Current Workshops: 2012-2013
San Francisco Clayworks:
June 28,29,30, 2013
This workshop will focus on thrown and altered pots. Working all day Saturday throwing forms and talking about the skills utilized in pulling handles and making lids fit, but also engaging in conversations about why we make certain choice about form and how it profoundly impacts the piece itself. Sunday will see the assembling of the pieces thrown on Saturday with leather hard alterations using techniques involving scraping, paddling and poking.
Friday night will be a free “slide show” and general talk about my work.
Contact: Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org website: sfclayworks.com
Carolina Claymatters Pottery Guild:
February 16-17, 2013 A weekend demonstration workshop to be held at Central Piedmont Community College. For information please contact:
Dorothy Cole at 704-535-4400
It has been my passion for 30 years to make pots, on the wheel, for use in everyday life. Certain obsessions with form and line have driven my exploration. In this workshop I hope to share that and to show many of the methods and techniques I use to develop those shapes. I will demonstrate a wide variety of altered forms.Though beginning on the wheel, they deviate from round using a range of techniques from simple immediate manipulation of the wet pots as they leave the wheel, to a more forced imposition of form on leather hard clay…. a variety of approaches will be demonstrated: twisting, pleating, paddling, squaring and shaving.
I will also try, in each demonstration, to expand awareness of the many choices made, moment to moment, often unconsciously, that deeply affect the resolution and expressive nature of simple pots. Balance, scale, contour, shape, feel, proportion, surface are all words that will come up as we look at and delve into the choices made when pots are being formed.
Through discussion, demonstration, and slide presentation I hope to spark new ideas and encourage a thoughtful exploration of form .
Little Pottery Shope Workshop:
March 9 – 10, 2013: A weekend Demonstration workshop highlighting the altering of thrown forms within the functional framework with a strong focus on design decisions.
For more information please contact: Stephanie Wilhelm 301-620-7501
Certaldo, Italy 2013 FULL
class forming for 2014
September 8-21, 2013: 2 Weeks in Tuscany. An intensive pottery workshop surrounded by vineyards, hill towns, majolica, wine, food, olive groves, cypress trees, food, church bells in the piazza, eutruscan pottery, food…
click the link at the top of the page to see all the details for our up coming trip.