In Marko Fields' workshop Printmaking in Clay and Building Vessels with Decorated Slabs, students will be introduced to carving their own press molds for various uses - tiles, trays, bowls, etc. As well, students will be introduced to easy image transfer methods for inlaid slip and underglaze transfer techniques.
Students will be guided through the process of pouring their own plaster hump, slump or tile molds, which they will in turn use for producing a body of work. This workshop is results-driven and will include quick demos on handles, cylinders from slabs, cylinders from dowels and better clay boxes/envelope vessels. Materials will be provided, along with the use of tools.
Check back for further details and registration info! Marko Fields, BFA, University of Kansas, MFA, Kansas State University, has taught at the college level for 20 years, most recently as Professor and Resident Artist at Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. He has also worked for ten years as Publications Director for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), serving as Publisher & Art Director for the past ten annual NCECA Journals. Fields is a McKnight Fellow (2008), as well as the recipient of the Kansas Art Fellowship.
Marko lives in NE Minneapolis with his wife Amy, and two rescue dogs from Mexico, Molly and Piper. He left academia two years ago and resigned his position with NCECA nine months ago, in both cases to devote more attention to his brainchild, Mojo Coffee Gallery, located in the California Building, NE Minneapolis. Marko’s studio is also located in the California Building. He continues to travel regularly to Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico, where he works with potters, representing many of them in Mojo Coffee Gallery’s offering of extraordinary ceramics. Additionally, Marko is a longtime blues/R&B singer/songwriter/musician, curently with the band, The Royal Hiptites.