Experience Viola Frey and building with clay, in a day outdoor at di Rosa! 

About the Workshop

This workshop focuses on Viola Frey’s dynamic sculpting techniques and colorful surface design.

Artist Kala Stein will introduce Frey’s work in the di Rosa collection and help contextualize it within the world of ceramics while exploring the technical aspects of how she made her impressive larger-than-life sculptures. 

After introducing the artwork, participants will break for lunch and have the remainder of the afternoon to make their own clay creations. Slab and coil techniques will be presented to encourage an effective, expressionistic approach to building with clay. Each participant will make their own sculpture that will be fired in Kala’s Sonoma studio and will be available for pick up at di Rosa 3 weeks following the workshop.

All materials and firing are included in the price. No clay experience is necessary, just an open mind and a sense of playfulness! All ages are welcome, youth under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

The Details

Please bring a water bottle and a picnic lunch. di Rosa’s studio area is located outdoors in the shade. Please dress in layers and wear sunscreen. Restrooms are available. Space is limited and advance registration is required due to the special nature of this workshop. For questions, please contact visit@dirosaart.org or call (707) 226.5991 x24.

About the Artist

Kala Stein is an artist and designer noted for innovative mold making and casting techniques. Her studio work explores dynamic systems and practices within the intersection of design, production, and craft. Her community-based work is aimed to empower individuals and support a better world through the creative experience. Her studio is in downtown Sonoma and is open by appointment. https://kalastein.com/

Kala received her MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and a BFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz. Along with her collaborative cohort, she received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and exhibits her work internationally. Kala teaches at colleges and art centers across the country including Sonoma Community Center, Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, Diablo Valley College, and Alfred University.