You and Your Pots
October 17 - 22, 2021
Workshop at a glance
Work through and discuss why and how you make your pots as well as what you’re bringing to the table.
- Wheel throwing techniques
- Creating functional pottery with your design sensibilities
- Soda fire techniques
- Soda kiln
- Completed bisque pots
- Completed soda-fired glazed pieces
- Personal design in pottery
Sam Lopez is a potter who lives and teaches in San Diego, California. He earned his MFA in Ceramics from San Diego State University and is a full-time faculty member teaching at Riverside Community College. Lopez exhibits his work through gallery and museum shows across the country and internationally and participates in the annual San Diego Pottery Tour.
What motivates you to make your pots? Students in this workshop will explore the craft of making ceramic pots to reflect their own sensibilities and personalities in what they create. Class demonstrations will include wheel-throwing and construction techniques while encouraging students to ask questions that stimulate creativity. Discussions will include studying the principles of form, function, and aesthetics as well as how to relate to the maker and viewer. Students are encouraged to bring up to 10 pieces of bisqueware able to withstand a Cone 10 soda firing. Students will have the opportunity to work with porcelain and stoneware. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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