Handbuilding Pots for the Table

July 2, 2018 - July 6
Jan Edwards


Handbuilding Pots for the Table

What is missing from your kitchen that you have always wanted? A platter to serve guests? A bowl for berries?

This workshop is for clay artists of all levels of experience.

Participants will spend the week exploring a multitude of ways to hand build tableware; bowls, cups, plates, pitchers, platters, butter dishes and more, all without the use of a potter’s wheel.

Don’t you wish you had a good fish platter, or a tall vase, or perhaps a set of sushi plates? You name it, we will try to make it. Participants will use terra cotta clay and colorful under glazes, slips and stains to embellish their pieces. There’s a cornucopia of decorative techniques to explore.

Your aesthetic will dictate the look; be it classic or crazy, wild or sublime. After the pieces are fired in both bisk and glaze firings, they are beautiful and safe to use for food and drink.


Course fee: $665    Supply fee: TBD



Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks and is inclusive of all applicable taxes. Prices are in Canadian Dollars.


JAN EDWARDS has been making pots and tiles and teaching Ceramics for around 40 years. After an education in the fine arts, design and Art History, Jan learned to make pots at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado and has mostly been working with clay ever since.  Her work has evolved into combining her love of design, painting, drawing and color with clay work.  Architectural Tile work is especially good for exploring the many ways of putting line, pattern and color on clay.

At home in Portland, Oregon, Jan regularly teaches ceramics at Mt Hood Community College and the Multnomah Art Center.  She especially loves traveling, teaching workshops, and has taught In Mexico, Italy, Canada and many locations around the US.

In her sweet solar studio Jan, works mostly making pots for the table, paintings and drawings on clay and on paper, and custom tile Installations.












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