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KCJMCA and the Kansas City Art Institute to Host ARTicipation: Sustenance – A Plate Glazing Workshop


If you have ever wondered what it would be like to glaze ceramics in a professional artist studio, the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art (KCJMCA) is offering just such an opportunity in a new partnership with the Kansas City Art

Institute to host the public program ARTicipation: Sustenance – A Plate Glazing Workshop on Sunday, June 30 from 1-5 p.m. in the Ceramics Department at KCAI.

Irma Starr demonstration at Epsten Gallery, 2011

Initiated by KCJMCA in partnership with KCAI, this one-day professional plate-glazing demonstration and workshop will be held in the Ceramics Department on the KCAI campus at 4415 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo., during which participants will each receive a wheel-thrown, bisque-fired plate to glaze. Participants will receive special instruction on glaze mixing, application techniques and tools, and the firing process by celebrated artist Irma Starr and KCAI studio technician and lecturer, Tom Binger. All plates for this workshop have been wheel-thrown by professional artist and KCAI alumni Brock Deboer.

Individuals in this workshop will also share this professional studio environment alongside a variety of artists participating in KCJMCA’s 2013 UrbanSuburban Art Auction: Sustenance & Abundance. The auction will be held on Saturday, October 26, during which these artists’ plates will be made available for bidding and purchase.

Sustenance Workshop Date / Time: Sunday, June 30, 1-5 p.m.

Location : Kansas City Art Institute Ceramics Department Building, 4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, Mo. 64111 (west side of street, next to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art)

Cost : $50 per plate; three sizes of plates, 10”, 8”, and 6”; available on a first come/first served basis. (Additional plates may be available to the same participant for $30 per plate.) The fee includes all materials, supplies, and firing.

Registration information:

RSVP registration is limited to 50 participants and is required by no later than Friday, June 28. Participants must provide name, address, phone number, email, and check, cash, or credit card payment at time of registration and checks should be made out to Kansas City Jewish Museum. To register your rsvp, call 913-266-8413 or email