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Description: This Fall, the Mill welcomes Visiting Artist-in-Residence Sam Chung to the Ceramics Studio. During his residency, Sam will give a demo during Cool Fusion: Festival of 1000 Bowls and an Artist Talk on Tuesday, September 17 in addition to teaching this inventive and exciting wheel-throwing workshop. During the 2-day workshop, students will learn to make flask and jar forms from multiple parts: body, foot and neck. Students will create a traditional Korean moon jar made from two bowl forms that will be assembled and trimmed using a chuck. Students will also create an “off-axis” flask or bottle form by throwing a body composed of two bowls and re-orienting it sideways to assemble the foot and neck. Sam will demonstrate how to cut and alter works to create the cloud shaped protrusions in preparation for 2D surface design. The workshop attendees will finish surfaces by exploring white slip brushing techniques in the spirit of traditional Korean Buncheong stoneware pottery. 

The goal of this workshop is to build skills in making large-scaled forms made from multiple parts and to expand one’s vocabulary of pottery forms.

Level: Beginner or Intermediate - some wheel and hand building experience required. Please contact us with questions. 

Please note: Registration will close Friday, September 13 at midnight.

Supply fee includes: 

  • Half bag of clay (More clay may be purchased during the class if needed)
  • A portion of your supply fee covers studio maintenance

Students should bring: 

  • Throwing Tools (needle, footing stick,metal rib,sponge, wire tool, chamois, calipers, trimmingtools)
  • Compass ToolCarving Tools (optional)
  • X-acto knife (or similar)
  • Towel
  • Wide hake bamboo brush (1-2” wide) or fan brush
  • Scoring tool
  • Soft Ribs (i.e. red colored Sherrill Mudtool ribs)
  • Pony Roller (pastry roller)

About the Artist: Sam Chung is a Korean-American ceramic artist living in Phoenix, Arizona. He creates pottery that reframes historical ceramics from a cross-cultural perspective.

Sam received his MFA from Arizona State University and a BA degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. He also worked as a special post-bac student at the University of Minnesota. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007, and has been a Professor of Ceramics at Arizona State University since 2007.  He was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant in South Korea for the 2021-22 academic year.

He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally including: Harvey Preston (formerly Harvey Meadows), Duane Reed, Tansey Contemporary, Gallery IMA, Soluna Living (Korea), Ann Linnemann Gallery (Denmark), Greenwich House Pottery. Sam’s work is included in the collections of The Everson Museum (NY), Crocker Art Museum (CA), Icheon World Ceramic Center (Korea), Guldagergaard (Denmark) and San Angelo Museum (TX). He has also presented numerous lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.

About Our Programs: As a place of convergence, the Mill serves as both a community and a physical place–celebrating the power of the arts, bringing people, ideas and perspectives together. We are proud to offer adult and youth programs that focus on awareness of one’s individuality in the contexts of family, community and the natural world. Our classes & workshops are designed to inspire creativity, foster connections, and provide enriching experiences for all participants. We invite you to join us in the studio.

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