Seize the Clay Ceramics Workshop

Occurs Monthly
Next Event Saturday, June 24, 2023 // 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville 333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Event Description

Seize the Clay

Join artist and sculptor Mark Lester in MOCA's 5th floor studio for a monthly ceramics workshop on the last Saturday of every month.

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Develop your handbuilding and glazing skills in this recurring class for artists of all abilities. Low-fire clay, tools, and basic glaze options are provided. Students are welcome to bring additional tools and low-fire glazes. Kiln firing of one small piece completed in a workshop included for each class attended.

MOCA Members $20 | Non-Members $30 | Supplies included

Geared to an adult audience, but open to teens in the company of an adult

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Growing up in Northeast Florida, Mark Lester drew inspiration at an early age from local natural environments. This interest translated over time into creating work that attempted to capture the sense of expansiveness and depth he experienced in these arboreal settings. Lester began pursuing a degree in Fine Arts from UNF in 2016 and was selected as MOCA's Student Artist-in-Residence in 2018. During this time, these ideas began to catalyze more clearly in his work, and the residency became a formative experience for his development of construction methods and use of materials. After graduating in 2019, Lester took several years off to work and travel in Europe and is currently back in Jacksonville teaching ceramics and making his own work. He was the ceramic artist in residence at the Guttenberg Center for the Arts in Guttenberg New Jersey for the summer 2022 term. 

Instagram: @marklestersculpture