Clay By The Bay is thrilled to be hosting Alex Simon (@makegoodchoices) for our JUNE 2022 workshop artist.
100% of the registration proceeds will be donated DIRECTLY to the artist, to support the ever growing community of talent we strive to nurture
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Hi! My name is Alex Simon (she/her)! I am a queer Sparkle Queen, ceramic artist, Jewnicorn, forever camp kid, rhinestoner, dog-milf, and extroverted-Aries who is currently making magical art in Portland, OR. Everything I make is about my unique experience in this world as a multifaceted extravagant being. After graduating from Bennington College with a concentration in Visual Arts, I followed my heart and adventurous soul westward, landing in Oregon. Before starting my own business, I worked in multiple production pottery studios as a mold-maker and slip-caster. When I’m not covered in clay, I’m tending to my secret alley garden, bedazzling everything within reach, salting everything I can’t glitter, obsessing over my perfect dog Frankie, and probably looking at (and impulse purchasing) rainbow sequin outfits on the internet.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Come explore the exciting world of plaster mold-making for slip casting, with Ceramic Sparkle Queen Alex Simon! In this workshop, we will dive into the process of choosing a prototype, the construction of a basic two-part mold, and learn about the materials/process/math/logistics/love that go into this technical endeavor. Alex will demo all of the steps of making a two-part mold, and then will assist in helping students make their very own molds in a fun collaborative atmosphere for this 2-day workshop.
WORKSHOP MATERIALS REQUIRED: CBTB will provide
WORKSHOP TIME & LOCATION: Friday night will be an Artist Talk from 7-9pm where everyone in the community is invited to meet & greet the artist and hear more about their craft!
Saturday & Sunday from 11am-5pm (Moldmaking taking a little longer!) you will have a reserved seat to learn from the artist and work along side them to expand your ceramic skillset! Registration will be for BOTH events, and a lunch break will be included.
All activities will be hosted at Clay By The Bay's facilities (1618 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, 94109)
We can't wait for you to join us!