Hi, my name is Ryan LaBar, and in this workshop, I will take you on “content in process journey” starting with wheel throwing parts to create a library of building blocks, then planning and composing a composition, and finally glazing, building, and firing.
When you buy this workshop, you get:
- Watch my Online Workshop
- The workshop will be around 1 hour long.
- Bonus Q&A
- Join my bonus Q&A where I answered questions about my process face-to-face
- Lifetime Access to the Replays
- The workshop and the Q&A are recorded, and you will have lifetime access to it. You can watch it online, or download it to your device to watch offline at any time
After this workshop, you could be making amazing work like this:
Working with clay, I fabricate individual wheel thrown elements. These, together with other clay parts, are carefully stacked on top of each other to compose a layered and woven structure. The constructs melt, bend and fuse inside a kiln, revealing tensions through a synchronized dance. The result is an integrated sculpture: busy, piled and chaotic, yet rested, balanced, and composed. The works are systems of causality, where process and materiality become metaphor of time and material relationships with artist standing at center.
Ryan LaBar grew up in Great Falls Montana in the United States. He received a degree in Biology and Art from Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington. In 1999 he moved to Helena Montana and set up a studio. He has worked as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, the LH Project, California State University Long Beach, Caldera, including international residencies with exhibitions in China, Bali, Poland, Denmark, Korea and the Philippines. He has spent time at the Kohler factory in Wisconsin and Meissen Manufaktur in Germany. Ryan received his MFA at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and was the topic of Nebraska Television’s Nebraska Story. In late 2014, Ryan relinquished his position as the program director of the LH Project to pursue opportunities in Jingdezhen China. There he has built Lab Arts, a personal studio and innovation center.