Working Out The Details: Form, Surface And Function

September 17, 2017 – September 23, 2017

Doug Peltzman & Adam Field

The goal of this workshop is for students to gain the skills and confidence to explore form, texture, line and color working with clay blending ideas and concepts with tactile discovery. Participants will learn approaches to wheel-throwing porcelain vessels and carve intricate patterns on a variety of forms. You will also throw and build with white and black porcelain, and discover ideas about designing pots with surface treatments. Demonstrations include Korean Onggi coil and paddle methods and there are discussions and exercises to inspire both in and outside of the studio. Students are encouraged to bring source material for surface treatment as well as high fire bisqueware. Open to all skill levels.


Doug Peltzman is a full-time studio potter and teacher in Shokan, New York. He earned his BFA in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz and an MFA in Ceramics from Penn State. Peltzman teaches workshops and exhibits his work nationwide. His pottery has been featured in many national publications and can be found in homes and kitchens across the country.

Doug Peltzman

Adam Field is a studio potter in Helena, Montana and was recently a long-term resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation. He has apprenticed under Onggi master Kim Ill Mahn in Icheon, South Korea, and he created the HIDE-N-SEEKAH social media event that began in 2013. Field’s YouTube videos, Instagram posts, and Periscope broadcasts are well-known resources throughout the clay community.

Adam Field

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please call 865-436-5860

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