Saturday 17th AND Sunday 18th April9:30am-5.00pm
A two-day intensive workshop with artist Ruth Ju-shih Li.
COST $390 per person, $350 concession (full time student)(for the concession price please call the gallery at 0490749854 to book)
• Workshop fee (6 classes spread out in the two days)
• Access to specific tools and some of the artist’s moulds• Clay (porcelain, eathernware)
• Slip-cast bass for sculpture
• Morning and afternoon tea
• Artist talk, open studio
•Guy Warren Studio for workshops/artist talks
•Artist studio for open studio
•Students/artists who already have prior knowledge of ceramics/clay
• Students/artists who are looking to further develop their technical skills
• Students/artists who are looking to further develop their understanding of porcelain and experiment with unique methods of making
•Students/artists who are interested in finding out more about overseas residencies and the logistics of balancing overseas studio and exhibitions
Filled with demonstrations, artist talks, discussions, as well as six intensive practical activities to develop technical skills. Explore and experiment with local Australian porcelain, learn to make press moulds and test the unique techniques the artist has developed over years of experimentation.
This workshop will emphasize on meticulous and detailed technical skills while developing your understanding of porcelain as a material. In this workshop you are going to learn:
• Plaster press mould making
• Various flower making techniques
• Tendril making techniques
• Lupine and snapdragon making techniques
• The artist’s unique assembling technique and signature dot glazing
• Demonstration on specific unique techniques
• Artist open studio and artist talk (Q&A)
By the end of the workshop, you will have learned many different hand-forming, press moulding and assembling techniques as well as a strong foundation in flower making techniques. Participants will be guided to develop and create their own sculpture to demonstrate their new found skills and knowledge.
Porcelain Intensive Ceramics Workshop with RUTH LI
Ruth Ju-shih Li is a Taiwanese-Australian artist whose works combine traditional, modern and abstract forms in order to examine the cultural confluence of identity as a global language. A recurring motif is her meditation on the fragile nature of self in relation to the paradoxes of time, life, death and spirituality.
Since graduating from the National Art School in 2013, Li has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally in Taiwan, China, Korea, Turkey and Thailand. Some notable recent exhibitions include the Korean International Ceramic Biennale, solo exhibitions at the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Tsing Hua university and the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. Her works are held in public collections of Taoxichuan Museum, China, Jingdezhen China museum, China and Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan. She won the Emerging Artist prize at North Sydney Art Prize in 2019 and is represented by MAY SPACE.
Li has been invited to host workshops and talks at Yingge Ceramics Museum and National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Turkey and Hua Hin International Contemporary Arts Residency, Thailand.