Object & Identity with Sharif Bey

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Object & Identity with Sharif Bey

Time: January 26, 2013 to January 27, 2013
Location: Society of Contemporary Craft
Street: 2100 Smallman Street
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map: http://www.contemporarycraft.…
Phone: 412.261.7003
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Society for Contemporary Craft
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2012

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Sharif Bey, visiting artist from Syracuse, NY

Sharif infuses the objects he makes, both ceremonial and functional, with his own cultural and political voice. He returns to his native Pittsburgh to teach Object & Identity on Saturday & Sunday, January 26—27.

Students in this two-day workshop will work with clay and mixed media to create sculptural objects that challenge and expand notions of object, identity, ritual, function and adornment.  Pinch, coil and simple molds will be used to construct objects of cultural, historical, political and personal meaning,  Then students will further develop unique surfaces by layering traditional and commercial finishes, including glazes, oxides, slips and terra sigillata, with non-ceramic materials, such as nail and shoe polishes, paste wax, permanent markers, acrylic paintsm spray paints and polyurathane.

Tuition: $200

Materials fee: $15

To register, call 412.261.7003 or visit contemporarycraft.org

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Comment by The Justified Sinner on November 29, 2012 at 6:17am

Would love to go to this one, but, alas! I'm over here!

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