Making pots is both personal and universal and asks us, as potters and lovers of fine food, to consider decisions based on utility, aesthetics, and literal content.
Participants have six days to investigate a variety of wheel-formed utilitarian pots. Round pots, altering from the round, attachments that work, lids that fit, feet that lift, handles that invite the hand, spouts that pour, and more will be demonstrated and explored according to each student’s level of interest and skill.
Through demonstrations, critiques, and lively discussion, we will stretch our skills and thinking in the realm of cooking pots and tabletop culture. This is wonderful opportunity to make pots and eat fabulous food in a spectacular setting in the Pacific Northwest.
This workshop is about the process of making pots & developing skill and the decisions we make about pots for the kitchen and the table. Glazing and firing techniques will be covered. Students may take home bisqued pots or arrange to fire in my soda kiln. Previous wheel-forming experience is necessary (you can throw 3# cylinder).
My studio is just outside Coupeville in the Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve on Whidbey Island. There are several inns & campgrounds nearby and many beaches & hiking trails.
a few details:
Clays available to use during workshop: cone 10 stoneware or flameware
You may arrange to ship your bisque pots from my studio
Instructor time is 10am – 5pm, Students may have use of the studio 8am – 11pm
Luncheons provided in our garden
We will take potluck evening meals together as students wish
Participants arrange for their own housing (we can recommend & assist you to find housing)
Inns, motels, campgrounds, beaches, hiking trails, farmers markets, restaurants nearby