Bring your ideas and sketches to life when you immerse yourself in this skill-building workshop designed to improve your pottery making abilities. It’s all about the basics in this two-week-long course, including wheel throwing, trimming traditional pottery forms, and techniques such as pulling handles, making lids and building spouts. We enhance our knowledge of stoneware pottery glazes and glazing methods while we glaze, fire and finish work during our days together in class.
In this wheel-based class students use stoneware clay, slips and cone 10 glazes fired in gas reduction or other atmospheric kilns such as wood or soda.
This is a two-week workshop with plenty of time for creation and exploration. We partake in morning and afternoon discussions, along with one-on-one time with the instructor to work on specific skills. Lectures include instructor work and experiences, historical references to pottery forms and architecture.
Seth Green is an assistant professor at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Ind. He holds an M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Nebraska. Seth’s award-winning work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been featured in Ceramics Monthly Magazine and Lark Books publications.