Saturday, August 11,
10am – 12 noon
Updates on studio projects and plans, get your feedback, and listen to your thoughts on how to improve the studio.
Topics to be discussed:
- Gallery update
- Kiln updates
- Firing protocol updates
- Upcoming workshops
- Parking Lot Sale
- Mezzanine addition (?)
- Getting in touch with your inner, tidier self
- Your questions, concerns, and suggestions
Feel free to bring some snacks to share.
Hope to see you there!
James Whiting, Director
Two-Hour Demonstration: Stuart Gair
Thursday, August 23, 2018 2 - 4pm
In this informative demonstration, visiting artist Stuart Gair will demonstrate throwing a variety of functional forms on the wheel including cups, tea bowls, pitchers, and teapots. Learn a variety of techniques for altering forms by paddling, cutting and carving. Stuart will also discuss the process of soda firing and how he thinks about each form in relation to the atmospheric environment.
“The functional vessels I make are for use and display. It is of the upmost importance that each piece has a duality of utilitarian purpose and serves as an object of beauty and intrigue when not in use. Particular attention is paid to the attributes in a piece that make it demand presence in an environment - silhouette, curve, lightness, balance, volume, proportion, substantiality, and how objects sit on a surface.” - Stuart Gair
Stuart Gair received his MFA from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2017 and was featured as an Emerging Artist in the May 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Gair has been a Summer Resident at Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT as well as a Watershed Artist in Residence and Salad Days Artist in Residence at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME. He currently holds the position of 2017-2018 Artist in Residence at Harvard Ceramics in Allston, MA.
Parking Lot Sale and Open House Party
Over 30 vendors selling pottery!
Come enjoy the barbecue, talk tools, shop at The Parking Lot Sale, hang out and have fun with other members and students, friends and family.
Sunday, September 16,
10am – 6pm
The Potters’ Studio
1221 Eighth Street
WHO’S INVITED: All studio members and students and their friends and family.
FOOD: Bring potluck dishes and whatever you’d like to grill.
DRINKS: The studio will provide beer, wine and fizzy water.
TOOL SALE AND SWAP: The studio will be selling abandoned tools at very low prices. If you want to swap tools, bring the tools you want to get rid of, get a coupon for their value and use the coupons to buy new tools.
OPEN HOUSE: The Studio will be open to all that are curious tour the facility.