WORKSHOP 4/27 Expanded Shino Glaze & Carbon Trap Firing with Joe Hicks
Joe Hick’s popular Shino Workshop with special District Clay Carbon Trap Firing has been expanded to include new Shino application techniques and firing schedules.
These include new demos on masking and use of ceramic decals. Students will be able to use these techniques on their bisqued pots when they apply glazes*. These techniques are well suited to Shino’s sensitivity to glaze thickness and will give potters the ability to integrate fascinating textures and patterns into your work. Decals will be supplied.
As with previous workshops, your work will be fired in District Clay’s gas reduction kiln during a special 18-hour Carbon Trap Firing following the workshop.
As an added bonus, participants will be notified just prior to the kiln reaching reduction temperatures Sunday morning so that they may come in and see how Joe manipulates the kiln at this critical stage to create carbon trap effects. Students are also encouraged to come in Tuesday evening for a special kiln opening with Joe to discuss the results.
Students will also receive an updated 3rd edition of Joe’s Comprehensive Shino Glaze Manual.
*Hicks Shino, Malcolm Davis Shino and Malcolm Davis Red Shino
Workshop: Saturday, April 27 1-5 pm, plus District Clay firing (4/28) and kiln opening (4/30, 6 pm)
Participants bring: up to 5 bisqued pots to be glazed and fired (cone 10 stoneware or porcelain, no large platters or pots over 10” in height).
Joe will give a free artist talk for his solo show open at the District Clay Gallery on Saturday evening, March 23rd.
Since 2001, Joe Hicks has been living and working in the Washington DC area, where he moved after receiving a BA in Art from Shippensburg University in 2000. He enrolled at The George Washington University earning his MFA in Ceramics in 2005. He directed the ceramics program at Gallaudet University from 2008 through 2013, and was an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at The George Washington University from 2006 to 2013. Presently, he is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Marymount University, where he leads the ceramics and 3D design programs.
Joe currently maintains a studio for his own ceramic vessels and functional work, and participates in ceramic and sculptural exhibitions on the regional and national level. Joe has been working with Shino glazes for over a decade and knows intimately the ins and outs of this most fickle and beautiful of Japanese inspired glazes. In 2018, Joe curated the Shino Splendor Show at the District Clay Gallery.
Joe's latest work will be featured in the District Clay Gallery for a Solo Show from March 23 - April 27th.