Lecture Series and Events

Lecture Series and Events

Makers Collective   Laney Art Club

Join a group of makers and creatives in the Art Center for experimentation, collaboration and community.  

Laney Art Department Lecture Series

Past Visiting Artists

Summer 2023
Ceramic Visiting Artists

Press-mold & Paper Clay Techniques 
taught by Wesley Wright and Malia Landis 

Saturday June 10th 10am -4pm 

Non Student Rate $70
Student Rate $50 
10% off for Laney Students use code LNYSTDNT at checkout

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Join Wes and Malia for a collaborative workshop with hands on demonstrations!

The workshop will begin with lectures discussing the broader applications of their process, followed by concurrent demonstrations.  Wesley will use larger press molds to construct an animal totem while Malia will construct flower and plant forms in paper clay to be added to the totem toward the end of the demonstration.  Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the hands on demonstration and work alongside each artist.  Use of press molds, ceramic sculpting techniques and how to approach working with paper clay will all be covered…. plus so much more! Join us for the fun.

  Wesley Wright

  Malia Landis

Handbuilding, Surfacing & Play…Oh My!
taught by Didem Mert

Saturday July 8th 10am -3pm

Non Student Rate  $75
Student Rate  $60

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Join Didem Mert for a one day Lecture and Hands-on Demonstration!

Put a childlike sense of PLAY back into your clay practice with visiting artist instructor Didem Mert (she/they)!  Those with some clay experience are all welcome for this “handy” workshop.  Didem will teach participants how to make slab build vessels, over three different handle designs, coil and pinched and paddled large coil vessels, jewelry and more!  Oh, you thought we were only going to learn constructing and building techniques in this workshop?  Guess again!  Didem will also show participants how to use underglazes, stencils and more to create one of a kind surfaces that POP and feel alive!  Participants should bring one bisqued piece to try out different surfacing techniques and materials during the workshop.  Come play in clay! 

Didem Mert

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