MATT LONG: Advanced Throwing: Porcelain Soda-Fired Cups

July 3 - July 7
Matt Long



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MATT LONG: Advanced Throwing: Porcelain Soda-Fired Cups

This course is all about the cups that are an integral part of our lives; cups that we wake up with, quench our thirst in the middle of the day, cheers with in the evening, and cups that are simply about having a conversation. Our concentration will cover function, technique, comfort, aesthetics and self-expression. We will also be working on creating line and gesture in the surface in a myriad of ways including the use of thick slip. We will fire the soda kiln with bisque work that you bring with you. We will be making pots daily, having discussion on what makes a cup stay at the front of the cupboard.

Pre-requisite required: This course is open to advanced students with multi-year throwing experience. Please provide a short description of your throwing experience along with a photo of your work to

Course Fee: $650  Supply Fee/Firing Fee: $3o    Student Supply List: LONG_StudentSupplies2017 

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

Matt Long received his MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University in 1997, and his BFA in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1995. After receiving his MFA, Matt went on to become a Teaching Lab Specialist, Adjunct faculty, and Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Florida in Gainesville for over six years. In 2005, Matt moved to Oxford, Mississippi to join the art faculty at The University of Mississippi. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Art, and the Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Mississippi.

Matt has become a well-known workshop presenter, teaching workshops and lectures at over 40 universities, colleges and art centers both nationally and internationally.

His work earned him the NCECA emerging artist award in 2000 along with many juried awards and purchases into prestigious permanent collections. He has been featured in every serious ceramic art publication including Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter, Art and Perception, and Clay Times, including being featured on the cover of the world’s most widely read ceramics magazine in 2004, Ceramics Monthly.

His work can be seen in many national and international shows. Matt is represented by Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana.

This course requires pre-requisites to register.  Email  with your details. Registration will be opened for accepted applicants as they are received.

This class is currently FULL. Please contact the MISSA office at if you would like to be put on a waitlist.


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