Focus on hand-building and wheel-throwing approaches to pottery forms. Each day a new form is introduced. Forms to consider include: cups, bowls, plates, vases and lidded jars. Using earthenware clay and slips, work through concepts presented in daily demonstrations. Focus on skill-building and personal expression in the wet clay stages of making. The week culminates with bisque firings.
Earthenware clay is used with leather-hard application slips. Wheel throwing, coil building and slab building techniques are demonstrated daily for each form to be explored. Work is bisque fired for students to take home.
There are demonstrations with slideshows about contemporary and historic ceramics and plenty of one-on-one instruction.
Sam Harvey received his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. He has been an artist in residence at Sun Valley Center and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He has taught nationally and internationally, including at the Ranch and in Nepal, Taiwan and Japan. He has shown nationally at such venues as Lill Street Arts Center, Chicago, Santa Fe Clay and Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
Alleghany Meadows is a nationally-recognized studio potter, mentor, gallery owner/curator, non-profit board member and artistic entrepreneur — all centered around his love of art and craft. He received his MFA from Alfred University. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Long Beach Museum of Art, American Museum of Ceramic Art, and Huntington Museum of Art, where he was honored with the Walter Gropius Master Award.