The weather finally cooperated and Richard James briefly demonstrated some of his throwing skills and then showed off several sculpting techniques for his Second Saturday. Throughout the day, he worked on a large terra cotta figure that one lucky attendee took home to Nebraska to fire (the image below shows the figure braced with wooden rulers to protect it for the ride), with detailed instructions from Richard.
Trivia from the day: Richard is the first Second Saturday artist to work while wearing a tie… around his neck… tied normally like a business person (possibly a Windsor knot, but we’re not too familiar with neckties around Brackers!).
Third Thursday was on hiatus for the month since Cindy and Jeanette were in Milwaukee, WI for the NCECA Conference. But before Cindy left, she did record an awesome video for our Friday Fun video series on creating beveled edges on slab tiles.
Cindy returned from NCECA full of ideas for workshops. We have a few artists we are looking into, and want your input! Click below to take our poll!
|Back in August, 2013, Eric Stearns was our featured Second Saturday Artist. We had a live webcast during his demo, which you can see below. Every single person who watched his demo begged us to invite Eric back for a more formal two-day workshop. How could we say no? |
Our two-day workshop (June 7-8, 2014) with Eric Stearns will include his pierced and incised work and he will share how he makes double-walled pots. More information will be available in the next two weeks. Register by April 12 for $200. After that date, the price is $250. Our two-day workshops include lunch on both days. If you need a hotel, check this site for a list.
Have you struggled with smoothing the canvas texture off of your slab? Would you like to create nice beveled edges on 4″ or 2″ tiles? Do you want a clean canvas upon which to impress your texture? Once you’ve view the video Cindy recorded (shown here!), it might just solve ALL of those problems for you! AND we even created two customizable kits for you (a 4″ Slabtastic Kit and a 2″ Slabtastic Kit), full of the products in the video! Just use the coupon code SmoothSlabs at the end of checkout to get 20% off either kit (or both)!