Gladding McBean Photography Workshop - March 2011

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Gladding McBean is a living museum of architectural ornamentation from the last century and a quarter, sitting as silent witness while the factory continues to produce exterior cladding and decoration for new and old buildings; using the same techniques employed here more than 100 years ago. A walk through the pottery is truly a journey into the past.

Since 1996, Gladding McBean has played host to one of the country's most popular workshops. Designed for the non-beginner photographer, the Gladding McBean Photography Workshop provides--more than anywhere else--access to one of the most visually interesting and historically rich buildings in the entire West. From its massive beehive kilns, in which huge sewer pipes are fired, to the small clay figures in the old modeling studio, the pottery provides a never-ending supply of compelling subjects and extraordinary light. Since before the turn of the 20th century, when photography was used as an integral partner in the process of manufacturing architectural terra cotta, informative and magical images have flowed from these buildings.

Traditional film and digital formats are both welcome. How can you become a part of this remarkable tradition of camerawork in the Gladding McBean pottery?  By joining us in this workshop!

A one-day or two-day workshop: Saturday, March 5th and/or Sunday, March 6th.
An optional orientation will be conducted Friday, March 4th at 6:30pm in the Viewpoint Gallery (2015 J Street, Sacramento).

Your Host: Gene Kennedy

Gene Kennedy is well known as a documentary photographer of the changing western landscape. He also has 11 years experience with page layout and design, most notably as managing editor of View Camera and Camera Arts magazines. His photographs are contained in the collections of the California State Library, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.

You can learn more about Gene, and see additional photographs, at his Web site:


March 5 2011 8:45 AM   through   March 6 2011 5:00 PM
Gladding McBean factory
601 7th Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
United States

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Phone: 916-441-2341
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Both Days $ 295.00
Saturday only $ 160.00
Sunday only $ 160.00

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