CLAY SUMMER SESSION 3
JUNE 18–30, 2023
Earthenware: Layer by Layer
What makes a unique functional pot? How can surface and form blend to strengthen ideas? We’ll investigate questions like these with a tiny bit of wheel work, but our focus will be on using slabs, with templates, press molds, and extruded components. After constructing a foundation of forms, we’ll bring technology into the mix with a digital cutter and effortlessly translate drawings into stencils! By layering stencils with sgraffito, latex resist, and ombre washes of slips and underglazes, we’ll create engaging, depth-filled surfaces on red earthenware clay. We’ll also cover self-burnishing terra sigillata, the magic of paper clay repairs, and helpful studio tips like two-handed handle pulling, snazzy coiling tricks, and making extra-thin spouts. Come ready to experiment and play. All levels. Upper clay studio.
Studio artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Archie Bray (MT), Watershed (ME), Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis), Carleton College (MN); residencies: Watershed, Archie Bray Foundation, Arrowmont; recent exhibitions: St Croix Pottery Tour (MN), American Pottery Festival at Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis).