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Tony Clennell Workshop - Your work is a gift

September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pmSunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Rosemary Swan, Director of the Gloucester Pottery School endorsement of the Tony Clennell Workshop:"This workshop will lift your abilities from wherever you are to the next stage. You will make a piece that will enable you to continue the progression of your work and in turn increase your repertoire."Now open for registration!Here is an opportunity for you to spend a weekend being inspired while enriching your pottery techniques in a participatory workshop with one of the best master potters out there. You will be encouraged to make larger one of a kind projects in a state-of-the-art facility with the all the expertise you require.Tony Clennell, MFA, RCABiography: Tony is a second generation potter that has taught workshops in Canada, USA, Japan, China, Korea, Wales and Italy. He has a Master of Fine Arts from Utah State University and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He has written more than 55 articles for ceramic journals and is exhibited in museums and collections in North America, Europe and Asia. http://smokieclennell.blogspot.ca/Outline: "Your Work is a Gift"The workshop will focus on larger than life utilitarian pottery for occasional use. Attention will be paid to the details of large casseroles, pitchers, bowls, baskets and plates so they may be used for celebration and presentation.Tony's specialty over the years has been sectional or composite throwing where he adds many pieces together to make one vessel. He has developed a signature with the use of thrown, pulled and hand built handles. Extreme handles are his specialty.His recent work has included puncheong stamping and the use of thick slips for a tactile geological surface to the work. The maker's marks and details of process are what he is interested in leaving in the finished work.Although he does wood firing he has made his living for the past decade almost exclusively glazing and firing a carbon trap shino glaze over multiple slips in a gas fired kiln.On the Sunday afternoon depending on the size of the group it is often worth while to include a group critique. Each participant is invited to bring along one of their favourite pieces for the "No Holds Barred Critique".. 245 Centrum Blvd.Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1.. Event Details. Location: 245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa