Invention, investigation and play are among the most rewarding and satisfying studio activities that often lead to new dimensions in one’s studio work. In this workshop, students break away from their typical mode and engage their investigative spirit. Students leave refreshed, idea-rich and amazed at how fun and essential dedicated studio time can be.
Students employ coil, pinch and soft slab techniques and use red earthenware clay to make functional and wall-hung forms while experimenting with invented additions and bold application of slips and glazes. Students explore the geography of form and surface through abstract and geometric structure, rhythm and tempo.
Activities include investigative play, demonstrations, individual mentoring, class-wide conversations and lectures featuring inventive and unusual pottery and architectural forms. Learn how to make effective use of a journal or sketchbook.
Holly Walker is a full-time ceramic artist in Vermont. She has taught at major art and craft schools, and her work is widely published. Holly served as Director of Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and received her MFA in ceramics from Louisiana State University, with a minor in painting.