winterclayweekend2020

 Winter Clay Weekend 2020: January 17 – 19


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Makers of things yet to be made:  Workshop Weekend July 2019, with the fabulous  Richard Meyer  discussing his stoneware pots

Makers of things yet to be made: Workshop Weekend July 2019, with the fabulous Richard Meyer discussing his stoneware pots

Winter Clay Weekend – a three-day wheel workshop at Green River Pottery in Santa Fe, New Mexico – a chance to stay warm and slow down and focus inward during the cool quiet time of the year. The workshop will be a meditation on the making process, with long work sessions, discussion & presentation by a few terrific invited potters, and demonstrations focused on the unitary form – the vessel, vase, jar. We’ll explore introverted one-of-a-kind wheel thrown pieces that contain, reserve, stand alone. This will be a great workshop to think about scaling your work, throwing larger, making lids, detaching your ideas about sets or matching pieces or ‘relating’ your work in context with other work.

We’ll have demonstration & worktime each morning, a visiting artist each afternoon, and evenings free to explore Santa Fe galleries, go hiking or night-skiing (this is fun!) or to just return & work more in the studio (probably what I will do).

Actually, if you have January 20 off (MLK Day) you can add an additional day to your workshop. On Monday we will glaze work made on Friday the 17th since it’ll have been bisque-fired. We’ll have some practice bisqueware here for you to glaze as well.

Cost: 465.
Teacher: Theo Helmstadter, Leslie Hero, plus guests
January 17 – 19, 9 am – 4 pm (January 20 optional)