Carving Commentary

August 4, 2019 – August 10, 2019

Steven Cheek

In this workshop students focus on conceptual solutions for their work in ceramics by rendering their ideas from concept to reality. Participants interested in activating the surface of their pots will explore carving in porcelain and other low relief decoration techniques such as sgraffito and inlay. You may also use celadons and other translucent surface treatments. Students will have the opportunity to explore both high fire and cone 6 celadons. You should come prepared with ideas and concepts that you want to tackle. Open to all skill levels, however some experience in throwing is ideal.


Steven Cheek lives in Louisville, Kentucky and is an Artist-in-Residence at the Mary Anderson Center and co-founder of the Southern Crossings Pottery Festival. He received his BFA from the University of Evansville and an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Cheek has taught ceramics at the University of Louisville, Georgia State University, and the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and was an Artist-in-Residence at Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts.

Steven Cheek

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

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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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