Expanding Your Vocabulary of Functional Forms – C1214

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Ceramics

Lorna Meaden with Guest Artist Doug Casebeer

DATES: August 17 – 28, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: As makers at any skill level, we often become comfortable with what we are making. The spectrum of useful pots includes an endless variety of functional forms – those for cooking, personal use and the service of food. This workshop expands and refines our vocabulary of forms by making simple pots for daily use, and pots for special occasions. Formal issues such as line, volume and scale are discussed, along with conceptual ideas concerning aesthetics, historical reference and function.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use soda and woodfired kilns. Demonstrations include throwing, altering, and decorating. Porcelain and white stoneware clays with slips are utilized. Handbuilding spouts and handles with slabs. Slip inlay decoration and glaze application techniques.

ACTIVITIES: Morning and afternoon demonstrations and lectures, alternating with one-on-one instruction. We focus on making wares, glazing and firing gas-soda and woodsoda kilns.

FACULTY: Lorna Meaden teaches at Fort Lewis College. A featured demonstrator and lecturer at the NCECA and the Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object conference, she is currently a studio potter in Durango, CO. www.lornameadenpottery.com

Doug Casebeer, the Associate Director and Artistic Director of Ceramics at the Ranch, has been teaching and organizing workshops for 30 years, and exhibits nationally and internationally. www.harveymeadows.com

Tuition: $875 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1275
Studio Fee: $155

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