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ABOUT — ARTIST TEA DUONG

As a young child and soon-to-be artist, Tea Duong immigrated from Vietnam to the United States. He has been a studio potter since 1986.  As an artist, he has studied and worked abroad in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Currently, Mr. Duong maintains an expansive studio in the Coast Range of Western Oregon.

 

Tea has taught pottery classes for over twenty years and, due to frequent requests, recently began offering ceramic workshops at various learning institutions. He has a masters degree from Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University) with an emphasis in art. Tea’s students will tell you he has an amazing talent for conveying knowledge of his own personal and unique wheel throwing techniques.

 

WORKS — HIGH-FIRE POTTERY

As a young child and soon-to-be artist, Tea Duong immigrated from Vietnam to the United States. He has been a studio potter since 1986.  As an artist, he has studied and worked abroad in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Currently, Mr. Duong maintains an expansive studio in the Coast Range of Western Oregon.

 

Tea has taught pottery classes for over twenty years and, due to frequent requests, recently began offering ceramic workshops at various learning institutions. He has a masters degree from Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University) with an emphasis in art. Tea’s students will tell you he has an amazing talent for conveying knowledge of his own personal and unique wheel throwing techniques.

 

PROCESS — CREATIVE DISCOVERIES

Tea employs a white stoneware clay body. The end product is glass-like and non-porous. He mixes his own glaze recipes from raw mineral ingredients. He alternates his firings between his two favorite on-site kilns, a high-fire gas kiln and a wood-fired kiln.

 

Tea lives and breathes the entirety of forming clay, from the beginnings of a lump of raw earth, through the always surprising firing process, to a finished, pedestal-worthy, artistic form. He  loves to push himself to uncover new forms, discover creative techniques (think textures and embellishments) and to take clay as far as it will go-- today and tomorrow.

 

WORKSHOPS — HANDS-ON ENERGETIC LECTURES

Established artist, Tea Duong, is available for pottery hands-on and/or demonstration workshops.

 

One day workshops typically are demonstration-centered. In a lively and entertaining repartee, Mr Duong fills his workshop with a constant display of expert technique interspersed with amusing anecdotes of his pottery experience. Students, new to clay and experienced, come away with a fresh understanding of what working with clay is all about from a working, studio artist.

 

Two day workshops include similar technique-rich topics, energy and wit as one-day demos, however the additional time offers participants a hands-on experience. Because of Tea’s unique ability to recognize and correct a student’s individual throwing obstacles, two day workshops are especially valuable for emerging potters. Additionally, Tea’s vast experience and generous spirit (he’ll gladly answer all questions put to him) give advanced students a creative approach to problem solving that builds on their ongoing art education.

When your workshop comes to a close, Tea discusses finished examples of his own pottery with the workshop participants. This informal, show-and-tell setting gives everyone an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with one another.

 

CONTACT — TEA DUONG

As Tea Duong’s work often makes it difficult for him to take calls, it is more convenient for him to make most contact via email. Please contact Tea using the form below. You’ll be provided with more details of what Tea offers, an opportunity to discuss individualizing the workshop for your program’s needs as well as costs and availability.

 

Please contact Tea Duong

 

E-mail:

tea.nina.duong@gmail.com

 

Phone:

(541) 510-2334

 

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