Creating Large Ceramic Sculptures with Slabs, with Artist Amber Aguirre

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Full Address
78-6670 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa HI 96725
Venue
Donkey Mill Art Center
Cost
Members: $225/ Non-Members $270 - Supply fee: $70
Contact Phone Number
(808) 322-3362

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Friday-Sunday

If you work with clay then you know ceramic sculptures need to be hollow.    Learn an EASY way to go big!  Students will learn the techniques necessary to create a large figure or animal without the added time, expense and materials of working solid.  This is a technique/process workshop and finished work will not be fired at the Mill.  Supply fee includes: 50-75 lbs of clay, base and external armature that students will keep, and other materials.

 

In kindergarten, Amber made her first ceramic piece.  It was a blue ashtray with her palm-print in it.  From the moment she saw that a malleable piece of dirt could be turned into a rock hard waterproof item, she was hooked on clay.  Much later in her career (second grade) when she won the local poster contest, she knew she was destined to be an artist.  Many years later Amber received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Southern California, and then continued her education with a Masters Degree in Art Education at San Francisco State University.  At that time she also received her California teaching credential and went on to teach ceramics in the public school system.  When Amber moved to Hawaii 12 years ago, she left teaching so she could focus on her own art in earnest with an eye towards making it in the world of galleries.  45 years after making that fateful ashtray (many shows and many awards later) Amber's work is exhibited and collected internationally.  

 

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DMAC isa non-profit charitable organization offering art education for adults and youth at the historic Donkey Mill Art Center. The Center is located near the artist community of Holualoa along the Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor on the Big Island of Hawaii.  We believe that art education enriches the lives of people of all ages and abilities. For more information, call (808) 322-3362.