Sharon Rafols

Rafols (b. 1971) is an English major turned artist-designer, trainer and organiser who has actively shaped the arts and culture scene of Dumaguete City. Aside from designing sets and mural commissions, she involves herself in capacity building to support women, fair trade and responsible waste management through the arts. She is a member of the Dumaguete City Tourism Council and collaborates with the Department of Trade and Industry. She conducts workshops in ceramics, painting, and crafts that showcase her creativity in relation to trauma healing and therapy. Her art works make use of local materials abundant in the Negros Island.

Beginner Workshop

Ceramic Hand-building

Hemrod Duran

Duran (b. 1980) is a Dumaguete-based terra cotta artist who hails from a family of potters from Daro. He received early training from his father and fondly remembers growing up into the brick-business his grandfather built. He enhanced his skills in pottery making and clay research while working with Japanese volunteers invited by the Department of Science and Technology (2007). Duran is a constant resource person for pottery workshops with the local art community and the DOST. He has exhibited in group shows in Negros Island and Manila since 2003.

Advanced Workshop

Ceramic Wheel throwing

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