Shimpo Ceramics Workshop

with Karen Wise

June 8th 10:00-2:00
$ 25.00
(Braintree, MA location)

June 9th 10:00-2:30
$ 25.00
(Portland,ME location)

Karen Wise received her Bachelors Degree from Northeastern Illinois University where she majored in Art and Secondary education and Middle School education with an emphasis in studio ceramics. Karen currently works for Shimpo Ceramics, a pottery equipment manufacturer, full time. She travels the U.S. giving pottery demonstrations on her artwork with slide shows on historical and contemporary artists and techniques. Her pieces are displayed at shows across the country. She currently resides in Seattle, WA but can be found in numerous states across the US throughout the year.

Karen will talk about the history of Shimpo Ceramics while she demonstrates throwing various forms on the Whisper wheel. As well as her carving technique with glaze inlay, a little handbuilding and quadruple-layer glaze technique on her new bourgeoisie line of pieces.