Jason Walker: Personal Narrative Hands-on Workshop
Sunday, July 21, 6–8pm, Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26, 9–4pm
Join Jason Walker for Personal Narrative, a week-long, hands-on workshop coinciding with his exhibition Personal Encounters at Ferrin Contemporary in nearby, North Adams. In this five-day workshop, Jason will demonstrate his techniques of hand-building with porcelain. Jason will also share all of his secrets painting on bone-dry forms with underglaze. He will discuss techniques and philosophies of combining 2-D imagery with 3-D form and how to start creating your own personal vocabulary of imagery into a personal narrative. Each student will have hands-on experience working with porcelain, painting with underglaze and much one-on-one instruction from Jason. No experience is required. Limited to 10.
Walker received a BFA from Utah State University and an MFA from Penn State University. He has exhibited and taught widely including at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., Haystack Mountain School for the Crafts, Penland School for the Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China and the International Ceramics Workshop, Kecskemet, Hungary, South Korea, Ireland and France. Walker has been awarded a 2009 NCECA International Residency Fellowship and a 2014 Artist Trust Fellowship from Washington State, as well as the Taunt Fellowship award at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. His work is included in collections at the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco: De Young, the Carnegie Mellon Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, Arizona and the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.
The workshop begins Sunday night, with a slide presentation and a group dinner (6–8 pm). The hands-on workshop will run from 9 am–4 pm Monday-Friday at Project Art in Cummington, MA. A Gallery Talk and Reception will take place Thursday, July 25th, 5–7 pm at Ferrin Contemporary in North Adams, MA where Walker’s solo exhibition Personal Encounters is on view July 6th–August 10th.
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Tuition and Payment
Tuition for the 7 day workshop is $950, and the additional materials fee is $150. The material fee covers the costs of clay, underglazes, glazes, and firings, and selected tools.
A $250 deposit is due with registration, and the full payment is due by July 1st. Please pay by check or money order, payable to Project Art, 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. Open to participants age 18 and above, and students of all experience levels are welcome.
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Deposits are refundable until June 21st, less a $50 administrative fee. After June 21st, we cannot offer a refund unless we are able to enroll a replacement from the waiting list. If we are able to replace you with a participant from the waiting list, a full refund will be issued, less a $50 administrative fee. This workshop will run pending a minimum enrollment.
Housing and Meals
Housing and meals are not provided. It is the responsibility of each student to arrange housing and meals independently. We keep a list of possible housing options updated HERE.
Location and Dates
Project Art is located at 54 Main Street in Cummington, MA, 01026. The workshop will run daily 9am–4pm. The workshop begins at 9am on Sunday, July 21st and ends at 4pm on Saturday, July 26th.
Hartford, CT (airport code BDL) and Albany, NY (airport code ALB) are the two closest regional airports. Cummington is a rural community, and we recommend participants rent a car or drive to us. There is no public transportation in the Cummington area. With advance notice, pick up and drop off to the airport can be arranged for $100 per airport pick up (each way).