Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina: Workshop, Brian Ransom - Ceramic Musical Instruments & Sounding Sculptures

Students in this class will make and tune a variety of ceramic musical instruments and sound-producing sculptures. The class will cover many of the handbuilding, throwing, and assembling techniques I use to make my own sounding sculptures and musical instruments. We will cover clay bodies, firing techniques (particularly vapor firing) and the formal and informal sculptural processes used in creating sounding ceramics.

Penland School of Crafts

Brian Ransom, professor of visual art at Eckerd College (FL); National Endowment for the Arts and Fulbright-Hays fellowships; musical compositions used in film soundtracks and ballet scores; exhibitions: Baltimore Clayworks, Mint Museum (NC), The Clay Studio (Philadelphia).

Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 09:30 to Friday, June 21, 2013 - 16:00