Constructive Surfaces: Architectural Approaches To Surface Design

July 8, 2018 – July 14, 2018

HP Bloomer And Matt Repsher

This workshop explores the relationship between form and surface on wheel thrown and altered utilitarian forms, and the methods needed to finish those pieces for a variety of firing styles. Participants will learn techniques in altering thrown forms, slip application and glazing. Demonstrations include various methods for finishing work, including masking and resists for glaze and slips, and firing for both soda and electric. Discussions cover propagating inspiration, testing glazes and surface, evaluating outcomes, and honing content in a body of work. Basic ceramic skills are necessary.


HP Bloomer IV is from Central Texas and received his MFA from the University of North Texas in 2011. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at The Carbondale Clay Center, the Cobb Mountain Art & Ecology Project and at Arrowmont. He has held positions at Colorado Mountain College, Santa Fe Clay and Mendocino College. His work has been published in Ceramics Monthly and Studio Potter.

HP Bloomer

Matt Repsher earned his BFA in Ceramics from Penn State University and an MFA from Indiana University in 2003. Soon after, he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico as studio director at Santa Fe Clay. Repsher has taught at Indiana University and the University of New Mexico. He has conducted workshops at Pocosin Arts and Penland School of Crafts. He is a past Artist-in-Residence at Pocosin Arts and is currently a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts.

Matt Repsher

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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