Local ceramics lovers have an opportunity to rub shoulders with renowned artist Kenyon Hansen when he holds a workshop from 10 AM to 5 PM April 7-9, 2016, at the Morean Center for Clay.
Kenyon is currently a professor at Finlandia University in northern Michigan. His “Kenyon Hansen: Hands-on Demonstration” will feature three days of showcasing how he makes his work from start to finish. Kenyon will also be loading Morean Center for Clay’s cross-draft soda kiln with workshop participants and doing a Cone 10 reduction soda firing.
Hansen’s work is architectural, beautiful, fully functional and now you can see how he makes his amazing art up close and personal, says Morean Center for Clay manager Matt Schiemann.
“Kenyon Hansen is a phenomenal artist and it will be a great honor for St. Petersburg and Morean Center for Clay to host him and his fun and very informative workshop next month,” says Schiemann. “I know the workshop guests will really enjoy Kenyon’s inspiration and creativity over the three days.”
Workshop participants are encouraged to bring up to three bisque-fired pieces that are no larger than 9 inches. Please ensure your clay is rated for ‘Cone 10’ or higher.
WHAT: “Kenyon Hansen: Hands-on Demonstration” workshop
WHEN: 10 AM to 5 PM April 7-9, 2016
WHERE: Morean Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg
COST: $175 (Includes a Cone 10 soda firing) Register Here
Kenyon Hansen’s exhibition at Morean Center for Clay premieres April 9, and will be on view through May 31. FREE and open to the public Tues thru Sat.
The historic Seaboard Train Station known as the Morean Center for Clay, at 420 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg’s Warehouse Arts District, has become one of the largest working potteries in the United States. Tuesday-through-Saturday, the Morean Center for Clay buzzes with fun activity, from artists in residence activity to exhibitions, classes, workshops, youth camps, parties, weddings, corporate outings and more.