Altered Forms & Expressive Slipware Surfaces for Functional Pottery with Ben Carter
250.00

The Potters’ Studio presents a:
TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
with Ben Carter
creator & host of The Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast

October 19–20, 2019 10am–4:30pm

This workshop focuses on integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Workshop participants will learn a variety of surface-design methods including slip decorating, sgraffito, stamping and other mark-making techniques. During the workshop we will discuss aesthetic issues (i.e. proportions, color theory, etc.), making strong functional pots at low fire temperatures, and creative problem solving in the studio. Additional discussions of marketing, social media and the changing landscape of contemporary craft will leave the workshop attendees recharged, rejuvenated and ready to grow in their own studio practice. This workshop is designed for both throwers and hand-builders with at least some experience working with clay.

Ben Carter is a studio potter, educator, and social media enthusiast based in Helena, MT. He received his BFA in ceramics/painting from Appalachian State University and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes being an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO, and the Education Director of the Pottery Workshop in Shanghai, China. He has lectured and exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He was named 2016 Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. In addition to his studio work he is the creator/host of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast, where he interviews artists about their craft, creativity, and lifestyle. He has authored a full-length book, Mastering the Potter’s Wheel, published by Voyageur Press in 2016.

Cost: $250 (PS members & PS students $225) Limited enrollment

T.P.S. DISCOUNT: $225 (Please read below).
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For further information, contact: events@berkeleypottersstudio.com

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Pat Simons - The Art of Sculpting Clay Creatures & Critters
250.00

The Potters’ Studio presents a:
TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
with Pat Simons


November 9–10, 2019 10am–4:30pm

The Art of Sculpting Clay Creatures & Critters

In this hands-on workshop, participants will create a domestic, wild or imaginary animal, creature or critter of their choice. Pat encourages and fosters an enthusiastic, whimsical approach to building in clay. The day will begin with mindful meditation. Pat will demonstrate how to build an animal using hand-building techniques and will describe wheel-throwing techniques that might be used as an optional approach. Heads and bodies will be started the first day but not attached. The second day we will attach the parts, experiment with a variety of surface treatment options and complete the animal. This workshop is designed for both throwers and hand-builders with any level of experience working with clay.

Pat Simons is a Berkeley-based ceramic sculptor, teacher and member of The Potters’ Studio. Pat received a BS in Design at the University of Michigan, and MFA at the University of Chicago and an MAE at The Rhode Island School of Design. She has received numerous awards for sculpture and her work has been exhibited both locally and nationally.

“I have always loved throwing on the wheel. For the first ten years or so, I threw strictly functional pottery, but slowly the traditional pieces began to evolve into a sort of “funk”tional pottery, such as a camel toothbrush holder, a walrus menorah, and giraffe candlesticks. I found myself drawn to animals with exaggerated features, such as the wondrous rhinoceros, because of the way that I manipulate the clay.”


WORKSHOP PRICE : $250

T.P.S. DISCOUNT: $225 (Please read below).
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For further information, contact:  kim@berkeleypottersstudio.com
The Potters’ Studio      1221 8th Street, Berkeley, CA   94710      (510) 528-3286

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