The Francis Marion University Artist and Lecture Series will host a ceramics demonstration by visiting artist Dannon Rhudy on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center Ceramics Lab (HFAC 121).
The workshop is free and open to the public.
Ms. Rhudy, a nationally recognized potter from Paris, Texas, will demonstrate a variety of handbuilding and throwing techniques as she constructs her unique, heavily
textured, pottery forms. She will also present a slide show of her current work.
In addition to the Saturday demonstration, Ms. Rhudy will work with FMU
students on Friday, April 16, assisting them in the loading and firing of a paper sagger. This process utilizes the smoking and flashing characteristics of a traditional pit fire, but in a safer, more controlled environment.
The students’ pottery will be loaded into paper saggers and fired in a gas kiln. The kiln will be unloaded Saturday afternoon during the workshop, allowing Ms. Rhudy to share these techniques, processes and results with those in attendance.
There will be a short break for a potluck lunch on Saturday. Participants are invited to bring a food dish to share with other workshop attendees.
For more information, contact Doug Gray, assistant professor of ceramics, at 843-661-1535.