John Gill teaches at Alfred University. He has received numerous awards, including honors from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts.
John's Upcoming Workshops
Students have a basic understanding of forming techniques, such as throwing and hand building. Students have taken one or two ceramics classes or workshops.
Students have significant experience with clay forming techniques, such as throwing, hand building and modeling. Students are comfortable with ceramics equipment, such as wheels, extruders and slab rollers. Students are self-starting with some formal training and have taken a minimum of three classes or workshops.
Students have advanced skills and knowledge of the ceramics field. Students are highly motivated, have a minimum of five years experience in the field and have a portfolio of their artwork. Typical students are academics and professional artists.
Jul 26 - Aug 6, 2021
Handbuilt Pots: surface & form
John Gill, Andrea Gill
Taught by two renowned artists, this two-week intensive workshop uses simple techniques to explore freedom of ideas and process. Students elevate the quality and content of their ceramic work through the distinct lens of each of the instructors. John Gill shares his articulated approach to building and glazing by guiding the creation of vessels from soft clay slabs through darting and paper patterns. Andrea Gill imparts her expertise on surface patterning and layering of glazes to help you add depth to your work. Learn the application process of transferring two-dimensional imagery onto three-dimensional surfaces, and leave with a variety of works and a comprehensive understanding of the craft.