No, I don’t mean via the Space Shuttle. I have been stocking my etsy page with new work for holiday gifting. Take a look at some recent additions below and surf over to martyfielding.etsy.com for Cyber Monday shopping.
To point out a few new developments in past few months: take note of the blunt nose spout on the Pitcher, the hollow lids on the Oil Bottles, and the return of the Stoveside Coffee Pot – this time they’re square.
This is the first page of an article I wrote for the July/August issue of Pottery Making Illustrated. The magazine should hit mailboxes in a week. Until then (and after), the rest of the article can be viewed on the Publications page of this website. It is a step-by-step explanation of the techniques I use in making boxes.
I’d like to thank my good friends Niel Hora for his honest and very helpful proofreading skills and Fred Lower for photographing the process.
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.