Rough And Refined: A Guide to Finding Form
October 9 - 14, 2022
Bill Wilkey · wilkeyarts.com
Workshop at a glance
Dive into the what, how, and why of making soda-fired functional pots that have highly designed features.
- Texture clay on and off the wheel
- How to make functional handles, spouts, and features on your pots
- Slip and Glaze work to fire well in the soda kiln
- Cone 10 Clay
- Soda glazes and sand
- Basic pottery tools (ribs, needle tool, wire tool, wood knife, fettling knife, sponge, trimming tools)
- Soda-fired ceramic pots
- Knowledge of steps to achieve particular effects from the soda kiln
Bill Wilkey is a studio artist living in Helena, Montana. He received his MFA from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a BFA from East Tennessee State University. Wilkey exhibits nationally and has been featured in Ceramics Monthly as an Emerging Artist, as well as a cover article for Pottery Making Illustrated. He was also the recipient of the Joan Lincoln and Lillstreet Fellowships as a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts.
During this workshop students will focus on creations being made both on and off the wheel. Demonstrations will include sketching, designing molds for handbuilding tableware and throwing. Participants will use reductive processes to refine forms while adding slips and glaze that accentuate the soda firing process. Bring to class your enthusiasm and love of making pottery. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $690 · materials list
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