Trial by Tile – Holly Hughes
July 23 - July 27| $800
July 23 – 27
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $125
Class limit: 8
Register now by making a non-refundable $300 deposit.
Exquisite and humble at once, the decorated tile has fascinated painters and ceramic artists throughout the centuries and across many cultures. This fun and informative hands-on workshop will encourage participants to develop a visual vocabulary of marks and imagery deployed in glaze on tile. We will begin with pre-made bisqueware, for practical purposes, and focus our efforts on painting and brushwork. Sources in nature, visual culture and art history will serve as starting points. We’ll explore the individual tile as well images that cross the grid with at least two firings during the week. Participants will be encouraged to experiment, moving between the improvisational and the planned and between abstract and descriptive imagery. This class will emphasize variation, discovery, and individual style as we expand our curated appreciation of the varied history and uses of this fascinating medium; its storytelling capacity, modularity, rhythmic potential, and inspiring design temptations. All experience levels are welcome.
Holly Hughes was born in San Antonio, Texas. Hughes works in studios both on NYC’s Lower East Side and in old barn in Ghent in Columbia County, NY. She is a Full Professor at Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches graduate and undergraduate students. Her resume details many solo and group shows in New York: Dru Arstark Gallery, David Beitzel Gallery, Piezo Electric, Philippe Briet Gallery, Graham Modern, One Penn Plaza, P.S. 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, The Work Space, A. I. R., etc.