The Coil Pot: An Ancient and Modern Approach

Humans were creating objects of use and beauty from clay 30,000 years ago! The versatile coil pot, with its methodical rhythm of building both symmetrical and asymmetrical forms, lends us endless possibilities. In this two-day workshop, learn to create thin walled coil pots in the ancient tradition of Mata Ortiz. Then try your hand at a refreshing modern approach using textured slabs as coils. Combing traditional techniques with contemporary design, we will explore nuances of form and surface. Finished work will be bisque fired after the workshop, allowing us time to focus uniquely on building technique. This class includes open studio time.

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Saturday and Sunday, 10AM to 4PM May 20 and 21 (2 Meetings) Location: Citizens’ Hall, Stockbridge, Plus $40 Materials and Studio Fee (includes 25lbs. of clay)
Paula Shalan
First Lesson
Sat, May 20 2017