Visiting Artist Workshop: Victoria Christen at the KIA

March 19-20

Posted: March 3, 2011
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Department: Development
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

Ceramic Workshop 2011

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' Kirk Newman Art School is pleased to present ceramicist Victoria Christen for a two-day Visiting Artist Workshop on March 19-20, 9 am - 5 pm.

KIA Members: $120
Non-Members: $130

Studio 5 Limit 20

Please note that a non-refundable cancellation fee of $25 will be charged. No refunds after March 4, 2011.

The workshop is titled Construed Forms/Slipped Surfaces Ceramics Workshop; Christen will demonstrate constructing pots from thrown- and hand-built parts using terra cotta clay. Through the use of colored slips and terra sigillatas, she will explore the relationship between form and surface for functional pottery.

Victoria will demonstrate a variety of application techniques for surface decoration from the use of flat areas of color, to loose needle carved drawing, to delicate brushwork. This workshop is open to all skill levels.

Victoria will also give a talk about her work and influences.

Victoria Christen lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is a full-time studio potter. She has been a resident artist at Guldagaard, the International Ceramics Research Center in Denmark and the Archie Bray Foundation, in Montana. She has given many workshops across the United States. Victoria has been the recipient of an NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award, two Minnesota Arts Board Grants, and a travel grant to Japan. To learn more about Victoria, please visit her website at

To register, please visit the website and visit class schedule, or call (269) 349-7775 ext. 3101.