Enriching lives through art and craft

Keeping It Simple

June 5 - 10, 2022

David Eichelberger  ·  eichelbergerclay.com

Workshop at a glance

Explore versatile hand-building techniques that can reinvigorate the work of hand builders and wheel throwers alike.


  • Creating and using ring molds
  • Modified coil building
  • Compressive pinching
  • Surface design considerations


  • Earthenware clay
  • Glazes


  • New ceramic techniques
  • Fresh design considerations
  • Alternative construction methods
  • Simple bisque molds to use at home
  • Glaze recipes

Artist Bio

David Eichelberger is a full-time studio artist and co-owner of Two|One Ceramics, a small-batch ceramic production studio in Brattleboro, Vermont. He received his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a BFA from Virginia Tech. Eichelberger has been a resident artist at the Penland School of Craft and a resident at the Appalachian Center for Craft. He is a former teacher at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia and at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont. He has taught workshops at Arrowmont, Penland, and Haystack, and his work has been exhibited nationally.
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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will explore versatile hand-building techniques including ring molds, compressive pinching, and modified coil building to create unique forms. The goal is to give participants the chance to create distinctive and personal vessel forms using earthenware clay and glazes. Class discussions will include decoration techniques and strategies with an emphasis on a simple formal approach. These methodologies will help you to begin again with new ideas and are particularly suited to those eager to change things up or shift gears (including dedicated wheel throwers) and to re-learn clay from a new perspective or try it out for the first time. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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