Summer Workshop with Edwin Mighell: Reviving Native Alaskan Local Clay Use

How will you leave your imprint on the world? Nearly all cultures worldwide, including those native to Alaska, have a tradition of ceramic art. Often, ceramic objects are the only evidence that remain centuries after a culture has disappeared. Join the Alaska Humanities Forum and Ed Mighell for a workshop to create a clay tile that tells your story. Connect with others, learn new skills, share stories, and leave with a lasting artifact.

WORKSHOPS (Thursdays, 5-8PM):

Session1: June 29 Create a design sharing your own heritage, identity, or story and craft a plate to imprint the design on tile. Session 2: July 13 Glaze the tile. Session 3: July 27 Showcase the tile and share the story that accompanies it.

Participants are encouraged to attend all three days, but accommodations can be made for those who can only attend two.

Location: Alaska Humanities Forum 161 E. 1st Ave, Door 15

$15 materials fee - workshop materials and snacks provided Space is limited to 12 students, ages 16 and over - Pre-registration and prepayment are required. To reserve your place, please call 272-5313.

About the Artist:

Ed Mighell knows the power of story. Every ceramic tile he shapes, presses, and fires from his own specially formulated Bootlegger Cove clay shares an artistic story. For a decade now, this UAA alumnus (B.S. Civil Engineering ’92 and B.F.A. Printmaking ’06) has been selling original work at local markets and by commission. But Ed says buyers want more than something beautiful. “They buy the story” behind the work, he says. Fortunately, his education and career choices tell an engaging tale of artistic quest enriched by cultural heritage. Read more...


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