This is a 5-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.
I delight in simple pots of clean design. Simplicity is complexity resolved. Sometimes it takes a while to get there. Should I add a handle, do I need one? Can I manage without it? How can I design it to look elegant and still be easy to pick up and use. I have honed some of my designs for small pots like butter dishes and soap dishes.
Design is endless, there will always be another way to look at it, another way to enjoy the daily rituals. For instance, I need a butter dish that I can operate with one hand. As in the other hand, I have the knife eagerly awaiting a dip in the butter. It must be easy. I love butter, I want it on the bread quickly, spread well and even. For that, there must be an ease to getting it on the knife. And on the knife in the right way, so it spreads properly. For me, the butter dish must be right.
Now take the same thought to all the other pots, lemon squeezers, stackable bowls and mixing bowls, a mortar and pestle, a soap dish. And to stackable lidded pots. Two pots that stack on top of each other, either one on top, with only one lid for them both, so they take up less space in the fridge.
Design with clay is fun and versatile. Design, build, test, revise.
Is it time for some new pots that work in your space?
This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.
Clive Tucker studied with Lotte Glob in the Far north of Scotland, near to the end of the last century. With her knowledge and guidance, the clay became his canvas, and with deft hands, he shaped vessels of great beauty. His skills grew and flowed like a river, deep and wide. A restlessness took him on his quest for beauty. He moved to Canada, and, after a brief stay in Ontario, he travelled west.Click here to read more about CLIVE TUCKER