Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Regina and Area Potters’ Guild presents: Jay Kimball – Altered Vessels

Friday & Saturday, September 20 and 21, 2013

Imagine getting this look in cone 6 oxidation! Learn how Jay accomplishes this.
Come for a workshop that discusses throwing, altering and finishing in cone 6 oxidation.  You will see a vessel transform from a block of clay to one ready for bisque firing.
On Friday evening, Jay will demonstrate his throwing techniques including his technique of stretching/cracking.  Saturday, you will have a chance to practice the techniques Jay has demonstrated.
Saturday Jay will continue some throwing demonstrating types of lids and galleries, trimming.  Jay will also discuss glazes and his finishing techniques.
You will see slides of Jay’s work where he will discuss the process followed in reaching the final piece of art.  He will discuss glazing and share some of his recipes. 
To complete experience your experience at this workshop, bring some clay, your throwing tools, a heat gun if you have one, and whatever you need to take your pieces home.
Also bring your own lunch for Saturday, refreshments will be provided.

Jay Kimball is an award-winning artist living in Mervin, SK.  His artwork explores a fascination with the interplay of surface, form and colour.  Most of his pieces begin at the potter’s wheel and then got through a series of transformations before firing.  Architectural elements are carved into wet clay that frame abstract natural forms.  Apart from one constant glaze, other glazes are created intuitively, with years of experience and education guiding the chemical process. His firing method is oxidation cone six electric.  This straight forward firing contrasts the complex material manipulation that occurs during construction.
See Jay’s website for more - http://jaykimball.com/
When: Friday, September 20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Saturday September 21, 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Where: University of Regina Clay Studio, Dr. William Riddell Centre, Main Campus
            For location and parking see map at (parking free on Saturdays)
Fees: $70 for members, $90 for non-members (annual membership is $20.00)
Bring you own lunch, refreshments will be provided
Registration Deadline: September 13, 2013
For further information - call Adeline Skwara (306) 584-7979 or Sonia Abrahamson at
(306) 546-2955

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