft and stiff slab techniques to create forms ranging from organic and gestured to clean and architectural. Class covers the development of ideas as well as alternate ways of making spouts, lids and handles. Demonstration of ways to create and use paper patterns included.

Throwing White with Sanam Emami

Thu and Fri, Jul 5 and 6, 2007, 9:30am-3:30pm

Move closer to becoming an expert at working with porcelain! Come study with master potter Sanam Emami and explore pattern, surface, glaze and throwing techniques


Mixed Media Techniques for Jewelers and Metalsmiths with Diane Falkenhagen

Fri and Sun, Jun 22 and 24, 10am-4pm

Delve into a variety of jewelry-making techniques. Discover the properties of non-conventional materials, innovative surface treatments and cold connections for jewelry. Experiment with plastics, glass, polymer clay, wood, shell, bone and eggshell. Explore the applicability of fine arts media such as paint, hard wax, metal leaf, colored pencil and more. Learn joining techniques such as riveting, pegging, bolting, tabbing and pronging. Problem solving sessions focus on creative solutions to the technical challenges of mixed media fabrication.

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