Roadrunner Ceramics and Alamo City Pottery Workshop
Mike Stumbras - The Beauty & Horror of Existential Uncertainty
Date: Jul 21 - 23, 2023 (Fri - Sun)
Time: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Roadrunner Ceramics / 12747 Cimarron Path / San Antonio, TX 78249
Cost: $350 / person
Mike Stumbras makes ceramic vessels that are inspired by 18th and 19th century European production ware. His work is created primarily on the potter’s wheel with the immediacy and individuality attributed to hand processes and alternative firing methods. In this workshop, Mike will give an overview of his process from start to finish with a particular emphasis on surface composition on porcelain. He'll demonstrate slip trailing, water etching with shellac, spray glazing techniques and applying gold luster. Mike will give technical advice and speak about his design philosophy as it relates to historical production pottery. Glaze recipes and handouts will be provided.
Mike was born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at St. Olaf College, where he received a BFA in Studio Arts and BS in Biology in 2007. Stumbras received an MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University in 2017. Stumbras has completed residencies across the country including 323 Clay in Kansas City, Missouri; The Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York; and the Carbondale Clay Center in Carbondale, Colorado.
Snacks and drinks are included. This should be a fun and informative workshop.