Sunshine Cobb recently completed a long-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation and now maintains a studio in Helena, Montana. She throws and handbuilds her functional forms, and enhances the surfaces with brightly colored slips. Sunshine received a B.A. in studio art from the California State University, Sacramento, in 2004, and an M.F.A. in ceramics at Utah State University in 2010. She has taught workshops across the country, and her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions. Her latest book, The Beginner’s Guide to Hand Building, hit the shelves in September!
After three years of studying for a civil engineering degree at the University of Tennessee, Michael Kline discovered clay, which turned out to be a life-changing event. He eventually graduated with a B.F.A. in ceramics and became a full-time studio potter in 1993. He has maintained a studio in Bakersville, North Carolina, since the late ’90s. The surfaces of his stoneware pots are slipped, stamped and inlaid, then wood/salt fired. Michael has taught a number of workshops across the country, and his work has been published in several books and featured in exhibitions throughout the United States.
FUNCTIONAL CERAMICS WORKSHOP & EXHIBITION
In 1977, Phyllis Blair Clark and the College of Wooster Art Department hosted the “Wooster Workshop,” with artists Ginny and Tom Marsh as demonstrators. A total of 35 students attended. That workshop—and the accompanying exhibition—expanded over the years thanks to Clark’s guidance, eventually becoming the highly regarded “Functional Ceramics Workshop.” In 1987, Clark moved the event to the newly renovated Wayne Center for the Arts. Over 200 artists attended that year. In 2012, she handed the reigns (and the whistle!) over to Ohio Designer Craftsmen. We are honored to continue the tradition of presenting outstanding workshops to a community of potters.
OHIO DESIGNER CRAFTSMEN AND THE OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM
Established in 1963, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, located in Columbus, Ohio, is a nonprofit organization that supports artists and the community through year-round programming. ODC organizes three fine craft fairs, as well as “Functional Ceramics Workshop,” and owns and operates the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, where we present exhibitions of fine craft and offer educational programming for all ages and skill levels. Ongoing funding for Ohio Designer Craftsmen is provided by the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Foundation. For further information about the organization and its mission, click here.
Wayne Center for the Arts
237 S. Walnut St.
Ohio Designer Craftsmen
1665 W. Fifth Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43212
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