Red Dot Gallery is pleased to announce "Lid Handle Spout," a gallery exhibit and two-day demonstration workshop by Internationally renowned ceramicist Fong Choo, October 9 - 11, 2015. A reception for the artist will be held Friday the 9th from 5 to 8 pm. For his workshop in the Red Dot clay studio on the 10th and 11th, Fong will demonstrate his process for making teapot forms from start to finish, including handle-making and glaze techniques and recipes. The gallery exhibit will run through the end of November.
“One must push the limits, test the waters, search, prod and explore the many boundaries of clay,” says Fong. His work has received numerous awards from prestigious institutions including The Smithsonian Craft Show, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The American Craft Exposition. He is an adjunct faculty member at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, and remains committed to a life as a practicing studio potter.
The teapot is arguably one of the most challenging and intriguing forms in clay. Fong will demonstrate the hand building and wheel thrown work required to explore the teapot form, with an emphasis on “play.” There will also be demonstrations with simple homemade tools to use on teapots along with unique gadgets and ‘doo dads’ designed for use in the studio.
“We are honored and excited about Fong’s show and demo,” says Red Dot owner and clay instructor Scott Bennett.” He is known for giving some of the best workshops in the clay arena, and his artwork is unique and precious. He’s been a good friend for many years, and we are finally getting him to make an appearance in Birmingham.”
The workshop is limited to 10 people, and the cost is $95 for the two day workshop with lunch on your own on Saturday and a pot luck on Sunday.