Spangler to Teach Summer Workshop
Shawn Spangler will teach a summer workshop from July 2 to 6 at prestigious Sante Fe Clay in New Mexico. This will be the 15th summer series at Sante Fe Clay.
Shawn’s workshop is titled Structuring Compositions: Exploring Wheel Thrown Forms.
Complex, articulated pots are often created by assembling multiple wheel thrown parts. Using porcelain clay, students will begin by creating a variety of components on the wheel, and will then play with editing and arranging these components to make dynamic composite forms. Handles, spouts and lids will then be incorporated to add complexity to the forms. Demonstrations and conversations will address elements of design such as scale, proportion, line and volume. Dry work will be bisque fired.
Shawn Spangler recently completed a long-term residency at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Western Illinois University. He holds a BFA in ceramics from Penn State University and an MFA from Alfred University. He was a resident artist in Sanbao, China in 2003, an experience that strongly influenced his work. He exhibits nationally, and has lectured and taught workshops at many venues across the US.