Pit Fire and Raku Ceramics with Nicholas Oh

Join Visual Arts Alumni Resident and ceramicist Nicholas Oh in creating moon jars, historical Korean vessels named for their resemblance to the full moon. Throughout this two-day workshop, participants will learn about the history of the moon jar, basic handbuilding techniques including coil building, pinch potting, slip and scoring, and slip decoration as well as the pit fire and raku process. Ultimately, participants will apply these techniques to create their own moon jar.

Date: This in-person workshop will meet twice on Sunday, October 16 and 30 from 12-5pm. Social distancing will be in effect.

Price: $175 (includes materials)

Audience: Open to all.

Materials: Materials will be supplied.

Nicholas Oh is a project-based artist who centers on broader questions concerning race and political issues in the U.S. His current research comprises interviews of first generation immigrants of marginalized communities, historical archives researching the colonization of Korean culture, and investigations of material language.

Oh uses a variety of sculptural processes: 3D scanning/printing, LED, wood, and clay. His sculptures are also used to create installation spaces and performances. Performances range from engagements with community to reconfigured dance choreographies. His films document and translate the performances and installation spaces into a cohesive narrative.

For questions, please contact education@pioneerworks.org

Classes at Pioneer Works are made possible by Sandeman Port.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.