Kensuke Yamada will be teaching at Touchstone in 2018!

Born in Japan, Kensuke Yamada came to the United States to attend Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where he received his bachelor of arts degree. He earned an MFA from University of Montana, Missoula. Since then, he has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a guest artist and adjunct instructor at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia; and a visiting artist, studio technician, and adjunct faculty member at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Kensuke is a sculptor creating layered narratives within his figurative works. His playful figurative work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

To see more of Kensuke’s work visit and follow him on Instagram @kensuke_yamada

Kensuke will be teaching Coil Building Expressive Figures at Touchstone from July 9–13, 2018. In this workshop, students will create figurative work using basic hand-building methods, such as coil building and pinching. Demonstrations include various hand-building techniques used in making figurative forms. Individual instruction helps you make your own unique narrative figure. We will discuss glazing techniques and how to personalize your piece. This workshop is suitable for All Levels.

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Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

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