Double Phantasy - Woodfiring with Marc Lancet and Markus Böhm

Alt Gaarz, Germany, 16th-21st July 2012

Vessel, Markus Böhm

To say it with Marc Lancet's words:

Wood-fire Workshop with Marc Lancet and Markus Boehm

In this wide ranging ceramics workshop artists Marc Lancet and Markus Bohm will lead participants through all aspects of a wood-firing from preparations of the ceramic pieces, preparation of the kiln and wood, loading, firing and unloading. In addition Marc and Markus will demonstrate a vast array of wheel and hand building techniques they employ to create studio pottery and sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on learning as much as possible while having a lot of fun. Focus will be placed on combining techniques, developing novel forms and investigating the artistic process. Creative strategies for development and discovery in the studio will also be covered. Illustrated artist talks emphasizing the vast expressive potential of wood-firing will also be presented.


Marc Lancet: Artist Biography

Marc firing

Marc Lancet lives in Davis, California, with his wife Annette and his daughter Evan.  He is the author of Japanese Wood-fired Ceramics  with Masakazu Kusakabe of Miharu, Japan. Lancet’s work is in numerous collections, including The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Center of Shigaraki, Japan; The International Ceramic Center, Skaelskor, Denmark, the United States Embassy in Estonia, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

An exhibition of Lancet’s work and the German ceramic artist Sabine Turpeinen will be featured at the Museum Fluxus + in Potsdam, Germany, from August 25 to September 8, 2012. For me information, go to Lancet traveled to Shanghai and Jingdezhen, China in 2011 to present exhibitions, workshops, lectures and book signings in celebration of the publication of the Chinese language edition of Japanese Wood-fired Ceramics.

Lancet’s work appears in Clay and Glazes for the Ceramic Artist by Rhodes and Hopper, Hands in Clay by Speight and Toki, Functional Pottery by Hopper, Ceramic Extruder for the Studio Potter by Conrad, and Raku, A Practical Approach by Brafman. His writing and art have been published in Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics: Art and Perspective, Ceramics Technical, Clay Times, The Log Book and Turning Wheel.

In Estonia for July 2011 Lancet was the U.S. representative to the Kohila Ceramic Symposium. Lancet joined 12 artists from around the world for the Kohila Symposium, an international gathering of artists to create work, wood-fire and exhibit together for the month of July, 2010.

In 2001, Lancet was an invited artist in England and Denmark. At the Gillingham School in Gillingham, England he directed a public art project involving art students and local artists which has been honored with a national award for best artist-in-residency in England for 2001. At the International Ceramic Center in Skaelskor, Denmark, Lancet exhibited his participatory installation “100 Views of Home” in the center’s Kartofel Haus Gallery. During his five week residency Lancet created sculptures and ceramic vessels, fired their unique wood kiln and presented workshops.

Lancet was an inaugural invited artist at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in July, 1992. In Miharu, Japan in 1992 he began his collaboration with ceramic artist Masakazu Kusakabe which has included exhibitions, workshops, lectures, kiln building and the writing of “Japanese Wood-fired Ceramics”. The collaboration continues to this day. Lancet was an inaugural invited artist at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in July, 1992.

For six months of 1991 Lancet created sculpture as an artist-in-residence at Gladding, McBean & Co., one of America’s few remaining large-scale architectural terra cotta manufacturers. He was surrounded by kilns larger than football fields and industrial processes capable of producing building facades 35 stories tall.

Lancet is in his twenty fifth year as professor of three-dimensional art at Solano Community College. He has been a visiting professor of sculpture at Portland State University and at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He exhibits and teaches internationally.

Lancet holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a Master of Arts degree in Education from UCSB. In addition he has studied at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France and apprenticed in fine art casting at a foundry also in Paris.

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