Ceramic Vessels: agents of nature & culture – C0913-18

Date: Jul 30 - Aug 10, 2018

Skill Level(s): III to IV i

Instructor(s): Tony Marsh

Tuition: $1,195
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45


Deepen your ceramics practice, exploring the opportunities of this special art as a metaphoric or symbolic device. This workshop is a call to all makers who are invested in the ceramic vessel in which we examine the historical roots and the contemporary conversation in vessel making. Technical advice is offered to help you grasp a deeper understanding of these issues as an ultimate path toward making work that is consequential. Ongoing lectures and discussions on both traditional and modern vessels accompany analysis of finished work. This workshop is ideal for highly specialized, ritual, culinary and sculptural vessel makers.

Media & Techniques:

We use mid-range clay stoneware and porcelain clay with colored slips, glazes and sigs. Students have the option to generate wheel thrown or hand built forms. Limited mold making and slip casting is possible. Students must be in solid possession of primary wheel throwing or hand building skills.


Daily activities include morning and afternoon demonstrations, philosophical discussions, slide talks and work time with one-on-one mentoring throughout the day.


Tony Marsh teaches for the Ceramic Arts Program at Long Beach State in California. He has lectured and exhibited extensively. His work can be found in public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MAD Museum in NYC, LACMA in Los Angeles and the MFA Houston. Tony holds an M.F.A. from Alfred University.

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