There’s A Pattern Here

May 24, 2020 – May 30, 2020

Matt Repsher

During this workshop students will develop pattern on vessel forms. Class demonstrations include wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques. Using these techniques as a foundation, participants will experiment with pattern to create multi-layered and creative surfaces. You will then move into surface treatments using inlay and stencil methods with colored slips on greenware. All work will be made in cone 5 clays and be glaze fired using a clear glaze in the electric kilns. Students are encouraged to bring sketches and source materials that relate to forms and patterns. Both wheel throwing and handbuilding are encouraged. Open to all skill levels.


Matt Repsher is a long-term resident at the Penland School of Craft. He earned his BFA in Ceramics from Pennsylvania State University and an MFA from Indiana University. Repsher has taught ceramics at Indiana University and the University of New Mexico and he was a resident at Pocosin Arts in 2015.

Matt Repsher

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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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