July 10 - 14
Skill level: Some handbuilding experience necessary.
The focus of this workshop will be to investigate human anatomy, posture and gesture to communicate complex emotion and narrative context for figurative sculpture. Details of hands and feet, clothing, hair and facial expression will be stressed to further create personality and character in these dynamic sculptures. Working from photographs, and building solid on simple armatures, Kevin will lead participants through the process of constructing full figures 20 – 24” tall. Once the armatures are removed, the pieces will be hollowed and completed. Discussion will address finishing processes, and pieces will be bisque fired after the workshop.
Kevin Rohde received his BA from Keystone College, PA and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is an award winning artist/sculptor having received fellowships at Northern Clay Center, MN, and Baltimore Clayworks, where he is currently a Resident Artist. Most recently, he was an Artist in Residence at Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. He maintains a rigorous studio practice, exhibiting nationally, and was featured as a 2014 Emerging Artist in Ceramics Monthly Magazine. Kevin is currently an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Towson University in Towson, MD, as well as at George Washington University in Washington, DC.