Basket, Hats and Traditional Japanese Stone Weaving with Susan Raber Bray


Title: Basket, Hats and Traditional Japanese Stone Weaving
Instructor: Susan Raber Bray
Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, March 2 & 3, from 10:00am - 4:00pm

# of Sessions: 2
Level/Prerequisite:  All Levels
Tuition/Admission:  $180 Member / $225 Non-Member - Saturday or Sunday only option $95 M / $112 NM
Supply Fee:  $25

Full description:

Join visiting artist Susan Raber Bray to learn to see your everyday environment in a completely new way! In this workshop we will be working with local natural materials; gathering vines, branches, plant stalks and grasses. Using a variety of old world techniques including twining, plaiting, and Japanese stone weaving, we will transform these natural materials into wearable, functional and sculptural forms.  We will draw inspiration from indigenous cultures worldwide and create our own interpretations.

Students who took Susan’s workshop last year can expand their skills using the Japanese loom and learn new off-loom weaving techniques in this workshop.

Instructor bio:

Susan Raber Bray, born in New York and living in Vermont since the early 70’s, works in several media, including clay, oils, and  local  plant materials. After earning her B.A she developed her technique in numerous studios across the country, followed by a two-year apprenticeship with Mirko Orlandini, a master Italian ceramicist living in Brussels, Belgium. On her return to U.S. she founded her first studio in South Londonderry, Vermont in 1975.

Susan’s work is shown both nationally and internationally. In recent years she has held workshops in France, England, and Italy. As a visiting artist sponsored by the Vermont Council On The Arts (since 1989) Susan has taught in numerous Vermont public schools. She has also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Community College of Vermont, St Michael’s College, and is currently teaching at the University of Vermont and her own studio school, Springhouse Pottery in Charlotte.

Supply fee includes:
-  Duct Tape
-  Hemp Twine
-  Loom
Students should bring:
-  Notebook
-  Garden gloves
-  Garden clippers
-  Wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes
-  Please bring gathered natural materials

Minimum Enrollment: 4
Maximum Enrollment: 12