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November 15, 2019 6:00–8:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Ceramics

The Perfect Cup

Taught by Anna Wallace

About the Workshop

Make a tumbler or mug that represents you! Students in this workshop will use a pattern to create a slab-built cup from start to finish. Stamps and other decorative elements will be provided to customize the outside surface of the cup.

Students can leave their finished cup to be bisque-fired and come back on their own time to glaze it. After a glaze firing, you will have a totally functional cup!

About the Instructor

Anna Wallace is a current resident and native of Durham, North Carolina. She holds a B.F.A. in ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an M.F.A. in studio art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Teaching has become an integral part of Anna’s artistic practice. She teaches at UNC-Greensboro and High Point University, and is the lead visual arts instructor at the North Carolina Governor’s School West.

Much of Anna’s work infiltrates, as if the rugs, chairs, and vessels sprouted legs and marched out of the home and into the white box of the gallery. The colors, pattern density, and visual stimulation demand we pay attention. Her practice spans sculpture, installation, and performance. The way Anna handles each process is not dissimilar to the management of a home, bouncing from one thing to the next. Her work demonstrates an infatuation with female labor and the practices of women’s work.

In addition to Anna’s studio art practice, she designs and creates several collections of sustainably produced products. Her pottery collection is made to seamlessly integrate into any existing kitchen, yet has a unique whimsical quality. The garment collection embraces slow fashion. Each item is sewn entirely from locally sourced vintage and remnant textiles—down to the thread.

About the Location

This workshop meets in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).