This program is canceled.
Gain insight into the techniques and artistry behind Qin and Han dynasty earthenware sculptures with Objects Conservator Vicki Parry, then work with the owners of La Mano Pottery to try your hand at traditional forming techniques including coil work, press molds, and joining during this three-session (May 6, 13, 20) workshop.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220).
Education programs are made possible by The Freeman Foundation.
This workshop meets in The Met's galleries and studios. Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited. This three-session workshop is sold as one unit and individual dates cannot be purchased. The fee is $215 for the three-day workshop (includes Museum admission and materials). Registration ends at noon on the Tuesday before the first day of the course. Limited student discounts are available; a student ID must be presented at the first class. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-570-3961 to receive information about student pricing.
Peggy Clarke, Diane Waller, and Julie Hadley jointly own La Mano ceramic studio. Since 2001, they have developed their own craft and ceramic style while fostering the creative development of hundreds of other ceramic artists. Currently, all three are working ceramicists, with a practice of getting dirty each and every day. Their work has been featured in galleries, restaurants, and personal collections around the world.
Vicki Parry, Conservator, began work at The Met in 2002, and is responsible for the conservation of all ceramics in the Department of Asian Art. She also conserves other decorative arts in the collection made from a variety of materials such as jade, cloisonné enamel, amber, bamboo, rattan, and lacquer.