CLAY SUMMER SESSION 5
JULY 16–28, 2023
Paul S. Briggs
This workshop will push the clay pinching process beyond the typical three-inch bowl. We’ll cover several pinch forming techniques ranging from pinched and corrected (altered) forms to high-relief surfaces. Students will learn to center, open, and pull up clay walls using only hand turning, a technique used around the world to form various types of pots and vessels (no potter’s wheel involved). We’ll work with stoneware and fire cone 6-10 oxidation. All levels. Lower clay studio.
Artist-teacher at Massachusetts College of Art and Design; other teaching: Anderson Ranch (CO), St. Olaf College (MN), Harvard (MA), Penland; collections: Fuller Craft Museum (MA), Columbus Art Museum (OH), Legacy Museum (AL).