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Brian Gartside Workshop

Glaze Texture & Surface Decoration - 2005

Brian Gartside will teach participants how to easily achieve color and texture on any ceramic surface. He will explain a simple and economical method for developing interesting surface treatments for any firing method. This method is relaxed, loosely approximate and celebrates the "glaze flaws" that many potters fret over. Brian's enthusiasm for this glaze revolution is infectious and will inspire anyone looking for new ways to invigorate the surface of their work.

On the first day, participants will help mix hundreds of glaze and texture samples that will be fired overnight for review the next day. Brian will then proceed to talk about and demonstrate his approach to surface design, images and decoration. He creates fascinatingly complex abstract designs inspired by elements of landscape. He will present slides of his influences and work, while demonstrating his approach to building up surface decoration utilizing the same materials that participants have tested.

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Artist talk w/slides
February 18, 7:00 pm
Free to the public
Three day Workshop
February 19 - 21
10a - 5p
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Brian Gartside Bio

Brian Gartside is a full-time professional potter from New Zealand. This is a rare opportunity to catch him in the Southeast US. Brian has been a practicing and teaching artist in art and ceramics for 35 years. The technical and aesthetic content of the workshop will be enhanced with facts, wisdom, ideas, and stories garnered from a lifetime in art and clay. Brian has taught in Hungary, England, New Zealand, the US, Finland, Canada, Ireland, and Australia. His work is found in prominent private and museum collections worldwide, and appeared recently in Clay Times. He also writes numerous technical articles for clay publications and maintains a wonderful website full of information and tons more images of his work.

Brian Gartside Resume

West of England College of Art and Birmingham Art School 1955-1960
N.D.D. & Teaching Diploma
Full Time Teaching:
Experience in High school art education ..8 years
Lecturer in Art for14 Years - 1966-1980--Colleges of Education in London UK, and in Auckland New Zealand:
Full Time Studio Potter:
Functional and table ware as well as more expressive Art ceramic pieces that employ personal imagery, unique textured surfaces and intense colour: 24 years
Resident Artist:
Northern Arizona university 1988 .
Banff centre 3 months 1990 ,
Kecskemet Hungary 2 months 1992.
Arts Council of NZ Grants
For personal development and major solo exhibition 1988.
Travel grant for glaze study 1989 .
For major project : Computer as an art visualisation tool 1994.
Travel grant for conference presentation at Helsinki
Teaching Workshops:
New Zealand 1973 to the present..... over 100 workshops in NZ. Short term teaching, Otago Poly., Wanganui Poly., Northland Poly.,ASA Art School.
Canada: Alberta,Ontario.Red Deer North Wales. Ireland :Kilkenny
USA: Aizona Texas Michigan, Florida,San Diego,SantaRosa, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara,Cerra Cosa,Phoenix, Ithaca, Oregon, New Mexico Utah.
Australia: Wollongong,Newcastle,Brisbane ,Ipswich, Maroochydore,
Rockhampton, Cairns, Townsville,
Adelaide, Tamworth, Perth, Kalgoorlie,Sydney,Melbourne, Hobart>
Guest Speaker:
NCECA San Diego 1993
NZ potters conference : Nelson 1989, Dunedin 1993.
Welsh Ceramic Biennial : Aberystwyth 1994
Network Conference, Helsinki, Finland 1996
Northern Potters Biennial, England 2000
New Mexico potters conference, Guost Ranch 2004
Regular articles for NZ Potter from 1997
Ceramic Review London 1993 1994 1995.
Pottery in Australia : 1994
Clay Times USA : 2005.
Collections and Exhibitions:
Major permanent collections in New Zealand: .Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Napier, Lower Hutt, Wanganui. NZ Foreign Affairs collection,NZ Embassies world wide.
Private collections : England, USA, Canada, Australia
Other Notes:
Extensive solo exhibition record.
Several Government commissions
Regular exhibitor in New Zealand group exhibitions since 1973
Recent Activities:
Commission for NZ EXPO Pavilion, Seville 1992
Art Residency- Banff Centre for the Arts Alberta-3 months 1990
Art Residency : Kecskemet Ceramic Studio Hungary- 2 months
Guest Presenter : International Festival, Aberystwyth 1993
Guest Presenter : NCECA Conference , San Diego 1993
Guest Presenter : NZ Society of Potters, Dunedin 1993
Guest Presenter : NZ Art Education Conference, Auckland 1992
Guest Presenter : Networks International Conference, Helsinki 1996
Guest Presenter : Fired Up North Conference,Preston Lancs England 2001
Guest Presenter : New Mexico Potters - Ghost Ranch NM 2004 1990-2005
Recent Workshops
Grossmont College San Diego USA 1990, 1992
Central Michigan University, USA, 1991,1993
Santa Rosa Community College USA 1992
Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, USA 1993
Ontario Potters Group, Hamilton, Canada 1993
Calgary Potters Group Canada. 1992
North Wales Potters group, Wales, 1993
2 week Summer School. Brisbane, Australia 1992
Tutor in Computer Painting, Unitec, Auckland 1992,1993
Metchosen Summer School, British Columbia, 1993
Bayfield College Houston,Texas, USA 1993,1994
University of Florida,Gainesville USA, 1994
Kilkenny Ceramic Studio, Ireland 1994
Potters Guild of Roswell,New Mexico USA 1995
Potters Guild of Las Cruces, New Mexico 1995
Cerra Cosa College California USA 1995
Oregon Potters Guild USA 1995
Santa Barbara Potters Guild,California USA 1995
University of Utah,Logan, Utah, USA
Summer school Red Deer, Alberta Canada, 1995,1996,1997
Wollongong Potters Group Australia 1994
Newcastle Potters Group , Australia 1993,1994
Central Coast Potters Group, Australia 1994
Beach Potters Group Yeppoon, Australia 1994
Sun Coast Potters Group,Maroochydore, Australia 1994
Cairns Potters Group,Queensland,1995
Rockhampton Potters Group, Queensland 1995
Townsville Potters Group,Queensland 1995
Tamworth College,NSW Australia 1995
South Australia Potters Group, Adelaide Australia1995
Willoughby Arts Centre, Sydney 1995
West Australia Ceramic and glass Guild, Fremantle, WA 1996
Busselton Potters Group WA 1996
Kalgoorlie College West Australia 1996
Victorian Ceramic Group, Melbourne 1997
Tasmanian Potters Society, Hobart 1997
Mastercraft week Whitiriea College 2003
Phoenix Dragon Pottery, Arizona 2003
Linda Blossom Studio :Ithaca NY State :2004
Bob Compton Studio : Vermont USA 2004
MudFire Clayworks, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 2005