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Plates Serving Pattern with Eva Conrad
June 3 @ 1:00 pm - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
Date: Saturdays, June 3 & 10, 2023
Description: Students of all skill levels will handbuild a number of plates to explore application of patterns on. We will cover the method of creating plates through hard slab work and coil building. We will cover surface design in the greenware stage of working as well as post bisque firing. We will use slip, underglaze, and glaze to carry out layering of patterns and a visual history of painting atop the function surface of dinnerware. Students will be able to pick up their finished work and go home with 1-5 plates for their everyday use.
Tuition: $105 + $46 materials fee
Materials: Materials fee includes 10 lbs. of clay per student. Additional clay will be available for purchase from the instructor should you need more.
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded by check, to your credit card, or Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.
About the Artist
Eva Conrad (She/They) was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Eva received her BFA at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she produces ceramics and paintings out of her home studio. Prior, they relocated to Pittsburgh to complete a year-long residency at the Union Project. Eva works with repetitive patterns to create deceptive dimensions between sculptures, functional pots, and paintings. Her intuitive play with clay and paint pairs with the rigidity of these binary structured patterns to embrace the dimension of spaces between the linear understandings that society presents. Since living in Pittsburgh, activism has become a way to embody the values that their work holds and deepen the understanding of its place and purpose. Some other notable accomplishments Eva has had over the past years include, a collaborative curation project, Art in House, a year long residency at the Nth Degree Gallery and Studios, organizing an art raffle to raise reparations thought Uhuru Solidarity Movement, three solo exhibitions, participation in over a dozen group shows, attendance of a workshop at Penland School of Craft with Winnie Owens-Hart, as well as volunteering for Penland’s annual auction, and assisting her mentor Andrea Keys Connell in her studio practice.