Six Steps to Throwing Bliss | July 27th & 28th, 2013
“Six Steps to Throwing Bliss” has been designed for the beginning through advanced level wheel throwers. During this two day intensive, we will cover the basic six steps to throwing bliss, tall cylinders, dry shaping techniques, faceting, coil throwing/rim additions, and discuss pottery fundamentals such as form, function, line quality, proportion, visual terminations, and surface embellishment techniques.
Andy Ruble creates sculptures that explore the hybridization of organic and architectural structure. As objects in nature and manmade objects reflect the same natural laws, his work shows how the analogous structures of both are important to the survival of the whole. His work simultaneously conveys the beauty of natural arches and the grace of cathedral naves. Currently Director of Ceramics at Foothill College and tenured faculty member, Andy has held prior teaching posts at Cabrillo College, Monterey Peninsula College, Southeastern Louisiana University, and he has worked as West Coast MFA advisor and mentor for the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He holds an MFA from Louisiana State University and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Andy was the 2010 winner of the internationally juried exhibition “Feats of Clay” and winner of several California Clay Competition Awards including Best of Show in 2006. This past year Andy has been awarded the prestigious Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship ($20,000 award). His Fellowship exhibition was held at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, CA January through March 2012. Andy maintains his own studio at the Tannery Arts Center in downtown Santa Cruz, CA.
More information on Andy can be found at www.andyruble.com.