Smokestack Pottery is hosting a two day workshop with Alex
Zablocki Saturday November 18th , 1:30 to 5:30
and Sunday November 19th, 9:00 to 3:oo.
$125.00 Clay and glaze firing provided.
Call Sue Collentine to register. 970-484-8183
In this two-day workshop, Alex Zablocki will discuss and demonstrate
methods that focus on the manipulation and alteration of wheel thrown objects.
Using pots as a canvas, Zablocki will demonstrate a number of altering
techniques crucial to his practice, along with various methods to jazz up your
ceramic surfaces such as slip inlay, wax relief and slip image transferring. Using primarily the potter’s
wheel, Alex will explore ideas and take students on a journey through various
approaches to utilitarian forms and surfaces. Participants will gain
insight into how Zablocki uses these methods to transform objects thrown on the
potter’s wheel into something exciting and fresh, further expanding the range
of his work. These exercises will give students the opportunity to develop
their own vocabulary within the medium, as they will be encouraged to think
outside of what’s comfortable and familiar.
American ceramic artist Alex Zablocki’s work takes apart the
ceramic vessel and re-animates its constituent parts. He incorporates vestiges
of utilitarian ceramics and allows them to perform freely as comic objects
frozen in acrobatic recombination. The proper anatomy of the vessel is let
loose and the assembled parts slip along viscous saturations of colored glaze.
In 2008, Alex received his Bachelor in Fine Arts from Finlandia University and
has since then pursued two Post-Bachelor programs at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln and Colorado State University where he worked with artists;
Del Harrow, Sanam Emami, Gail Kendall, Pete Pinnell and Eddie Dominguez. In
2017 he received his Master of Fine Arts from The New York State College of
Ceramics at Alfred University. His work has been shown both nationally and
internationally at a wide range of galleries and art centers such as, The
Archie Bray Foundation in Helena Montana and The CC Gallery in Taiwan. His work
can be found in the M.F.A. collection of Alfred’s Ceramic Arts Museum ACAM in
Alfred, NY and the private collections of Robert Pfannebecker and John and
Andrea Gill. Alex currently resides and works in Fort Collins
THE NEXT SESSION OF CLASSES BEGINS THE WEEK OF November 14th
$165 for this 5 week class with plenty of open studio time.
Tuesday November 14th - 4 to 7pm
Wednesday November 14th - 10am to 1pm
Wednesday November 14th - 6 to 9pm
Thursday November 15th - 5 to 8pm
HAPPY HOUR THROW DOWN!!!
You bring the drinks I provide the snacks. We throw pots for two hours and make up to four pieces. I can host up to 12 people. Please call to make your reservation. $40 per person. All pots are oven, dishwasher and microwave safe.
You can reach Sue at 970-484-8183 . We are looking forward to hearing from you. You can also contact us at our e-mail address: email@example.com. Or, stop in and see us: 119 East Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
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