Making Mistakes: how to take advantage of failure – C0712-20

Date: Jul 13 - 24, 2020

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Peter Beasecker & Liz Lurie

Tuition: $1,300
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45


This course concentrates on the development of a more personal point of view towards pottery. Learn how a more “inefficient” process can benefit growth as participants slow down and examine the making of each element. Students work on both complicated and simple forms, firing them in a high-fire, reduction kiln. Students should be of intermediate level, confident in throwing a three-pound bowl.


Stoneware and porcelain, reduction firings, wheel throwing, underglaze and glazes


Peter Beasecker is a Professor of Art at Syracuse University. He has exhibited in national and international venues, and his work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Mint Museum in North Carolina. Peter has been a visiting artist and workshop leader at over sixty institutions.

Liz Lurie has been making stoneware, wood-fired, functional pottery for over 20 years. She teaches out of her studio in Chittenango, NY. Liz’s work has been both published and exhibited nationally. Most recently she was a presenter at the Women Working With Clay Symposium at Hollins University.


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