This eight-session course encourages investigation of the relationships between form, narrative, and design. Each student will create a three-item collection of three-dimensional ceramic forms, embellished with two-dimensional glaze treatments based on original drawings. Group discussions will highlight other forms of sequential storytelling and both historical and contemporary artists working in this tradition. Demonstrations of building and glazing techniques and critique sessions will support students in their exploration and contemporary application of the materials.
Alyssa Block is an artist living in San Francisco, California. She utilizes the solitary activity of drawing as a through-line between sculptures, animations, and designed objects which examine temporality, identity, and personal growth. She has exhibited her work throughout the Bay Area, including at Bass & Reiner and Gallery 16, and her functional objects have been sold through independent publishers and retailers such as Chronicle Books, The Thing Quarterly, and Rare Device.View Gallery »