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Fall Short Session Week Clay

CLAY FALL SHORT SESSION
SEPTEMBER 24 – 29, 2023 (four studio days)
Jeff Shapiro
Expressive Clay: Pushing into the Unknown

Students in this workshop will step out of their comfort zones and find new approaches to loosening up in the studio to make pieces with character that are challenging yet rewarding. We’ll encourage soft and loose throwing, soft and loose trimming, and manipulating clay with an attitude of abandonment: sprezzatura! Once we’ve established the basics of materials, tools, and processes, the focus will be on learning how to let go. Bring an open mind, a sense of curiosity, and a desire to take risks. Techniques will include throwing, trimming, slab building, and solid clay forming. Bisque-fire only. Intermediate level: basic clay skills required. Upper clay studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Penland, Greenwich House Pottery (NYC), Peters Valley (NJ), Gaya (Bali, Indonesia), La Meridiana (Italy); collections: Carlo Zauli Museum (Italy), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Brooklyn Museum (NYC), Fuller Craft Museum (MA); representation: Lucy Lacoste Gallery (MA), Capazza Gallery (France), Kakiden Gallery (Japan). 

jeffshapiroceramics.com | @jeffshapiro62

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for this workshop.
Regular enrollment will begin on May 1.

Jeff Shapiro, Sake Cup (guinomi), anagama-fired stoneware, natural ash deposit, 3-1/2 x 3 x 3 inches
Jeff Shapiro, Sake Cup (guinomi), anagama-fired stoneware, natural ash deposit, 3-1/2 x 3 x 3 inches