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Sunshine Cobb Workshop
Sunshine Cobb Workshop
Demonstration workshop by Sunshine Cobb (visiting from Helena, Montana).
Learn more about her work! http://www.sunshinecobb.com
Your Purchase holds your space in the workshop and is non-refundable.
Rat City Studios is lucky enough to score Sunshine Cobb as a workshop instructor just before she takes a year long hiatus. Her new studio in Montana is calling her away to projects galore. Enjoy her fabulous instruction and storytelling in the welcoming setting of RCS. You are sure to enjoy your learning from her!
About the Workshop
Sunshine’s demonstration will motivate you to experiment with new and old forms and methods of construction. Her workshop is geared toward creative expansion, and encourages students who attempt to use these new and old hand building techniques to embrace a process-over-product mentality. She will focus on ways this approach resonates with beginning students just discovering what the boundaries within ceramics, all the way up to advanced professionals who have worked within boundaries for years. Not all boundaries are bad, but knowing how to open them illuminates endless possibilities.
Her demonstration will include coil and pinch methods with hard and soft slab construction to generate the various components she uses to construct her pots. She will speak to the building surface through the making process and discuss the glaze and surface treatment of her work.
Sunshine Cobb was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up in southern California. She worked a great many jobs and took a great variety of college classes on her quest to find her bliss. While searching Sunshine tried many careers; housekeeper, customer service agent, production assistant, massage therapist, child/elder caregiver, she finally discovered ceramics. After a short stint at Chico State University, she went on to graduate with a BA in Studio Art from California State University at Sacramento, in 2004. Ceramics has been the major influence in her life for 15 years now. She has done everything from 8-day anagama wood firings to slip casting ornament’s. She focuses her talent on functional ware, embracing the richness of earthenware and currently is exploring the challenge of electrogama (electric firing). She recently graduated from Utah State University with her MFA in Ceramics. She has traveled extensively as an instructor and showcased her work across the country..