“Textures in Clay” – a workshop with Candone Wharton

October 8 -9, TCA studio, Glenorchy H.S.

Candone Wharton

Candone Wharton is a very accomplished ceramic artist with particular expertise in raku firing, wheel-throwing and a unique basket-weave hand-building technique. She conducts workshops all over the U.S. as well as internationally and if you Google her name you’ll be able to see several sites which feature her beautiful work.

The workshop will inspire you with new techniques of surface texture and slab forms. It will open with a slide presentation of Candone’s work, travels and a brief description of Raku. Demonstrations will focus on an extensive range of surface techniques and their adaptability for hand-built and wheel-thrown projects alike. An emphasis on surface design will be explored through the use of different tools. This is a hands-on workshop, where students will be creating slab and coiled pieces.

Day one: Slide show, hand building demonstration, hands-on construction and glazing work. Day two: Raku firings and closing discussion. (Note that the raku firings will require you to have prepared bisque-fired pieces ahead of the workshop. Further information will be supplied upon receipt of enrolment)

Workshop fee: $180

If you are interested to attend, please contact me, John Watson, preferably by email: john@dmink.net (or telephone 62245809) and I’ll reply with enrolment information. We expect a strong response and as the workshop will be limited to ten participants you will need to act quickly to get in!