“Finding One’s Path in Clay” a weekend w/ Val Cushing
“Bring your sketchbooks, two examples of your own work and join us for an awe-inspiring weekend with
master potter Val Cushing. An internationally acclaimed ceramic artist, Val taught Ceramic Art at Alfred
University for over 40 years and examples of his work and technical contributions to the field of ceramics can
be found in every major ceramics book that has been published in the past 40 years. His work is also included in
the collections of the American Craft Museum, Renwick, Brooklyn Museum and International Museum of
Ceramic Art in Japan to name a few.
During his weekend with us, he will demonstrate and discuss the process of working with clay, and learning to
develop a methodology about how to ideate and find self direction with your own work. Focus will be on using
the potter’s wheel as a tool and vehicle for expression and incorporating our own ideas and interpretation of the
world around us with our own work. Val will also discuss while demonstrating how his own artwork has
evolved over the years through his individual interpretations of nature and his continued exploration and
awareness of the world around him.”
Available for All Skill Levels
*Workshop participants should plan to participate in group discussions, bring a sketch book and a couple
examples of work (optional).