The Pots Between the Pots
October 13 - 18, 2024
Brian R. Jones · brianrjones.com
Workshop at a glance
Think about the pots that are just off to the side: candle holders, toast racks, butter houses. In this workshop “Secondary” pots are the main event!
- Hand building,
- Coiling building
- Slab construction
- Understanding relationships between objects
- Tar paper
- Understanding how to use a template to build an object
- Knowledge of pots that aren’t usually part of a repertoire
- Understanding of proportional form and composition between objects
Raised in the suburbs of Syracuse, NY, Brian R Jones was drawn to art as a kid and teenager. Calvin and Hobbes and Richard Scarry books were early influences. He started working with clay as an undergraduate at Alfred University and by his second semester in ceramics it became a calling. Jones earned his MFA from Southern Methodist University and in 2013 he was an Emerging Artist at NCECA. In 2012, Jones was an invited presenter at Arrowmont’s Utilitarian Clay. He lives on the Connecticut Shoreline with his family.
In this workshop students will learn how to use templates to construct hand-built forms. The use of a slab roller, extruder, and coiling will be demonstrated and students will be strongly encouraged to take the lead in their own investigations of form and function. Surface alteration and slip application will be discussed as well. Open to all skill levels, but a basic understanding of clay will be helpful.
COURSE FEE: $690
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