Practice & Play: the art of pottery – C0506

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Ceramics

Josh DeWeese

DATES: June 29 – July 10, 2015


CONCEPT: Making pottery with our hands requires practice, a steady rhythm of working in the studio and a persistent curiosity asking “What if?” How do we embrace the rigorous discipline and still maintain a sense of play? This workshop   includes instruction in different ways of making and questioning how we make pots. We use throwing and handbuilding techniques, and fire in different kinds of kilns. Ideas and information for surface treatments and firing techniques are discussed and shared. Presentations of the artists’ work and of both contemporary and historical ceramics, compliment this hands-on experience.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use stoneware and porcelain clays, various techniques for throwing, altering and assembling different types of pottery forms. Techniques for slip and glaze application will be explored; work will be fired in different types of high-fire kilns.

ACTIVITIES: We learn through daily activities, including demonstrations of various techniques throughout the process by the instructor and others. Studio time will allow you to adapt the ideas to your own work. Ongoing individual and group critiques.

FACULTY: Josh DeWeese is a Professor of Ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, and former Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MO. Josh has exhibited and taught workshops internationally. His work is included in numerous public and private collections.

Tuition: $975 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1375
Studio Fee: $155

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