I’m excited to teach at the Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Mass for the last week in July. It will be a 4 hour hands-on class each day followed by an afternoon on the beach. What could be a better summer getaway?
Juxtapositions: Earthenware Form and Surface
July 25 – 29
9am – 1pm
This workshop will focus on throwing and altering with excursions into hand building. Using contrast as an overarching design principle, we will aim for making strong utilitarian forms and embellishing their surfaces to woo the user. Techniques involved include making and using bisque molds, and forming lids, handles, spouts, and feet. Specifically, daily demonstrations will cover cups, serving dishes constructed on slump and hump molds, boxes, and pouring vessels. The application of texture, inlay, terra sigillata, slip, resists, and glazes will be used to explore unconventional approaches to the earthenware surface. Topics of discussion will be origination of ideas, supportive critiques, and sustainability in ceramics. Participants will experience numerous techniques to use as points of departure in their own work upon their return home.