Classes/Events 2015

 Copper Bowl Workshop with Ed Gray


Native American Indians living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan discovered outcroppings of a very pure form of copper ore, the most pure in the world. They forged tools from the copper to fit their life needs. This workshop with artist Jikiwe (Ed Gray) will follow the same ancient methods. Workshop participants will form a copper bowl by using primitive tools. The copper bowl will be annealed by fire until the forming process is completed. The bowl can then be embellished with beads, and/or found objects. Class size is limited and on a “first come-first served” basis. All classes start promptly at 9 a.m. Come and learn ancient techniques of copper bowl forging using a stump for an anvil, a stone for a hammer, and an open pit fire for annealing. This class is taught using teachings from the Ancestors. RAIN, SNOW OR SHINE.

As stated above, first come – first served basis. Pre-registration and payment is a must.

Bring: mat or chair, rain and or snow gear, and a brown bag lunch.

When: April 28

Time: 9 a.m. until 2:00 or 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $155

Where: At the home of Ed Gray: 25548 Millioinaire Street, Calumet, MI
Call the Calumet Art Center at 934-2228 or Ed at 281-3494 for more information and directions.

Spirit of Clay III”

Snow Bank Smoke Fire Winter 2014 2Experience the processes of hand building which includes: the Korean method of coiling to build a vessel; the use of the potter’s wheel; texturing and the use of terra sigillata. We will then bisque fire and then smoke fire these clay pieces. Pre-registration and payment required.

Class Dates: April 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 May 4, 7
Class Times: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $145
Materials: $45
Firing: $20



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