I’ll be teaching a couple of workshops this spring and summer.
The first will be in May at the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen.
Alteration and Decals
This will be a 2-day hands-on class covering altering thrown forms and designing, printing, applying, and firing laser jet decals.
New Hampshire League of Craftsmen
May 19 & 20
The July workshop is at Claymakers in Durham, NC. This was the studio where I taught my first class ever back in 1999. I’m excited be back!
Juxtaposition: Earthenware Form and Surface
This will be 5 days of hands-on throwing, altering, making lids, spout, and handles, applying terra sigiallata, and glazing.
I’ve just finishing updating the images on the site. If you click through the Portfolio pages in the navigation bar to the right, you’ll find recent work. Many of these images are the ones in the slideshow below. The Calender page has also been updated with recent and upcoming shows, workshop, and publication information.
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.