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Yoshi Fujii

Yoshi Fuji - Carving and Surface Embellishment


Yoshi Fuji

Yoshi Fujii is a resident artist and instructor at Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland. Yoshi moved from Japan to the United States in 1996 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture with an emphasis in ceramics in 2002. He also attended Southern Illinois University–Carbondale, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts in ceramics in 2008. Yoshi was awarded the 2008-09 Lormina Salter Fellowship at Baltimore Clayworks, the 2010 Mary E. Nyburg Fund for Artist Development at Tainan National University for the Arts in Tai- wan, and an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2015. His work has been published and shown in international exhibitions and competitions, won multiple awards, and added to collections. He is one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists of 2015 and a fellow of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi.

This two-day hands-on workshop will introduce students to surface embellishment through carving the leather-hard surface of simple forms. Yoshi will demonstrate using the potter’s wheel to create functional objects (simple cup & bowl forms) to serve as a focus for visual inspiration. Students will explore the elegant quality of porcelain and seductive beauty possible through patterns and motifs, hand-carved lines, and slip trailing to create visual and physical depth for tactility, visual richness, and communication. Previous clay experience is required, open to hand-builders or wheel-throwers. Students are encouraged to bring leather-hard pots or tiles and design references. The use of grog-free clay is highly recommended.

Yoshi Fujii • Carving and Surface Embellishment

July 8 - 9 • Tuition $180

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