This is a 5-day workshop. Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.
An exciting opportunity to expand and increase the scale of ones pottery making skills. The instructor will demonstrate the tools and techniques he uses to centre up to a hundred pounds of clay on the wheel and throw pieces a meter in diameter. For throwing, he uses various ribs, bats and trimming bats. Each will be demonstrated and discussed. As well, tools for improving repetitive smaller scale work will be demonstrated.
This course will cover all aspects of the process from start to finish, including trimming, slip application and attention to drying. His slip bottle pouring and trailing decoration at the wet, leather, and bisque stage will add a deeper dimension to the variety of techniques experienced by participants. His making of handles, lids, knobs and spouts will contribute to students’ understanding of finishing details.
Glaze mixing, application and consistency, especially with attention to specific gravity will be addressed. Students will gain insight into pouring, dipping, and spraying glazes. Decorative techniques explored will include dynamic application of slip and geometric glaze trailing. Methods of making printing sponges for pattern on glaze will also be demonstrated.
Hands on immersion by participants will be an important aspect of the workshop. Discourse surrounding where ideas and designs originate and how we go about executing them will round out this program.
This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars
Making pottery in the Okanagan Valley since 1985, Peter’s passion for working in clay has been a continuum through art school, university and artist residencies. His work has been exhibited broadly and has been the recipient of awards and recognition in Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the USA.
Peter operates a home based studio in Peachland BC. Since 2016, Peter became fascinated by the unpredictable nature of native clays combined with a variety wood ashes after inspiring visits to China and Taiwan. Simple glaze composition provided endlessly exciting variations.
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