Forever Pumpkin Carving Workshop - Oct 29th
Pumpkin Carving Workshop: All Skill Levels
Get in the fall spirit and carve your own Forever Pumpkin! This session will give you the tools to carve and paint a clay Pumpkin. Leather-hard* pumpkins handmade at Mud Lake Studio will be provided, along with carving tools, colored slips, brushes, and underglazes. Every pumpkin has a hole on the bottom to place a candle inside. Kara will give a short carving/painting demo at the beginning of the session. Sample pumpkins will be displayed to show colors and carving examples. Through out the session, Kara will be available to help anyone with questions or guidance.
Once your Pumpkin is completed, Kara will fire and glaze them. Pieces will be ready for pick-up in about 10 days. **If pieces are not picked up in a months time they will be donated.**
*Leather-hard: Clay is not bisque fired yet, and is still somewhat damp. The clay can be handled without warping, and can be carved without breaking.
October 29th 4:30 - 8:15 pm
1 hour sessions
$30 per Pumpkin (Can purchase multiple pumpkins in the workshop)
Age: 18 and up, 17 and under with Adult supervision
Premise breakdown of class: Participants will be given the tools to carve and decorate a leather hard pumpkin. Slip or underglazes will be available to create color and texture. Various carving tools can be used to create a personal Jack-o-lantern. There will also be some extra clay if leaves or extra parts want to be added. I will have sample pumpkins and color samples displayed. I will do a demo of how to carve and paint with the given tools. Participants have a choice of 3 glazes: clear, white, or black. After the session I will bisque fire, glaze, and glaze fire the pumpkins. Pick-up will be about 10 days after the session.
About the instructor:
Kara was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii and then moved to Humboldt California for college. She has been working with clay since elementary school art classes. Throughout middle and high school most of her clay experience was with hand building. She loved making detailed organic inspired creations. In college she dove into wheel throwing; she was able to combine her love for details and decoration with functional vessels. Upon moving to Bend she has reentered into the clay world. Her work is inspired by the outdoors; birds, mountains, trees, and flowers often adorn the her vessels. Kara believes that clay is a great avenue for personal expression and hopes to give her students that experience.