On March 18, 2015, Mrs. DeSorbo’s Pottery II and III students took a field trip to the studio of artist Vicente Garcia. Garcia is the ceramics professor at Central Connecticut State University as well as a nationally recognized ceramic and sculpture artist. Throughout the day, students participated in an Alternative Firings Workshop where they had the opportunity to finish their pieces using smoking techniques and the Raku process. Raku refers to a type of firing that was developed in Japan in the 16th century. Within in this process, the pieces are loaded into a hot kiln and heated until the glaze is molten. Then the pieces are transferred into a metal can filled with combustibles. The carbonaceous atmosphere causes a reaction, creating unique effects with the glazes. Students were also able to use slips, copper and hair to finish their work.
Berlin High School AP Studio Art is excited to announce their show dates at Berlin Peck Library. Deemed by the College Board, the AP Studio Art Course breaks down into three different strands or areas of focus: Drawing/Painting, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design.
Due to inclement weather on Tuesday night, the opening has been moved to Wednesday, March 4th from 6:30-8:00 and will run through till Saturday, March 7th for viewing.
The gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 – 8, Friday 10 – 5 and Saturdays, 10 – 4. Please come out to support your homegrown artists!