**REGISTER NOW** Intense Wheel Throwing (Intermediate to Advanced Level)
Intense Wheel Throwing (Intermediate to Advanced Level)
Date: September 12 – September 26, 2023 (Tuesdays, 3 weeks)
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Instructor: Glenn Lewis
Fee: $100 plus HST (Members) | Fee: $115 plus HST (Non-Members)
Make It Natural – How does a skill become second nature? Join Glenn Lewis as he explores traditional throwing methods while explaining what tacit knowledge is, and its role in helping to develop one’s natural ability. By focusing on the repetition of certain forms (ie: mugs and bowls), Glenn Lewis will give us a sneak peek into his creative world, and impart some of the knowledge he has gained over his 87 years, pulling from such experiences as: being an apprentice in Bernard Leach’s Pottery (1961-63), and from attending residencies in Japan, at both Shigaraki and Bizen, where they still use clay, skills, and practices established in the 12th Century.
**Students should have some experience in throwing and are able to centre properly. Each workshop is 4hrs with a break for lunch/rest) Class fees includes the use of tools, equipment, firings and glazes. Students can purchase clay from the centre. ($30/bag)
Glenn was born on Vancouver Island in 1935 and he lives and works in Vancouver. He graduated from the Vancouver School of Art (1954-58) and apprenticed with the potter, Bernard Leach in Cornwall (1961-63). An innovative, first-generation, post-modern mixed media artist, Lewis has worked with pottery, sculpture, performance, mail art, collage, photographs, video and installation since the early 1960s. The scope and intellectual pursuits of his work range across concept, fiction, myth and community concerns.
Lewis was instrumental in the formation and work of collective artists’ organizations: Intermedia (1967-75), and Western Front (1973-87) in Vancouver; and served on a number of arts organizations: the Board of Directors of: LIVE Vancouver Performance Art Festival (2007-present); Vancouver Art Gallery (1986-87); Vice President of the Association of National Non-Profit Artist Centres (ANNPAC) (1980-81); Vancouver Art Gallery (1973-76); Director, Western Front Society, Vancouver Art Gallery (1974-87); Intermedia Society, Vancouver (1970-72); taught ceramics: University of BC (1964-67, and 1971-74); N.Y. State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, New York State (1970-71); worked as Head of Media Arts, Canada Council, Ottawa (1987-90), organized and founding Director of Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden (2005-06). Lewis has also received several awards, including six Canada Council grants (1967 – 2020); Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts (2017), and an honorary doctorate from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2023.
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