Ceramic Programs

Ceramic Projects at THE SIROVICH CENTER



SPARC Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide

Ceramic Workshops for Seniors introduce hand building techniques to create either functional or sculptural projects. Marilyn is known for her humorous creatures, Anne created a Flamenco Dancer.  Each project is unique, and speaks to the aesthetics of the individual senior artist. Learning new fabrication techniques is only one facet. Painting and developing the surface detail is done with commercial underglaze colors, added after the bisque firing.  A transparent glaze coat finishes the piece.



Workshops at the Sirovich Senior Center in Manhattan were supported by the
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Department of the Aging and the Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Ceramic workshops were held at the Troy YWCA so that women living in the single room occupancy program could experience the process of ceramic hand building. Each participant developed a project at an introductory level, firing and glazing the finished piece.  These images represent a few projects from the women who participated.
Sponsored by an Individual Artist Grant for Collaborative Projects from the New York Council for the Arts

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