Teaching Workshop - "Thrown & Altered All Ways"
Oct
8
to Oct 14

Teaching Workshop - "Thrown & Altered All Ways"

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Let’s Go Off-Round! Working with Thrown and Altered Pottery Forms

Starting from wheel-thrown components, students will concentrate on the exploration of creating fluid and whimsical pottery vessels and teapots. Sue will present techniques including throwing components and a variety of ways to re-assemble them, adding your own flair as you explore the ‘altered’ side of pottery.

Putting process before product, the class will investigate construction methods using bottomless cylinders, thrown slabs, splicing-n-dicing, forms from multiple parts and more. This is also a perfect way to construct larger pieces. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to create more complex work in their own voice. Additional information on surface considerations and mark-making will be covered.

Class Title: Thrown & Altered All Ways Instructor: Sue Grier

From: October 8, 2017 To: October 14, 2017

Class Description:

Come explore altered surfaces and altered forms. This class will encourage students to utilize techniques that add gesture, personality and movement to wheel-thrown forms. Using basic thrown cylinders, students explore ways to combine elements thus creating more complex clay vessels. Forms explored - but not limited to - include cups/saucers, bowls, altered pitchers, vases and teapots. Work made the first few days may be glaze fired; otherwise bisque firing will be done.

Experience Level: Must be able to center, open up and pull an 8” cylinder.

Instructor Biography:

Sue Grier has been working in clay for +32 years in a wide variety of ways spanning production pottery to teaching at all levels. Sue attained her MFA from Clemson University in 2004 and taught there part-time for 6 years. Not quite a production potter any longer, she works full-time in the studio creating one-of-a-kind pieces, teapots and limited series. Sue was a presenter at the 2014 South Carolina Clay Conference and currently is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

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Teaching Workshop - "Three Potters Throwing"
Jul
17
to Jul 23

Teaching Workshop - "Three Potters Throwing"

This event has two components: a workshop and a symposium. See below for more details on each!

Contact: fvickery@thebascom.org

Website: http://www.thebascom.org/Education_Workshops/Medium/ceramics

The Three Potters Symposium

Instructor Name: Mike Vatalaro, Sue Grier, and Mike Lalone

Date and Time: July 22nd, 9am – Noon / 1pm – 4pm

Level: All

Description: Please join us for the 7th annual Three Potters Symposium in the Dave Drake Studio Barn. This year we are delighted to host Mike Vatalaro, Sue Grier, and Mike Lalone. Primarily wheel-thrown elements will be demonstrated. Techniques such as lidded vessels, throwing off the hump, and bottomless forms will evolve into more complex structures, either functional or sculptural.

Tuition: $5 at the door

The Three Potters Workshop

Instructor Name: Mike Vatalaro, Sue Grier, and Mike Lalone

Date and Time: July 17th – 21st, 10am – Noon / 1pm – 5pm

Level: All

Description: This 5-day workshop will be led by three potters – Mike Vatalaro, Sue Grier and Mike Lalone. Primarily starting with wheel-thrown elements, many types of forms will be explored. Techniques such as lidded vessels, throwing off the hump, and bottomless forms will evolve into more complex structures, either functional or sculptural. Projects will focus on proportion, profile, and interior space.

Tuition: Member Price $750 / Non-Member Price $800

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