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Clay Fall Concentration

Clay Fall Concentration
October 3 – November 12 (six weeks)
Ben Carter
Low-Fire is Cooler

This workshop will focus on the rich history of low-fire ceramics with the goal of integrating surface design with both handbuilt and thrown/altered pottery. Students will use a variety of surface design methods—including  slip decorating, sgraffito, stamping, and transfer techniques—to create patterns that are steeped with meaning and personal resonance. During the workshop we’ll discuss aesthetic issues (proportion, color theory, etc.); making strong, functional pots at low-fire temperatures; and creative problem-solving in the studio. We’ll work with terracotta clay and fire in electric kilns. All levels.

Studio artist; host of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast; teaching: workshops in U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; residencies: Anderson Ranch (CO), Archie Bray (MT), Guldagergaard Research Center (Denmark); author of Mastering the Potter’s Wheel; representation: The Clay Studio (Philadelphia), Schaller Gallery (MI). | @carterpottery

NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

work by Ben Carter
Ben Carter, Swirl Pitcher, cone 03 earthenware, slips, underglaze, glaze, 12 x 7 x 6 inches