About Me

Hey Everyone! I am Bianca Del Cioppo and I am in love with art!

I am currently a student at Sierra Nevada College in beautiful Lake Tahoe. I am working towards my BFA in ceramics. I am relatively new to the ceramic art world, but I am quickly making up ground and filling every moment of my life with art shows, conventions, ceramics history and time in the studio. This blog is just a collection of what I make, what I see and things that peek my interest in the art world. Enjoy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Summer of Workshops- Doug Browe

This last summer I signed up for four different workshops. Each one was amazing in it's own way and really helped me further my skills.  Here are the first set of pictures from my week long workshop with Doug Browe. He is a ceramic artist from Medicino, CA. Very talented and one of the artists who I truly admire right now.
 Doug introduced me to red earthenware clay. I love working with it, so smooth. (Left)
Also, he taught me how to dry center a large bunch of clay, I use his technique now, every time I make a large piece. (Right)

 A few of my pieces made during the workshop, still greenware. (Left and Right)
Doug adding a large coil to his already huge pot.

 My class, above. It was only the five of us, two techies and Doug. Perfect size.
During the workshop, I could spread out so I was working on three wheels at once. Unheard of during the school year. (Left)
My first big piece, (right) I was so excited and it beat the hight of Doug's big piece (below) by two inches! lol

My big piece completed. (greenware)