Ceramic workshop with textural tile maker and sculptor, Rhoda Kahler. Stamp it, sculpt it, carve it, keep it decorative or make it functional!
July 25 & 26th, 10am - 4pm
Opportunity to make either two tiles or one tile and one sculpture included in the price. (Tile size approximately: 10”x10”)
Lunch will be served both days during the class, this is included
in the price.
Students do not have to bring any materials but are welcome to bring their own texture materials and/or sketchbook/notebook if they’d like.
This class is great for students that have worked with clay before but beginners are welcome!
Students do have the option to make the second class focused on tiles if they prefer. Students that create more than the two items described above, can purchase additional tickets at the front desk.
Space is limited, registration deadline: July 17th, 2019
Rhoda Kahler’s Biography
Rhoda Kahler is a ceramic artist with a studio in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Her work has been featured internationally, nationally, and regionally in magazines, newspapers and television, including on the Home and Garden Television network (HGTV) and Crave Magazine, among many others. In addition to exhibiting in galleries, Kahler’s large scale handmade tile murals and sculptures appear in public and private collections. Notable commissions include the Delaware Art Museum, West Chester University and the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.
Kahler conducts workshops nationally and participates in a wide range of Artist Residencies, some of which include the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Inglis House. Kahler is an adjunct faculty member at West Chester University, where she received her bachelor of fine art degree in 1995. Drawing from nature, much of Kahler’s art bends toward the organic, making use of abstraction and assemblage. There is a tactile intimacy that is translated through the mud between her fingers to her pieces that beg to be touched. Kahler is captivated by surface and in a never ending exploration of the vast textures that can be achieved through clay. The majority of Kahler’s work is cone 6 oxidation however, pit firing techniques and photo lithography were used for the 24/7 Project.