Pinching and Playing

June 3, 2018 – June 9, 2018

Emily Schroeder Willis

Pinching is one of the most basic techniques used in creating pots. In this workshop students will use this simple technique to explore more complex forms. Participants can use porcelain to develop new ways of making coils and methods to pinch the clay surface. Demonstrations include using bisque molds and tips on how to create large forms. The goals are to explore ways to mark the surface, create unique forms not constrained by the wheel and discover utilitarian vessels in a new way. On the final day, a few glazing techniques will be presented. Open to all skill levels.


Emily Schroeder Willis is an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has a BFA from the University of Minnesota and an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has held residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Zentrum für Keramik in Germany, and at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine. She was also a visiting artist/instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada.

Emily Schroeder Willis

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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