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= Geo-Poetic Forms: Creating Surface Textures from Unique and Local Materials =


The workshop will be from 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday, with a 1-hour lunch break from 1 pm to 2 pm.

Great for ceramicists who work in handbuilding and wheelthrowing!


For this workshop, we ask that you bring 10-15 small objects to experiment with if you can. Think of objects that you might find on a walk, hike, or in your garden.


Example objects include: peanut-sized rocks/ shells, twigs, leaves, etc. Items may find themselves in the kiln or might just be used for texture! 


Open to Studio Members and Non-Members! 

Scholarship Opportunities Available, please email to inquire. - Website

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Artist Statement:

"Inspired by the experiences of Ghanaian markets, my works explore the interplay between tension and balance while emphasizing human fragility, vulnerability, and exhaustion."



Michael Dela Dika is a ceramic sculptor and educator. Dika is a visiting artist/ Artist in residence at Tyler School and Architecture in  Philadelphia. He has shown his works internationally and nationally including  Germany- Berlin, Turkey, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Oregon, Virginia, and Florida. His recent solo show can be viewed at the Berman Museum of Art, PA.  He Has received numerous awards including the  2022 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Multicultural Fellow Award.

Michael Dika - Geo-Poetic Forms

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