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Object-Making through Material and Process


Join Maggie Jaszczak for an exploratory approach to the making of objects, both functional and sculptural.

Course Description

This mixed media workshop will take an exploratory approach to the making of objects, both functional and sculptural. Open to all levels, from beginner to experienced, participants will be encouraged to experiment with a range of materials, including textiles, leather, wood, and found elements. Textiles-based techniques such as smocking, boiled leather, and simple brush-making and basketry will be demonstrated. With an emphasis on play and process (rather than product), participants will work to deepen their personal creative language and broaden their knowledge of materials and techniques. Ideas about craftsmanship, intention, and risk-taking and failure in making, will be discussed throughout.  Beginners welcome!







Artist Biography

Maggie Jaszczak is a potter and mixed-media artist originally from Ontario, Canada.  She completed her undergraduate studies in Canada and earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 2013.  Jaszczak has participated in artist residency programs at Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina, New Taipei Ceramics Museum in New Taipei City, Taiwan, The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, and Medalta Potteries in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and has taught classes and workshops in the United States and Canada.  She and her husband live in rural Minnesota where they work as studio artists.



See more of Maggie Jaszczak's work at and by visiting her instagram @maggiejaszczak.





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