Weather-worn Ishidoro lanterns are focal points in traditional Japanese gardens. Our clay projects will be based on this ancient form of stone lantern, first created 1500 years ago to hold the sacred flame that represents Buddha and the light which brings wisdom and compassion, overcoming darkness and ignorance. Who would not want such a beacon to illuminate their surroundings? Join us and bask in the glow of what you create!
Purchase clay at first class by cash or check - $20 (checks payable to Florida Clay Art).
Suitable for all levels.
Senior Faculty | Ceramics | Young Artists Program
An accomplished artist and experienced art educator, Doug Bringle joined the faculty at Crealdé School of Art in 2001. He is well-known for his ability to introduce students of any age to the wonders of clay, teaching adult and youth handbuilding classes. His parent-child workshops have generated hundreds of family keepsakes, including jack-o’-lanterns and Christmas trees. Bringle graduated from the University of Florida, and his clay work is handbuilt, using traditional slab, pinch and coil techniques. Sea themes are featured in many of his distinctive pieces, reflecting his birth on a small Atlantic island in the Azores. Bringle is influenced by pre-Columbian forms, particularly Maya, Moche and Nazca. He also admires the bold, graphic art of the peoples of the Northwest Coast, Japanese Jomon and Chinese jade and bronze forms.Instructor Bio