There’s A Pattern Here

August 15 - 20, 2021

Matt Repsher


Workshop at a glance

Using wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques as a foundation in Cone 5 clay bodies, experiment with pattern to create multi-layered and creative surfaces that use inlay and stencil methods with colored slips on greenware.

Techniques

  • Developing pattern on vessel forms
  • Wheel throwing and handbuilding methods
  • Surface treatments with stencils and colored slips

Materials

  • Clay
  • Colored slips on clear glaze

Outcomes

  • Experimenting with pattern and surface layers
  • Throwing and handbuilding vessel forms

Artist Bio

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.
Arrowmont Connections

  • Matt Repsher

Workshop Description

Students will learn how to 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.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  materials list



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