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Granite Calimpong received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts and Music from UCSD in 2007 and completed his MFA in Sculpture at the University of Washington in 2019. While a graduate student at UW he explored perception and various visual phenomena associated with illusions through the use of wood, clay, glass, photography, and metal. During the decade prior to attending the UW, Calimpong worked predominantly in glass, maintaining his own studio practice, assisting various renowned glass artists in the Seattle area, and working as a fabricator helping a number of non-glass artists realize their ideas in the medium.  

Calimpong completed a 2-year residency at Pottery Northwest in January 2022 which culminated in a solo show titled, Stolid. He followed up this show with Banter, a solo show at Traver Gallery that opened in July 2023.  

Website: www.granitecalimpong.com/

Instagram:  @gran_man

The Contents of a Cup
When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, May 20 - May 24
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dates: May 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Granite Calimpong

Making goblets can be a difficult and potentially frustrating process. Small mistakes that are not addressed are compounded through each step of the process. This class will focus on breaking down the process into simple and easily digestible steps, highlighting the fact that blowing nice cups is not about employing “a bunch of tricks,” but instead about doing the simple things welll.

Gathering, marvering, and bubble set up are of the utmost importance and quality will be scrutinized and emphasized throughout the course. Timing, movement through the shop, and positioning will also be addressed. We will begin by focusing on the cup or bowl and will build from there, introducing transitional bits, feet, stems, and use of the garage for assembly. Avoiding the ornate, we will focus on understanding through repetition.

10 of 12 seats available.

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