Pottery: vessels for food – C0103-19

Date: Jun 03 - 14, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Sanam Emami

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

Concept:

Serving dishes contain and serve. These vessels hold our favorite foods and our cultural histories. In this workshop, students explore a range of historical and contemporary ideas for serving and storing: from small delicacies to nourishing main courses. These ideas — all organized around the space of the table — are the starting point for imagining the form, scale, surface and structure of pots.

Media & Techniques:

Come to the workshop with family recipes and sketches for ideas of serving dishes. Use mid-range clays, glazes and slips and explore a variety of solutions to transform drawings and sketches into three-dimensional clay forms. The pottery wheel is the primary tool for shaping and altering dishes. Slide talks and readings present ideas about color, glaze application and the relationship of two-dimensional ornamentation and three-dimensional containers. Specific surface design techniques include slip and underglaze transfers, stencils, stamping and layering of glazes, slip and underglazes.

Activities:

Mornings include discussions, demonstrations and lectures. Afternoons are focused on work time and one-on-one and group discussions to facilitate the development of describing form, process and intent.

Faculty:

Sanam Emami is a studio potter living in Fort Collins, CO. She received an MFA in Ceramics at Alfred University and is an Associate Professor of Pottery at Colorado State University. She was a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and received a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Craft. She has taught workshops and lectured around the country. Recent exhibitions include Schaller Gallery and Harvey/Meadows Gallery.

www.sanamemami.com

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