This 8-week workshop offers an introduction to hand building with clay to create sculptural vessels and or containers. Learn how to build with the coil process while exploring the idea of creating an homage to your family and ancestors. Aesthetic choices can reference anything from boxes, baskets, chests, drawers, to reliquaries, urns, butsudans (a Buddhist family alter), and more. Consider form and function while translating the idea of a container into something uniquely personal.
All experience levels are welcome.
This 8-session workshop takes place on Saturdays: April 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 28; June 4, and 11.
Instructor: Akiko Jackson is from Kahuku, a rural north shore community on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts and is a current Artist in Residence at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Jackson has been the recipient of fellowships and residencies throughout the country for the last 13 years and looks forward to creating a homebase in the greater Philadelphia and surrounding communities.
Scholarships available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Supported, in part, by The Dina Wind Foundation.