From our Ceramics Blog

Mar 12

Visiting Artist Workshop with Nick Joerling

Mar 12, 10:00am to Mar 13, 5:00pm


Ceramics Studio - 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard

Workshop Description - Pots/Possibilities with Nick Joerling
Course Description: Beginning with round pots coming from the wheel, we'll push, cut, coax, and stretch those form. Why alter pots? Tom Spleth nicely observed, "As work departs from thrown forms that typically refers to pots and pottery, it gains the ability to describe forms in nature, suggest the vulnerability of the figure, and express the asymmetry found in human experience." Our focus will be on utilitarian pots but we'll take some liberties with that notion too. Various ways of making handles, lids, and spouts will be explored. Slides and demonstrations will form the backdrop for lively conversation about everything from making a living to making pots personal. Process is paramount, humor emphasized, taking chances encouraged. Some throwing experience is recommended. Pots will be bisqued but not glaze fired.