‘Kurinuki’ workshop with Kevin Andrew Morris Ceramics from DAS
This Art Weekender provides an opportunity to learn ‘Kurinuki’; a method of hand building with clay. ‘Kurinuki’ originates from Japan and translates ‘to hollow’ deriving from a traditional technique used to make pottery. This method involves the act of carving away from a single block of clay in the search for a unique form.
Participants are invited to learn a different method of hand building with clay.
You will spend the weekend learning a traditional Japanese technique called ‘Kurinuki’ which involves a meditative process of carving away from a single block of clay.
Throughout the two-day workshop you will learn a new sculptural way of working in your search for an individual form.
Over the weekend, you will be able to make up to two separate functional pots that can be decorated using coloured slips.
Following this, your Kurinuki pots can be bisque fired and collected at a later date.
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This course will be delivered on campus over Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 - 16:30 each day.
- Minimum of 8 students, maximum of 12 in the group
- 12 hours of teaching in total over 2 days. 9:30 - 16:30 each day with a 30 minute lunch break and 15 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon.
This course is not formally assessed.
Staff Delivering on this Course
Kevin Andrew Morris Ceramics
Often referred to as a ‘Nomadic Ceramicist’ Kevin Andrew Morris is motivated by an investigation of his own family heritage and material culture. His work engages with concepts of craft, material and place. Based in Aberdeen, Morris exhibits work both nationally and internationally, working with a range of artists, institutions, and various public projects.
Opportunities to travel, research and make work internationally are important to him as are opportunities to work locally. He considers participation and engagement an opportunity for him to learn new skills, in turn, feeding the development of his own creative practice.
Deemouth Artist Studios
Studios for artists, designers and makers situated within the Deemouth Business Centre in Torry. Exhibition support services are also available to both tenants and non-tenants.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
This workshop is suitable for beginners.
All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of the course.
For Academic Year 2022/2023
Course fee: £160 per person
The fee is to be paid as part of sign up process and prior to workshop date.
After completing the registration form, you will be directed to the payment page. Your place on the course is not confirmed until payment has been received. If you have any difficulties locating the payment link or if you have registered for this course but have not completed the payment form, please contact us for a direct link to pay which will bypass registration.
Essential core materials are provided.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, however participants should bring their own lunch as most catering outlets on campus are closed during the weekend.
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
If minimum participant numbers for this course are not met, the course will be cancelled and participants will receive a full refund.
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